Landing in the Light

Landing in the Light

We’ve been living on the RV for almost three years now.  We’ve seen a lot and grown closer but we miss having a house.  We remembered a little town we’d visited a couple of times, Waldport,…

Its Willamette! Dammit!

Its Willamette! Dammit!

We met up with our friends Paul and Judy in Florence, Oregon right after Labor Day and spent a couple of days on the coast, then drove east to Casey’s RV Park in Westfir, Oregon….

Shine On!

Shine On!

We’ve left Oregon and traveled up to Spokane where our granddaughter will fly in on Tuesday.  We’ll drive up to Glacier National Park with her.  These photos were all taken north of Bandon, Oregon during…

Oregon’s Crown Jewels

Oregon’s Crown Jewels

Once the home site of wealthy shipbuilder and lumberman Louis J. Simpson, Shore Acres State Park north of Bandon, Oregon is a piece of coastal majesty. Rocky, craggy coastline. Rocks that have had the surface…

New River

New River

New River is a BLM wildlife refuge south of Bandon, Oregon.  We took an afternoon to walk several easy trails in the park which covered about 3-1/2 miles. New River is in fact less than…

Bandon by the Sea

Bandon by the Sea

Bandon, Oregon has been a quiet, scenic place to stay during the month of June.  It has a lovely harbor. Some unusual art.   A lighthouse which guards the Coquille River where it meets the…

In Cod We Trust

In Cod We Trust

In the small coastal town of Pt. Orford, Oregon, a Crazy Norwegian has a small  restaurant that he runs with his own set of rules.  He sells bumperstickers and T shirts emblazoned with In Cod…

Oregon Caves

Oregon Caves

We’re spending the month of June on the southern Oregon Coast.  After that our plans are to head to Idaho and Montana for a few months.  I got sidetracked from my journal for awhile, but…

La Grande, Oregon

La Grande, Oregon

La Grande, Oregon was a place on the map where we agreed to meet up with our friends Paul & Judy.  They were driving up from the Bay Area to spend about 5 weeks traveling…

Waterfalls & Wildflowers

Waterfalls & Wildflowers

We moved away from the Eagles, Columbia River, Waterfalls & Wildflowers of The Columbia River Gorge today. We are near Olympia, Washington for a couple of days. I have so many beautiful pictures that I…

June Hues

June Hues

MOUNT HOOD SCENIC BYWAY Refer to National Geographic’s Guide to Scenic Highways & Byways. Page 419 We took this ride last Saturday, June 2, 2015.  We’ve taken all but two of the rides from National Geographic’s…

Good Night Oregon Moon

Good Night Oregon Moon

This is the last post I’m doing on the area around Bend, Oregon.  I took the above photo on one of our last nights in Crescent.  We left Crescent on Thursday morning and arrived in…

Unlovable Land

Unlovable Land

THE OREGON OUTBACK SCENIC HIGHWAY Refer to National Geographic’s Guide to Scenic Highways & Byways. Page 436 Most of us think of Oregon as a land of trees and water, and much of it is….

The Metolius River Trail

The Metolius River Trail

  The area around Bend, Oregon has so much to see that in order to do it I think you would need at least a year.  Even then, with the changing seasons you would want…

Sisters Oregon

Sisters Oregon

  Sisters Oregon is about 30 minutes out of Bend, Oregon on Oregon Hwy 20.  We spent a couple of days poking around the town of Sisters and some of the surrounding area.  We’re still…

Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway

Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway

THE CASCADE LAKES SCENIC BYWAY Refer to National Geographic’s Guide to Scenic Highways & Byways. Page 433   We took one of the rides in the book I reviewed a little back, the National Geographic…

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Crater Lake, Please Drink the Water!