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Aug 26, 2020 - TT South Jetty, Florence, OR

This was a VERY SHORT Beautiful drive of only 54 miles from Newport to Florence. We’re still along the Oregon coast and staying cool, out of the smoke from fires AND summer heat! We’ll be here for 13 days. Still hunkering down and being physically distant but socially close! As the Labor Day weekend nears the RV park will be full of city folk escaping lunacy and heat. We usually stay near our campsite and give way to the marauding crowds! One day we bought two $18 tickets for a one hour ride, tour and narrative of the Sand Dunes here....

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Sep 30, 2019 - Florence, Oregon

Today we began our trek up the Oregon coast. We visited the Sea Lion Caves north of Florence, OR. The cave is considered the largest sea cave in the U.S. and has been in operation since 1932 to preserve and protect sea wildlife. Stellar sea lions shelter there during winter storms and raise newborn pups. They also hunt offshore, sometimes diving up to 1,300 feet for food. Pictures show Sandy & me at a statue of a seal and some of the seals resting on rocks. Also included is a short video of the seals. The Heceta Head Lighthouse is reputed...

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Aug 12, 2019 - Florence, Oregon

August 12. Monday- Last nights dinner for us was three barbecued lamb chops. Neither Allan or I are good with the bones but Carol is a lover along with Brenda, Fran, and Judy A. I found out this morning that she had a “bone party” late last night! Very lazy morning, but totally delightful! Sunny, cool beautiful morning! Ultimately, because we were sitting inside we had to turn the air-conditioning on. Took the day to catch up on some tasks. Financial/Quicken stuff, that took hours! And Getting the club meeting notice ready to send out...

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Summer 2019

Aug 11, 2019 - Florence, Oregon

August 11. Woke to a beautiful sunny morning & the sun on the river! Slow going this morning. Eventually we went to the old town area where they had a farmers market type thing going on. Then we walked the old town Street A bit. I am so excited! I found another one of my sequined hats that I wear all the time. This is the first time I have seen them in a store. I had bought mine online. Then we drove to the famous Sea lion caves up the coast a short bit. Our mazel, The seals are out in the water because it is feeding season. There are none...

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Summer 2019

Aug 10, 2019 - Florence, Oregon

August 10. Overcast at the beach as usual. Mild weather very nice! We are basically just north of the Oregon Dunes area which is very special. The RV park is 5 miles east of the beach. Our first stop of the day was the dune buggy ride on the dunes and down to the beach. Six person car including the driver. A roller coaster ride for sure! Not as rough a ride as the African Safari jeeps because these have shock obsorbers and the jeeps did not. Allan’s would like to have gone longer! It was really a lot of fun! This was followed by a drive...

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Summer 2019

Aug 9, 2019 - Florence, Oregon

Aug 9 woke to a beautiful morning and we even had sun this morning. As we were leaving the campground in Lincoln city we noticed a sign across the little road that said B’nai Brith Summer Camp. This campground was right next to Devils Lake State Park. As we drive south on the coast and we see the beaches they are so different from the California beaches. The beaches are flat and very shallow for quite a ways out in the water so when the tide goes out you have this very long sand beach with little packets of water scattered around. You can...

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Summer 2019

Jun 13, 2019 - Florence OR

Florence OR Day 30: Thursday June 13, 2019 When we pulled out of Newport it was foggy, it stayed foggy as we traveled south on US 101 along the coast and it was foggy when we arrived at Honeyman State Park south of Florence where we’ll be staying four nights. We stopped at fueled at Fred Meyer as we entered Florence but didn’t take time to shop; we’ll come back later. We had a nice site in Honeyman; it was a level, paved backin with easy access and full hookups plenty of room between our site and those adjoining us plus there were large...

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May 20, 2019 - Cape Lookout to Florence, OR

May 20, 2019 Several reported that the 5/18 report was truncated. I reposted so should be available. Was one of my more informative! Last night I had some minor drama. The photo review and menu dial is malfunctioning and as a result I wiped the entire day’s-worth of pictures. I tried finding/using an SD card rescue software but with compromised internet it was not going to happen. In the scheme of life I realized the loss was minor and told myself to get a grip and get on with it! Had to put our sunglasses on again today! We have traveled...

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May 14, 2019 - Crescent City to Florence, OR

Up this morning early working on blog, the down for some breakfast at the hotel, loading up the car and ready for the day, And it is raining not a hard rain but enough to get you wet. I head on up the road filling up the car with cheaper gas $3.36 at gal. instead of $4.44 in other parts of CA, and into Oregon. Wow and it is still raining a slow rain just like the last time I was here back in 1975 but this time it is a lot dryer LOL (last time was on a motorcycle) . Stopping along the way at many of the overlooks and beaches, and round noon...

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Another adventure

Mar 16, 2019 - Arrived in Florence

Ok whoever had 9:35pm won! We had a few stops for essentials and traffic through Seattle and Portland was a little hairy, but we made it and our little Inn is super cute and cozy and this tiny city is so far adorable. Looking forward to to a(not too) early start tomorrow, and some time to explore. Night night:)

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Sep 14, 2018 - Florence OR – South Jetty RV Campground

Spent our last week in the Florence area at South Jetty. It’s another Thousand Trails campground. Sites are good, but there aren’t any activities. Well, there was a chili cook-off the day we arrived, but only 2 campers signed up for it, so we didn’t go. Nothing else was scheduled after that. Guess we got spoiled with all the stuff up at Whalers’ Rest. Most days, we went to the marina to check on the salmon and to watch the seals. Wanted to see if anyone was catching anything. We usually saw fishermen cleaning one or two salmon. One night,...

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Retired at Last!

Sep 11, 2018 - Goodbye to Caitlyn

I dropped Caitlyn off at the airport (sad to see her go) at 8:30 then headed for the Oregon coast. It was unfortunate that Caitlyn had to travel on her birthday but that’s just how things worked out. Once I got off I-5 it was mostly farm country until about 25 miles before Lincoln City, which is where I hit the coast, where it became semi-mountainous and forested. Turned south on US 101 at Lincoln City. Took the Otter Crest Loop off 101 stopping at Cape Foulweather, Otter Crest State Scenic Viewpoint, and the Devil’s Punchbowl as well as a...

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