Monday, June 30, 2008

Gold Beach and Port Orford, Oregon

Bridge crossing the Rogue River at Gold Beach, Oregon. We drove south down the coast yesterday and had lunch at a nice restaurant at Gold Beach. Great homemade pie too!

The ocean just north of where we are staying at Humbug Mountain State Park near Port Orford, OR. Donnie took this photo today and as you can see it is a little overcast. It is 52 degrees now (about 4 pm), but has been getting up to mid 60s most days. We got to the central coast on Thursday (6/26) at Newport. We planned to spend a week at Beverly Beach State Park there, but it was so jam packed that we decided to head south to Port Orford to avoid the crowds. Newport was way too "touristy" for our tastes.

A bay near the Port Orford docks. We were told that the whales come in to the bay to feed on crill most days. Didn't see any today, but I did catch a glimpse of one as we were driving down the coast from Beverly Beach State Park on Friday. It was pretty exciting seeing the whale breaching. We plan to get the binoculars and do more whale watching in the next day or two.

Glenns Ferry, Idaho

Our RV space at Three Island Crossing State Park in Glenns Ferry, Idaho. This is a beautiful park...very green and well kept. It is on the banks of the Snake River, on the old Oregon Trail. So far this is one of the prettiest campsites we have had. It was so enjoyable that we stayed for several days.

Donnie overlooking the Snake River.

Pool Boys

PaPa and Grandma just had to get the boys a swimming pool for those hot Artesia days. Rylee and Parker took to "swimming" really fast (check out all the flotation devices! Ha!). Casey thought it wasn't a bad place to cool off either! We had a great time visiting Casey, Angie and the boys. We were lucky to spend a couple of long weekends with the kids while staying at Deer Spring RV park in Mayhill (we were there April, May and part of June). We were there for Mother's Day and Father's Day. Angie and Casey really spoiled us while we were visiting! We loved it! Thanks kids!! Also...Donnie had his checkup in Lubbock on June 19th. The surgeon was very impressed with how well Donnie's shoulder is healing. Only more more appointment scheduled for October, then he'll be free! Yippee!!