Continuing eastward after the eclipse

Wondering what traffic will be like on Tuesday?

August 22 – 23, 2017

Tuesday morning after the eclipse, I break camp and head east on Hwy 26.  I’m pleasantly surprised there is very little traffic along this highway.  The three units of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument are along Hwy 26.  I plan to stop at the Sheep Rock Unit. However when I arrive at the visitors center it is a zoo!!!  Continue reading “Continuing eastward after the eclipse”

Just hangin’ out

Settled in for the week

August 17 – 21, 2017

For the next week I am just hanging out at camp, relaxing, reading, etc.  It’s nice that I have good cell service here so I can get internet.  I do start getting antsy after a few days without being able to get online. Continue reading “Just hangin’ out”

Looking for a camp for the eclipse

Prineville, OR

August 15, 2017

On my way back to the RV park yesterday, I had stopped at Fred Meyer to grocery shop and filled up the gas tank.  So this morning I am ready to hit the highway. After breakfast and coffee I drive through Florence and turn east on Hwy 126. This looks to be a nice easy drive through the Willamette Forest. Continue reading “Looking for a camp for the eclipse”

Day Trip to Newport

August 14, 2017

This morning I drive north to Newport, stopping along the way at a couple overlooks.  The views are still jaw-dropping!  This being my first trip along the Oregon coast, I am overwhelmed with how beautiful it is. Continue reading “Day Trip to Newport”

North to Florence, OR

August 13, 2017

Umpqua Lighthouse

I actually got an early start Sunday morning, pulling out of Edson Creek CG about 7:30. It is rainy and foggy this morning, but it should clear up later on.  My destination today is Florence, OR which is about 100 miles north. Continue reading “North to Florence, OR”

Oregon – Coast or Inland?

Should I go inland? Or continue on the coast?

August 12, 2017

I’m at a critical decision point in my quest for sunshine!  When traveling on the Pacific coast, there are only a few good roads to take east over the mountains, especially with an RV.  Today I would be coming to Hwy 199, which goes inland to Grant’s Pass.  If I don’t take 199, then I am committed to traveling up the coast for a ways. Continue reading “Oregon – Coast or Inland?”