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.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! We traded in our full-time traveling for a new home base in Bend, Oregon. We now spend less time on the road, but have managed to fire up the coach for a couple of trips. - Rob't & Diana
"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."
"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."
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.
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."
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...
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...
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.
"We went looking for a small campground to ride out the Memorial Day weekend and Red Bridge was just that campground."
"This is a jewel of a campground that sits on the Snake River as it flows through Hell's Canyon & is one of five campgrounds in that section of the river managed by Idaho Power."
Quiet little campground tucked away on the North Fork of the Malheur River.