We left Las Vegas, Nevada for a full-time adventure in our motorhome in June 2013. That first year we discovered the northwest. 2014 saw us go from Arizona to Key West, Florida. Then up the east coast to Knoxville and back west through Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. Our 2015 excursion, which started March 16th, will take us up to Washington and across the upper U.S. to the northeast for the fall seasonal change. Follow us!
The Oregon coast has some amazing sights. Sure the coast is
beach after beach, but each one seems to have its own personality. None seem to
be small. Some are miles long. As we drove from Cannon Beach to Lincoln City
back on October 2nd it was a beautiful blue skied day. We hadn’t seen
many of those in the prior two weeks. The rain turns out to be tiring when it
comes day after day, and through the nights. It’s now Monday, October 7th
and after four days of blue skies it started to rain again last night and it is
expected through the day tomorrow. This isn’t a driving rain storm like last
week. Just a constant down pouring. Life goes on!
finally gotten some minor problems with the coach. Maybe due to the rain! Who
knows? One of the basement pass-through bays on the right side is jammed shut
at this time. I tried to install a new locking mechanism and when I tested it
in the shut position the lock jammed instead of shutting cleanly. With the rain
I’ve decided not to mess with the door further, but just leave it jammed closed
until we get to better weather. I will need to empty the bay from the opposite
side of the coach to get to the lock.
problem was in the refrigerator system. The hose that supplies the water to the
ice-maker ruptured. This little leak turned into a big leak before we got the
situation figured out. Ace hardware had the parts to get it fixed and I
accomplished that today. In the rain naturally!
90 mile drive from Cannon Beach to Lincoln City we stopped in Tillamook, Oregon
to visit the Tillamook Cheese Factory. Very interesting to see how they made
the different products. We watched the production line then got to test five or
six different cheeses before they turned us loose in their after tour product
store. Needless to say, we have plenty of cheese products onboard the coach
now. Their ice cream products are all excellent also.
cheese factory we moved on to the other tourist attraction in Tillamook which
is the air museum out at the airport. This was fascinating. Tillamook was the
third city on the west coast to house blimps during World War II. The other two
cities were Santa Ana, California and San Jose (Sunnyvale), California. The
blimps were used during the WWII years
to search for enemy submarines offshore.
Tillamook had two of the large hangars until one burned down a few years back. The hangers
were made of wood. Well anyway, the remaining hangar at Tillamook is used to
house the air museum today. It is huge and the pictures I took don’t do the
size justice. HUGE! The air museum has planes dating back to fighter planes
from World War I. Top speed 97 MPH and surprisingly smaller than a small
Cessna. Also many of the war planes used in World War II, Vietnam, and the
Middle East. Even a Mig-17! This would be worth your time if you ever get in
Saturday we took the 25 mile drive down the coast to Newport, Oregon. A very
clear and beautiful day. The ocean water was very blue with bright white
breaking waves at the beach. A painter's delight!
attraction in Lincoln City, Oregon is the Chinook Winds Casino. Janet and I
really don’t have any interest in the games anymore, but this is a very nicely
done casino built on the cliffs above the beach. Their steakhouse restaurant
overlooks the surf, and the everyday buffet is excellent.
couple of days in Lincoln City before we move on down the coast 100
miles to the Reedsport/Winchester Bay area.