Oregon, 5.11.19

We spent the night at the Beach Loop RV Park. It was near the ocean, nice and quiet.

Tribal.โœŒ. I LOVE color.๐Ÿ˜

With beds made and a cup of coffee in hand we left Bandon about 9:30 this morning. As we drove further North into Coos Bay and beyond there was lumber yard after lumber yard. We saw stacks and stacks of lumber. Never ever had either of us seen this much lumber before, EVER. Later on down the highway we saw where the land had been stripped of lumber.๐Ÿ˜ฅ It made me a little sad to see the naked hills.

We drove for a couple hours and decided to find a spot to fix some breakfast.

Oregon Dunes

We stopped here for a breakfast of sausage and eggs. Afterwards we explored some beautiful trails.

Beautiful trails to the sand dunes.

The flora and fauna was beautiful and rich in color.

Craig fiddling with his camera.

Me practicing selfies…๐Ÿ˜‰
Getting back on the road.

While driving up the Oregon Coast we encountered many bridges. Here are a few throughout the Oregon Coast between Bandon and Tillamook.

We even encountered a cool tunnel too.

All along the coast were tsunami ๐ŸŒ€๐ŸŒŠ warning signs. We went in and out of tsunami zones throughout the coast.

We drove through some cute little towns and past some beautiful homes.

Florence was a quaint little fishing village with homes along the harbor.

A small Marina.

Beautiful solitary homes.

We ran across more๐Ÿ„ dairy farms and ๐Ÿ‘sheep, goat, horses ๐Ÿดand donkeys grazing in the fields. We saw a couple of chicken๐Ÿ“ coups here and there too.

We ran across some interesting shops…

Sunray Cannabis, $3 a gram
Medical marijuana dispensary.
Mr. Nice Guy’s weed store.
Look at this cute colorful Kite store. Colorful things ALWAYS catch my attention.
We saw a few Santa’s climbing on the roof of this store.

The Oregon Coast

The Oregon Coast is BEAUTIFUL. Some parts are clear where others are covered with a hazy fog. Sometimes the fog was so thick that we had to turn our headlights on.

Fog hovering over a solitary home in the distance.
Tide pools

Sidebar: Did you ever see the movie “The Fog?” It’s a sci-fi movie where a sleepy little coastal town is enveloped with a THICK fog. The fog holds some unworldly invaders.๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ•ธ๐Ÿฆ‚๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿœ ๐Ÿฆ•It is really a good movie that demonstrates how people respond in a dire situations. If you haven’t seen it and like a good sci-fi, I recommend it.

On a brighter note, everyone we have encountered has been very friendly.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Overall the Oregon Coast is a beautiful blend of beaches, marinas, forests,๐Ÿž mountains, pastures, dairy farms, rolling hills, grasslands, hiking trails, cute little towns, beautiful flora and fauna and trees; lots and lots of trees. AND let’s not forget about the weed.๐Ÿ˜ The weather is cool and we understand it rains ALOT. The Oregon coast is a beautiful place to visit. We have enjoyed our time here.

A couple of observations;

  • Fred Meyer stores are popular here. They are similar to Walmart in CA.
  • Fuel prices are going up the further north we go. When we first arrived in Oregon diesel was $3.09 but now it’s up to $3.45 a gallon at some stations. Still cheaper than in Cali!
  • Trees. Lots and lots of trees!๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ So. Many. Trees.
  • NICE people.

Today we travelled from Bandon to Tillamook (think of cheese๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿง€), about 9 hours on the road. We have settled in for the evening at the Tillamook RV Park.

We had dinner of homemade meat sauce over some steamed brocolli and some iced tea.

I cook.
Craig cleans.

It’s a team effort.๐Ÿ˜

In the morning we will visit the town of cheese (Tillamook) and then head on to Washington.


2 thoughts on “Oregon, 5.11.19

  1. Love the pictures!! We experienced a couple of common things, the sight of so much lumber and stripping of the forest was amazing and sad at the same time. Iโ€™ve always been fascinated by bridges and train trestles, took pictures of a couple or so. Although I didnโ€™t stop in Oregon, there were so many great views from the train, your pictures definitely tell me I must visit it next time. Happy Trails!
    BTW I was shown pictures of the orange looking rocky landscape of Utah by one of the train passengers, absolutely stunning! I donโ€™t remember the name of the location other than Utah, a possible RV trip to look at.


    1. Hi Sandra! Glad your are following along and enjoying the blog!
      Utah…maybe Zion or Bryce Canyon or the Arches. All beautiful. Been there. Not sure if we will hit Utah this trip…Happy Mother’s Day Chica!!


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