August 28, 2017

The campground at Craters of the Moon is first come, first served.  I thought there would be more sites available if I arrive on Monday instead of Sunday.  So that’s partly why I stayed at Silver Creek West last night. Read More

Free camping at Silver Creek West

August 27, 2017

I arrive at Silver Creek West Access near Picabo about 10 this morning.  This is a fishing access site that permits camping, no fee.  There are several sites around a loop.  I back in to a site that is right on the creek and get set up.  It’s nice to arrive at camp this early in the day! Read More

Where to go in Idaho?

Running around Boise..

August 26, 2017

Saturday morning I board I-84 and cross into Idaho.  I’m going to stop at Boise to buy some things that haven’t been available in the smaller towns I have passed through.  As I’m traveling along on 84, I see a Camping World store. Read More

Sightseeing around Ontario, OR

August 24 – 25, 2017

The next couple days I need to do some chores such as laundry, shopping, cleaning.  So I take care of these things and also do some sightseeing in the area. Read More

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!!!  Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More