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Oregon Bound...Part Two

Updated: Aug 27, 2022

From Loon Lake we traveled to Hwy 80 by way of Wentworth Springs Road to state highways 193 and 49. Everything was okay until we got to the downgrade to the north fork of the American River gorge! A ten percent grade, winding and narrow with traffic; a real white knuckle driving experience but we managed to get through to Auburn then Hwy 65 on to Linda, CA. We wanted to stop and see our friends David and Noel Nephew. After spending the night it was on to Hwy 5 passed Lake Shasta, Mt. Shasta, Yreka and over the border into Oregon. We arrived at the Southern Oregon RV Park in Central Point on Monday August 22 for two days.

Karen and I both worked remotely while at this location. After three weeks of electrical problems with one daisy-chained 110v circuit, I was able to troubleshoot the problem and fix it myself. One more point for this old "MacGyver" figuring out this rig's 110v electrical system nuance.

From Central Point, OR we headed north to Sutherlin, OR then west on Hwy 138 and Hwy 38 to the coastal town of Reedsport and north to the Three Rivers Casino in Florence, OR. First night was free and they gave Karen and I $10 each to gamble in the casino. Guess how long that lasted? Later we drove to Wil and Raychell Sumner's new home for a delicious dinner and a visit. Wil and I served in the same Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla in Petaluma before he and Raychell moved up to Oregon last October 2021. They have a beautiful new home on a lake and Wil has two Coast Guard stations he is involved with in the area.

Tonight, August 25 we are staying at the Tillicum Beach campground on the coast in the Siuslaw National Forest. The campsite was first come, first serve and we got into a pull-through close enough we can hear the ocean as I write this post.

Tomorrow we travel to Port Tillamook Bay RV Park about two and a half hours away. Home of the Tillamook Cheese Factory and the Tillamook Air Museum. The museum is located at a former US Navy Air Station and housed in a former blimp hangar, known as "Hangar B", which is the largest clear-span wooden structure in the world!


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