From the Road

Top Pic: The Last Supper (1984) by Albert Szukalsk, Goldwell Open Air Museum.

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Top Pic: On the self-guided tour the Toiyabe Mountain Range can be seen.

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Top Pic: Sunset as seen through a dust storm settling in the valley below us.

We found a great campsite in Water Canyon BLM. The campsites are scattered along the road & creek. We took the first site. Looking up the canyon, only one other RV is in sight.

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A rustic campground with a naturally heated pool & showers located in the Virgin Valley within the Sheldon Wildlife Refuge. A great location for exploring & finding fire opals.

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We found a gem for our first stop of this trip. A very scenic & well cared for BLM campground located near both the Steens Mountain & Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

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"A quick drive up the Coast brought us to this campground we last visited during the fall 2013. Looks like this will a good base for exploring the area before heading home."

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"Only an 88 mile drive, but it seemed much longer because of the narrow winding roads. But the reward at the end made it well worth it. Now it's time to explore the area."

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We had a short drive up the coast to Beverly Beach. This massive State Park campground is tucked in a dense forest. There's easy beach access via a path under the Hwy 101 bridge.

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Top Photo: Stairs to the beach!

"Oh boy, back in our coach and at one of favorite destinations: the Oregon Coast in the fall. First stop is Tillicum Beach Campground."

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We love when friends come to town for a visit and have been fortunate that we had so many in our first year. It seems that we never get tired of acting as tour guides showing off our new home base. With so many festivals and outdoor activities in the area, there is never a shortage of things to do o...

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Top Photo: Brokern Top peaking through.

Kayaking Sparks Lake

For several years we wanted to kayak Sparks Lake but arrived in the Bend area in late summer, and by then the lake was too low. Now based in the area we have to opportunity for an earlier start this year. So finally we got to spe...

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In keeping with our "river" theme on this mini road trip, we drove 160 crazy Memorial Day miles to get where the Deschutes River empties into the Columbia River. Once again, the RV gods were good to us as we scored a site backing up to the Deschutes.

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