Saturday, July 28, 2012

Port Orford, Oregon

Hello all! Since I haven't blogged in a while this one is pretty long as there are quite a few photos I wanted y'all to see... We have spent the last two weeks at Cape Blanco State Park and tomorrow will move back to Humbug Mountain State Park for two more weeks. I will post photos of Humbug when we get settled.
Our site at Cape Blanco turned out really great, hardly any wind and lots of sunshine during the day. The weather has been much better than when we were here two years ago. Seemed like we had a lot more fog and damp weather then.
The wild (and not so wild) life in our "backyard"
A view from one of the lookoffs in the park
The Cape Blanco Lighthouse. We park near here most evenings to watch the whales spout in the distance. Once in a while you can see them flipping their tails.
Port Orford docks with one of the hoists called "dollies" in action
An ocean view from the beach near the docks
We drove down the Coast Highway 101 to the California redwoods on Monday. It has been twenty-three years since we have visited the national park. That was back in 1989 when we were coming home from our trip (with my parents, Cecil and Lucy and our son Casey) to Vancouver Island. The last photo of us together is in front of "The Big Tree" which we also saw back in 1989. I need to do some digging to see if I can locate the photos from that trip to post. I doubt if the tree looks any different but Donnie and I sure do!
On the way back to Port Orford we stopped for a short tour of Crescent City, CA. This lighthouse on an island can only be reached during low tide.
Check out the walking on the usual Donnie is not following the rules but I can say he wasn't the only one!
The marina that was damaged by the tsunami

Friday, July 13, 2012

Idaho and Oregon

This post is coming to you from the Port Orford, OR public library. We arrived at Humbug Mountain State Park on Sunday. Below are photos to bring you up to date on our travels.
On Wednesday we took a drive down the coast to Brookings where we had lunch at the Hungry Clam on the harbor. Great fried fish fillets, fries and hushpuppies.
We noticed this king crab on the restaurant wall last time we were here. We thought it was neat that it came from the Cornelia Marie, one of the ships on the Deadliest Catch program.
The marina right behind the restaurant. It is always fun to watch the boating activity and pelicans diving for fish. We have been so lucky to have great weather so far. Sunny days, 50s during the night and high 60s during the day. We will be at Humbug Mountain until Monday then it is over to Cape Blanco State Park (just north of Port Orford) for a couple of weeks. Will post photos of both state parks next time.
Our site at Clyde Holiday State Park near John Day, Oregon. We spent one night there on the way to the coast. There is a little creek nearby and the park is very well maintained...lots of trees and water sprinklers keeping the grass green. Just watch out for those hungry mosquitoes that come out at dusk!
Just a few different views of Three Island Crossing State Park where we stayed on the Snake River near Glenns Ferry, ID.
Okay, Karm and Bob...these photos are for you! One of our favorite places to eat in Glenns Ferry is The Stop. Good food, just ask Donnie about the Wompus Burger, and friendly folks running the place.
This osprey was raising two "young uns" near the Snake River. We enjoyed watching them in the evenings.
Here are our friends, Bob and Kathryn Wyman from Sandy, Utah. We met them two years ago while at the state park and were so lucky they "camped" near us again. We had a great visit and enjoyed a couple of meals and LOTS of ice cream with them. Bob is truly an ice cream connoisseur!! Love that Huckleberry!!
Rylee and Parker, this one is for you two! Grandma just had to take a picture of this funny looking little Alpaca. PaPa and I saw him on the way to Idaho. Looks like he had just had a "haircut" doesn't he? He was very friendly and I even got to feed him!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Deer Springs RV Park Mayhill, NM

A quick Donnie update...he is doing much better regarding his neck and is almost pain free. Yeah!! Thanks everyone for your concern. We really appreciate it! We are now at Three Island Crossing State Park in Glenns Ferry, ID for a week. We left Mayhill on June 27, staying one night in Chama, NM, one in Price, Utah, arriving here on June 29. I will post photos of this area in a few days. We have had several friends unfamiliar with the Mayhill area, ask us to post photos of the Deer Springs RV Park where we usually spend a month or two every summer. So here they are...
The park entrance and office/laundry/library/clubhouse
A few shots of our space and views
I love feeding the hummingbirds and put the feeder out as soon as our wheels stop rolling!!
One of the waterfalls in the park