We headed to the Salem area and found out that the Salem Elks Lodge RV park was full, but the next closest lodge Keizer Elks had openings.
We had some light drizzle along the way as we passed the Umpqua and Willamette Rivers. We passed by a vineyard that looked different from the way they grow them in California, and some fields of sheep and lots of green pastures.
Keizer Elks RV Park is nice, full hook ups (50 amp) for $20 a night including WiFi. In the street in front of the lodge (including part of their parking lot) and next door on the Lions Club property, they were setting up for the annual KEIZER IRIS FESTIVAL. Keizer being the Iris Growing capital of “the world” (maybe not the world). The festival runs from Thursday afternoon until Sunday afternoon with carnival rides, booths and food vendors.
The city also holds the 3K-5K run/walk on Saturday and the 10K run on Sunday that passes by the festival. Saturday’s race was a mix of people of all ages, from small school children running together as a class, up to elderly people chugging along with their families. Oh, and did I mention that it was drizzling during the race? No one seemed to care.