Monthly Archives: August 2011

August 31 – Burns, Oregon

We’d planned to travel southeast to Winnemucca, NV but at the last minute changed our plans and headed northeast to Burns, OR.  It proved a wise decision. After brief stops for gas and groceries, we drove north and soon found … Continue reading

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August 30 – Lakeview, Oregon

For the first 40 miles after leaving our campground, we retraced our route from Klamath Falls … before winding through the town and heading west. We traveled through some forest areas, by a few small rivers, but mostly farmland. At … Continue reading

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August 29 – Crater Lake, Oregon

Without overstating the case, Crater Lake is unquestionably the most beautiful place we’ve seen on this trip, and possibly, any trip! Our drive to Crater Lake took us through a nearly flat valley of several hundred square miles, bordered on … Continue reading

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August 28 – KLamath Falls, Oregon

Today was another relatively short drive back into Oregon.  Again, from a relatively forested area, we climbed through an arid plain where brown grasses and scattered pine and other evergreen trees were prevalent. And, there were the all-too-familiar reminders of … Continue reading

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August 27 – Mount Shasta, California

Today was the shortest motor home driving distance we’ve scheduled for the entire trip, just 54 miles from Redding to Mount Shasta City … all but three miles of the trip on I-5.  I can’t say I was disappointed to … Continue reading

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August 26 – Redding, California

After 14½ weeks since leaving Pennsylvania, we finally began our trek back East. Our trip from Redcrest, in the heart of the Coastal Redwoods took us up and over several passes … one quite long and steep … over the … Continue reading

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August 25 – California’s Coastal Humboldt Redwoods

While preparing to get on the road this morning, we noticed what we thought to be a really large redwood stump. Around 9:00 AM, we left Klamath under overcast skies and cool temperatures.  Twenty minutes later, we stopped for a … Continue reading

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August 24 – Southern Oregon Coast and California

Today is our 101st day on the road and also the day in which we’ve have traveled over 10,000 miles. Shortly after leaving Bandon, I noticed a dark image crawling across the screen of our back-up camera (check the upper … Continue reading

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August 21st thru 23rd – Central and South Oregon Coast & Bandon, Oregon

Sunday, August 21st The drive from Waldport (on Oregon’s central coast) to Bandon (mid-way on the state’s southern coast) was prettier and provided far more scenic and dramatic coastal views than the northern section. The one frustration we experienced was … Continue reading

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August 20 – Oregon’s Spectacular Coast

Today, our travels took us south along the beautiful Oregon coast.  Our first stop was in Cannon, Oregon’s answer to Carmel, California. It is a pretty town, decked out with flowers and song birds flitting about the local shrubbery. However, … Continue reading

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