Top photo: As we’re getting settled into our site and are already enjoying the scenic views. Memaloose Island, in the Columbia River, can be seen on the right center of the photo.
Top photo: View from the path to the beach just before sunset.
Above Photo: Path to the beach from the campground as it goes under Highway 101.
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 insight.
Sixty-nine miles. Now that's my kind of driving day. We found a well cared for state park not too far from John Day, OR. There are a few things we want to check out in John Day.
We were hesitant to move on a Friday without reservations. But sometimes you just gotta... "Spread your arms and hold your breath and always trust your cape" - Guy Clark.
Top photo: Nearby Blue Lake.
Our goal for today was to escape from the smoke that was being created by the Pioneer Fire. Sadly, we had to keep moving through some absolutely beautiful areas & nice campgrounds.
We went from hot to hot and traded spectacular views for a nice spot on the Green River. The folks next site over said it cools down pretty good at night. Hopefully, they're right.
We're so happy to be back in the tall pine/fur trees and mountains camping at 7,900' elevation about seven and a half miles west of Red River, NM.
Well, this turned out to be our lucky day. We pulled into Harris Beach SP scored the last site available overlooking the ocean. We're already enjoying the amazing view!
Porcupine leading the way on New River Trail.
This trail is an easy 3.2-mile loop trail that runs through several habitat types. Two short sections of the trail go along the road. Actually, the loop is a collection of 6 short trails: Ocean View Trail, Huckleberry Hill Trail, Ridge Trail, North ...
Cape Blanco is the most southern Oregon lighthouses and is the most western point in OR. It was the 1st lighthouse in the state outfitted with a first-order Fresnel lens in 1870.
Found a nicely wooded campground that offers spectacular views of Bastendorff Beach below. This beach extends from Yoakum Head to the south jetty, which is the entrance of the bay.
"Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area extends for 40 miles from Florence to Coos Bay. This is the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America. Recreational opportunities galore."
A popular State Park conveniently located 2 miles south of Newport, with easy access to miles of broad & sandy beaches and a lot more.
Top Photo: Bend Brewfest at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in the Old Mill District. The iconic smokestacks in the background were once part of the original Powerhouse building at the mill. That space is now occupied by REI.
"Ten months later, we find ourselves back in Bend, OR. We are now officially on vacation for the next couple of months."
Top Photo: Spectacular views in the area.
"Driveway surfing in Boise. We spent a wonderful evening visiting with our old friends, Bob & Charlene, who once lived in Austin but moved to this area a few years ago."
"After a short drive from West Yellowstone, MT, we decided to spend a couple of nights in Pocatello, to see friends. Looking forward to visiting with them & exploring the area."
We needed a spot for just one night & decided to stop at Cracker Barrel. They had 5 RV spots in a pleasant setting. Plus, the next morning, we had a delicious breakfast.