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Old 12-19-2005, 09:53 AM   #57
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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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Old 12-19-2005, 06:50 PM   #58
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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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Old 12-19-2005, 07:32 PM   #61
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They will thaw out when they get here It is warm, but soggy.

The news just said 14 inches of rain in the past two days.

I honed my driving skills today I turned off at a spot where there is a large Elk herd and a viewing area. I saw water across the road, but did not realize how bad it was until I was right up on it. OK, now what?

Can't turn the rig around, it's a two lane road, swamped on both sides. I BACKED up the trailer over a block! I only had to pull it forward and straighten it out twice.

AND I had to stop once. Get out, walk to the car that had stopped behind me and ask him to get out of the way. Even tho he saw me backing for a couple minutes. DUH!

I also told him he and his Sentra would never make it thru the big flood down there, but he went around and got stuck in it anyway.

He had a cell phone and his wife was screaming at him, I got outta there. They were close enough to a store.

Why do folks instist on driving across water? I saw a 4wd truck go across it and it was up to his doors. The Sentra was sunk.
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Old 12-20-2005, 08:43 PM   #63
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Well, I made it to Florence and the Oregon Dunes. This morning was nice in Crescent city. All the rain seemed to have stopped, of course, until I went to tear down. Then it dumped cats and goats. (There is a petting zoo at the KOA. Boy did the goats get my dogs hackles up! I have never seen either of them so upset.)

Anyway, while walking the pups around the back side of the park, I came across a lonely Scamp in a field that looked like storage. The KOa hosts said it belonged to a 70 year old woman who stores it there and takes it out a few times a year. Is it one of us? I took a pic, but am on blackberry zone, will have to post it later.

So, soaked again, I head north. I had forgotten how spectacular the Oregon Coast is, especially in the storm season. It dumped evry time I pulled over to take a pic!
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I saw Bullards. Now you guyz can quit bugging me about never going LOL.

Missed Elsie and Renee in coos bay. Data dead zone and their #s were on Yahoo mail!

Am at Honeyman State Park. Got here early enough to walk around for a couple hours. Dogs liked it, but we never made it for an Ocean view. My one lung tried climbing the Dunes, but alas...couldn't quite make it. Oh well... Still was fun. Haven't played back there since my Dad took my brother and I during the summers as a kid.
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I don't remember this park! My dad used to rent a tent trailer and bring us here...it must have been revamped, or more than likely, my memory is going. It is quite nice. I am in the A loop away from the sand eaters and their atvs. Just me and two older motorhomes. Too many trees in my site to set up the dish, but the silence is nice. I am sitting here warm and snug airing out me feet! (Got new shoes at Freddies...I love fred meyers LOL)
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Kinda like driving through a carwash! Reminds me of my trip to the Olympic Peninsula a year ago. Florence Area is nice (in the Summer).
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Made it to PORTLAND..

I was at Beverly Beach State park last nite (Most the day, actually) What a pretty place! I say Oregon State parks are the nicest around. I SAW the ocean this time, from under the shelter of the bridge.. gale force winds and driving rain, but I was NOT going to pull in and just sit in my trailer. A storm at the beach is some of the most spectacular stuff you'll see in live.

I managed to make it up to Vancouver and drop of my pups at the luxury Doggie Spa. My old girl began to get ill this morning, I will spare yuou the details, but needless to say, it takes forever to get to PDX from Lincoln City when you are pulling over every 20 mins or so.

My trailer is one big sponge! I think I have a leak in my roof vent that is dripping down toward my windows, the condensation is terrible and everythin in my cubbies is damp or swimming.

I managed to get the place cleared out and at least not dripping, but I have some work to do here. A tarp over the vent helps most of it, but..hard to tow that way.

I will get some butyl tape to stuff in every crack temporarily and clean it all out when I get home where it is drier. Not elegant, but niether is mold.
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Well, I escaped Portland today, rather later than I expected to, but managed to make it down to Rogue Valley and am in Valley of The Rogue SP, pilphering someone across the ways wifi. (Secure your networks folks!) I didn't make it here until almost 6pm.. and I left before noon. Normally, at a liesurely pace, this is a 4 hour drive + a little.

I managed to get a spot right on the river, so I am anxious for it to get light out in the morning so I can have a look. I really like it here, even if it isn't wilderness. I will stay a couple days. (I have friends close by that I was supposed to visit this afternoon, but will do so tomorrow instead.) I have my children back, and they are all bathed and spiffy. Not that that will last long.

There is hardly anyone here, a few bulgies and, much to my suprise, as I was walking the pups, there is a TENT, in this torrential downpour weather! They have an electric site, and I could hear the whir of thier space heater, and they have a giant lamp in there too. It's one of those gihugey tents that actually have more room than this 13 footer, but boy, I wonder how long it will take them to dry it out when they get home.

All my work yesterday to temp patch my leaks paid off.. not a drop inside. The egg looks less than elegant, but I really don't care at this point.. it beats drowning!
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I saw Bullards. Now you guyz can quit bugging me about never going LOL.
That doesn't count. Gotta be witnesses there to see you.
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Approaching from the south, the enterance is on the left. Long way in. There, how would I know that if I wasn't there?

Still in Valley of The rogue SP. It sure filled up today with truck campers and van conversions. And two more tents showed up to join the tent that was drowning last nite. They must be having a rally

The showers here, btw, rate a 10 on the clean scale. The water is also.. HOT. Yay! With the rain and humidity issues I am having in here, I didn't want to boil too much water in here.

I am going to have to scoot out of here early tomorrow.. they are claiming slight chance of snow for the siskiyous.

Will drop into Red Bluff and stay at Red Bluff Lake forest service camp there. The first time on this trip with no electricity, but my battery will hold for the nite. no biggy.

I will continue down the 99 from there since I have never been that way.

IF I make it over the pass. If it snows, I will hang here another day and wait for friday when it is supposed to warm up.. and rain.

I have not been in this trailer for this long a time. The quaintness of rain on the roof for a weekend trip has turned into terror. It's like trying to sleep in a popcorn popper!
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