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2016 September Trip to Oregon

4 October 2016

Tuesday October 4 Left Jamestown and heading for home.

3 October 2016

Monday October 3 Left Miles City after breakfast at the 600 Cafe. Rainy day. Lots of wind and lightening. Stopped in Jamestown at the KOA for the night.

2 October 2016

Sunday October 2 Left Butte this morning. Not going to Yellowstone due to wintery weather in the forecast. Heading towards home. camped at the KOA in Miles City, MT.

1 October 2016

Saturday October 1 Rainy day. Headed towards Yellowstone. Stopped at the Butte KOA for the night.

30 September 2016

Friday September 30 Left Krista's and heading for home. Foggy morning. Drove to Spokane. Staying at the Spokane Valley KOA.

29 September 2016

Thursday September 29 Left Krista's for a day trip to the Columbia River Gorge. Stopped at Vista House and drove the historic highway 30 to Cascade Locks stopping at several falls along the Gorge. Krista and Lydia saddled up the horses for pictures. Had salmon for supper. Went to Marian and Don's house for wine and cheese.

28 September 2016

Wednesday September 28 Ate breakfast at the motel and then drove to the Astoria column. Looked around the riverfront. Saw a cruise ship and some sea lions. Drove back to Krista's along the Columbia river.

27 September 2016

Tuesday September 27 Left the camper at headed for Astoria. Drove along the coast stopping at Rockaway Beach and Cannon Beach. Staying at the Shiloh Inn in Warrenton. Ate supper at Pig N Pancake.

26 September 2016

Monday September 26 Spent morning with Les taking us around to see Keith's and his work. Stopped at farmer's market. Headed for Krista's for a few days. Visited with Krista and Cary. Krista fixed Mexican food for supper. Josh played his guitar and Lydia join in for one song.
Sunday September 25 Les, Dian, Paul and I spent the day and evening sightseeing at Salt Creek Falls, Waldo Lake and Crater Lake. Ate at Manley's for lunch. Les fixed bbq'ed salmon for supper. Met Garret.
Saturday September 24 Headed for Eugene to see Lester and Dian. Lester bbq'ed ribs that evening and Keith and Sonya came over. Others that visited that day/evening included Bailey, Keith, Bryton and Jasmine, Alex and Mary Ellen, Sonya and Bella.

23 September 2016

Friday September 23 Woke up to a rainy day. Paul caught a cold so it working on images today. Will check out Old Town Florence this afternoon.

22 September 2016

Thursday September 22 Headed for Florence, OR. Set up camp and then headed to Cape Perpetua to see Thor's Well and Spouting Horn. Stopped at the Dean Creek Elk Visitor's Center and saw many elk. Stopped at the Harbor Light Restaurant in Reedsport for supper. Excellent BBQ pork sandwiches with coleslaw on top. They smoke it. Had maroonberry crisp for dessert. Yum!
Wednesday September 21 Drove up the coast to Coos Bay stopping at several overlooks. Saw sea lions and gray whales at Simpson Reef and Shell Island. Walked thru Old Town Bandon in the Afternoon. Took sunset pics by the jetty.
Tuesday September 20 Drove to Bandon, OR. Did Laundry. Went to Face Rock for sunset.
Monday September 19 Drove around the redwoods. Visited Stout Grove and another grove on Jedidiah Smith State Park. Saw some elk.

18 September 2016

Sunday September 18 Headed to Crescent City, CA to see the Redwoods. Camping on the coast. Drove to see the Redwoods.

17 September 2016

Saturday September 17 In Medford. Heading to Leonard's so Paul can use the Internet to send requested photos to Northern Wild. Leonard showed us around . Aye at a Chinese restaurant that Leonard had hand hewed the beams.

16 September 2016

Friday September 16 Headed for Medford to see Leonard. Camping at the southern Oregon RV Park in Medford. Leonard showed us some buildings he built, Martha's grave and his church where he has been working on a deck. He has attended that church for 50 years. Martha also worked at the church for many years.

15 September 2016

Thursday September 15 Went to Crater Lake to spend the day. Beautiful weather. Calm. Able to see reflections in the amazingly blue water. Drove some of the rim drive and saw the sites we wanted to see.
Wednesday September 14 Left Burns and headed for Crater Lake NP. Camping outside the park at Jo's Motel, campground and organic store. Old campground. Showers complete with grey tree frogs. Went to Crater Lake to check it out.

13 September 2016

Tuesday September 13 Left Idaho Falls, ID headed for Burns, OR. Camped at Burns RV. Camper battery was acting up so we bought a new one.

12 September 2016

Monday September 12 Left the Tetons and heading west. Camped at Anderson RV campground in Idaho Falls, ID.

11 September 2016

Sunday September 11 Headed for Grand Teton NP. Camping in Colter Bay for the night. Was planning to stay longer but there is an active fire and the road is closed to Yellowstone. Rain and snow predicted for the next three days so we will leave tomorrow. Yellowstone will have to wait for another time.

10 September 2016

Saturday September 10 Headed for Riverton WY half way to Grand Teton NP. Seeing many pronghorn along the way.

9 September 2016

Friday September 9 Headed for Guernsey, WY to see the Oregon Trail tracks. Saw many pronghorn along the way, black hills and the Oregon Trail ruts and Register Cliff.

8 September 2016

Thursday September 8 Heading for Devil's Tower. Camped at the Devil's Tower KOA.
Wednesday September 7 Camped at Teddy Roosevelt. Saw more buffalo, wild horses, prairie dogs and mule deer.
Tuesday September 6 Camped at Teddy Roosevelt State Park. Visited the Maltese Cross Cabin and saw lots of buffalo, wild horses and prairie dogs. Went to Medora Musical. Very good.
Monday September 5 Camped at Abraham Lincoln State Park in Mandan, ND.
September 4 left home and stayed in Wally's yard to get a good start the next day - Labor Day.