As we left John Day, Oregon, we headed west towards Bend, Oregon. Our plan is to spend a little time in Portland as I fly back to Santa Barbara for a couple of days of work. Between here and there, we have a few stops along the way.
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After leaving Goose Lake State Park we headed north to the small town of John Day, Oregon. It’s a pretty small town with less than 1,500 residents but it is just the type of place we were hoping to find.
As we continued to head north, we were determined to make it to Oregon. Driving from southern California to Oregon is a long haul. It is right up there with driving across west Texas. It takes just as much time to get to the Oregon border as it would be from here to Canada.
This morning we woke up to our last morning in Oregon before heading into the state of Washington. Our experience in Astoria has been amazing. It was exactly the kind of visit to a new city we always wish for: Seeing it like a local instead of a tourist.
Last night we got to Astoria to find that there are no Walmarts or truck stops that allow overnight parking. In a pinch, we contacted a Facebook friend we met last time we drove through Austin, Texas who have since relocated here to Astoria. Greg and Jenn of BareNakedFamily.com.
While we were boondocking at the parking lot of the Tillamook Air Museum last night, we met another couple from Washington state taking advantage of the free camping opportunity. They had not camped here before either and if it wasn’t for them already being there, we probably would have left to find another spot
One of the benefits of having kids is that they wake you up at dawn and you get to take pictures of the sunrise.
Our stay at Beachside State Park lasted only a couple of days as we will need to move on today. We had a few pieces of wood and instead of carrying it around, which you are not suppose to, we had a little morning fire before we left.
It’s finally time to dust off the old blog and try to catch up to where we have been this past summer. I am still going to attempt to write a daily post of our summer trip to Canada so expect lots of photos and posts to come.
We have been moving along at a pretty fast pace so far and last night we finally stopped for a night at a proper campground. We set up our big camping tents and settled in for the night. Until today, we have had sunny skies and couple that with a fair amount of driving, we have been able to top off our batteries even with a fair amount of furnace use at night.
We came to Coos Bay last night and stayed in the parking lot of the Mills Casino. They actually have a full hookup RV Park but we did not think we would stay more than the night so we just parked in their RV lot of free.
We woke up this morning in the parking lot of the Klamath Falls Walmart. We are officially in the state of Oregon. That is one more state off of our list towards our slow and steady march towards see all of America.