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Old 01-23-2013, 12:06 AM   #15
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:56 AM   #16
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Alf how is it that we always find the best bumps in the road at times when we have forgotten to lock the fridge shut!!
Hi: Carol H... I did lock the fridge shut!!! HONEST I DID.
Another trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway left me breathless and the brakes so hot you could light a cigarette on them. We were looking for The Peaks Of Otter campground...got there and the gates were locked. No space to turn around so we had to keep on going. DOWN DOWN DOWN to the valley floor only to sit and let the truck recover!!! To get to the KOA at Natural Bridge and start plan "B", we had to go back UP UP UP so I said to my Co-pilot find the shortest route from the Blue Ridge Pkwy. down to I81. She did and so did I Just after turning off the Pkwy there's a huge sign that states "This road not suitable for Motor homes or RV's" and no area big enough to turn this rig around!!!
It's Every sports car enthusiasts dream... 40* banked hairpin turns and death defying plunges like no roller coaster you'd ever ride willingly . This is a testament to the agility of an under powered GMC pickup with an Escape 5.0 on its heels!!!
After getting set up at the KOA.. I can say no beer ever tasted better!!!
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:33 PM   #17
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Here's a link to the highway description. It includes the campgrounds along the way! Nestucca River Back Country Byway | Scenic Drives USA

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Old 01-23-2013, 12:55 PM   #18
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O-h-h-h-h...The Nestucca Highway!

I know that one...I've camped in the BLM campgrounds up there.

As a matter of fact, that's the road I was on when my long-overdue-for-a-changeout timing belt went kablooey....long walk to a phone, I can tell you.

Happy times!

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Thanks Kathie for the link! I may venture back there next summer now that I know for sure one can legally camp some parts of the area! It looked like a nice area to explore a little more but I was on my own the time I passed through so no co-pilot to read the few signs I passed regarding camping & I needed to be in Portland by a set time.

Alf! Thats the stuff the camping memories that last for ever are made of!
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:22 AM   #20
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Well I'm back, no wifi last night.
I've started a couple of times and ruined my post by deleting it by accident so here goes again.
Rained all the way from Florence to Cresent City CA yesterday. Today was mostly fog as we entered the redwoods. We stopped at Fortuna tonite to see Ferndale.
Thought I'd throw up our reviews on where we have stayed.
1 Portland Pheasant Ridge 38$ very nice too many negative signs may not go back because of them.
2 Tillamook Pleasent Valley 27$ older decent clean nice washrooms.
3Florence Pacific Pines 30$ no grass but made you feel welcome and amenities were awesome.
4 Crescent City Camping Village 34$ older great location in a grove of redwoods. Washrooms were ok
5 Fortuna Riverwalk 38$ very nice rv pk cleanest washrooms so far!
Marilyn is a CLEAN freak so washrooms mean alot in our reviews.

Just an update on the mods Mar took over the drawer really likes the additional counter space and likes watchin the flat screen on the new lounger.
Think I'll post this before I ruin it again
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:28 AM   #21
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The Gingerbread house B+B in Ferndale
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:24 AM   #22
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Hey, Fred!

How come no Oregon State Parks overnights???

They're beautifully cared for, the coast is full of them, the restrooms are spotless in my experience, the showers are FREE, and this time of year I think rates including electric etc. are less than twenty dollars a night.

What's not to like???

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Showers? Cable? Wifi? Elecricity?
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If you're talkin' about Oregon Parks:

Electric and free showers, for sure. Cable? I doubt it...Wi Fi? Prolly depends on the location....

Well dispersed, private sites in gorgeous settings very near the beach? YES!

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Well I learn something all the time!
My experience with state and provincial parks hasn't been great and we kinda just quit looking into them all together. Although they were always great locations. I promise to visit Oregon pks
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Oregon Parks are little gems, each and every one!

Unlike Washington's...my State's whole Park system's been defunded by the legislature and thrown on its own devices. Can you believe it?

And it shows...Washington has literally given away at least half a dozen Parks, with more on the block. Others are closed or have curtailed hours.

By contrast, Oregonians take such pride in their Parks that they passed an initiative a few years back dedicating a portion of lottery proceeds strictly to Parks, and there's annual support from the General Fund, too. And of course an annual day pass, though it's not required everywhere.

As a result, Oregon Parks is one of the few such systems nationwide that's actually expanding! I think they opened a brand-new campground near Portland this year.

Anyway (speech over) do check them out, maybe on your return trip...

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Old 01-26-2013, 11:36 AM   #27
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Thanks for speech! I had no idea about Oregon pks.
Wash. Sounds like BC and the places we've tried.
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From fortuna we decked to head to Clearlake and stay at the Edgewater rv pk.
I had found on the net. Drove in and drove out don't know where the got the pics from for the Internet Site? Anyway jumped back on the horse and headed to Napa back to Skyline pk for a couple of notes. Need a day to do a little tasteing! lol.
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