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Old 12-06-2005, 09:01 AM   #41
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Yes, Reserve America is a pain in the patooty!!! I hate making reservations to start with. Since so many States have gone, and are going, to RA you are pretty much forced into a schedule. That word is generally in my vocabulary.

RA is worse when dealing with California state parks as they don't communicate with each other. So neither seem to know when there is a cancellation. But Hey, that's Ok because I'm boycotting CA state parks since they raised the prices. They were too high to begin with, as most only have water dispersed through the campgrounds. I have no problem with that setup, it's just that they have been charging way too much for no fascilities and then they raise the prices. Quite a bit I might add.

Oops, am I ranting???? Yes..... sorrry

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Old 12-06-2005, 09:18 AM   #42
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Hey Gina,

I had skipped page 2, just read it. The Mill Casino in Coos Bay is right on Highway 101. It used to be a wood mill along the river and is now an Indian Casino. It's a great place to stay. I do most of the time when traveling through that area.

Judy Penneck with her 16 ft Casita and I with my 13 ft Scamp stayed there 2 summers ago for a good week prior to the Oregon gathering. They don't care how long you stay. It's a big empty lot, so no worries about finding a space. I worry that when they actually make an RV park there will be no longer be free camping.

Any way, you said you'll be at Honeyman SP, that's just south of Florence. If you don't need hookups, Florence has an Three Rivers Indian Casino. They have an RV parking area. Three Rivers is just east a half mile or so, turn right at the second signal light which is the highway to Eugene.
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Old 12-06-2005, 11:35 AM   #43
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Hi Gina, you mentioned that you plan on camping in Crescent City on your drive north. You might want to consider Harris Beach State Park in Brookings if it isn't full (about 4 hours drive from Leggett) or Whaleshead Resort ( http://www.whalesheadresort.com/rv-park.html ) which is just 10 minutes or so further north. Both are on stunning sections of the coastline. Whaleshead charges $22 for a full hookup and cable is available for another $1.50.

By the way, you might want to slow down while you drive through the Pistol River area north of Brookings. I think it has great potential for a nice photo of your Burro!

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Old 12-07-2005, 10:06 AM   #44
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Another idea... on your trip home you may want to camp at Cape Lookout State Park, located southwest of Tillamook. The park is incredibly beautiful, and the Three Capes drive from Tillamook to Pacific City is a nice alternative to Hwy 101.


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Old 12-10-2005, 06:17 PM   #45
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Boy! That Whaleshead Resort sure looks nice!

I will definately check it on the way back! I have one extra day to play with then, I might stay two!

25 bucks for that? I can't even say "RV" park for that down here (35-40 bones average)
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Old 12-15-2005, 04:53 PM   #46
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Have a wonderful trip Gina!!! I know that many of us look forward to hearing all about your adventures, either enroute ( ) or when you get back home!
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Thank You!

Not gone yet.. I am sliding into vacation mode tho..

one more day...
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Old 12-17-2005, 12:11 AM   #48
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Bring some heat with you. We're getting tired of these low temps in the low 20s and teens.
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Old 12-17-2005, 08:41 AM   #49
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Might have to collect some in No. Cal.

Temp here this morning.. 28f and frozen frost on the road.

I need to get outta here before it snows!
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Hit the road, Gina. Or are you waiting for it to warm up a bit? It's 27 & an arf here. If you are waiting --- have a cuppa, say howdy to the dogs for us and try that heater one more time.
Maybe you've shut the 'puter down and won't see the replies 'til tomorrow anyway.
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Might have to collect some in No. Cal.

Temp here this morning.. 28f and frozen frost on the road.

I need to get outta here before it snows!
Welcome to Oregon.
Oh! you haven't left yet. Your weather report sounds just like here.

Maybe it'll turn to just plain old Oregon rain by the time you get here
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Old 12-18-2005, 10:40 PM   #52
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I am drowning!

Made it to Lodi last nite to the darkest road on earth. Hiway 12. Missed the KOA twice.

It was raining so hard I just tossed all on the trailer floor in the truck, filled a gallon jug and plugged in. Had sammich for dinner.

I am in garberville now. Where I had ressies in legget lost power. I told her I really didn't need itn but she told me of a park up the road, and here I am. Along with laods of buldgies that didn't want to drive in the pretty horrible rain. Visibility was difficult and there where downed power lines on the 101.

My site here is a swamp, even tho I am in an upper one. After I pulled in, it dumpeda couple inches in Half an hour or so. Pretty nasty!

Still pretty country tho, wet or not.
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Getting conditioned for Oregon weather, eh?

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Gina,
You've probably got more experience driving in that soup than most of us. Praying for safe travel and that your scheduled visits work out.
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Last night the temperature on the south coast of Oregon shot up to 58 degrees, so hopefully you won't have any icy roads to contend with today, but our forecast also calls for more rain and winds up to 60 mph. Drive safe!!!

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P.S. Do you have good raingear already? If not, there's quite a good mountaineering store just off Hwy 101 in Eureka called Northern Mountain Supply. Plus, they're dog-friendly!
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*Made it to Lodi last nite to the darkest road on earth. Hiway 12. Missed the KOA twice.

Lodi KOA-We look for the BIG tree that hides the sign on your left (traveling from I-5)
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Byron, this storm was nasty even by Oregon standards. Loading upin it this am was NOT fun, it hadn't stopped then!

I am in a very pleasant KOA in the Redwoods at the moment, just North of Crescent City. Cable, Wifi and all the ammenities LOL!

They have a back area in the Redwoods that is very pretty. Dark and isolated, nested in the big trees, but with all the "stuff". Yeah, I am roughing it. I am also the only overniter here, so the pups and I have wandered thru the woods without being disturbed.

I managed to get the carpets etc dried out, cleaned the floor, taped off the windows where a bad leak is hiding from the seal of the sliders. Next on the list.. a shower LOL!

I saw a couple open State Parks and wandered thru a couple. There was one right across from an Elk grazing area I would have liked to have stayed at, but everything was so drenched in the trailer I wanted the laundry. This place is pleasant enough tho. Maybe on the way back I will stay at that park.

The drive is very pretty, and I am scoping out spots for the return trip.

Mike T. Yeah, I noticed that

Jeanne, I saw that store! I have my raingear, but I forgot my extra shoes, so I will be stopping shortly for tennies and boots. My poor feet are water logged as I have to get back into wet leather tennies. Ugh!. Can't put them in the dryer.. no way to get back to camp dry!

And, no pictures.. The downpour never let up until I got here and I was more interested in cleaning up than sightseeing.
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Keep us posted Gina-------I have a map here and have been following your progress.I see you still in North California.Tommorrow Oregan
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PS---------Towels on the way by Dog Sleigh--------They should be thawed by then
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