From East to West Oregon
Trip Start Aug 29, 2012
24Trip End Oct 08, 2012
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One night we stayed at an Oregon state park called Clyde Holliday State Park. It's a small campground with perfectly manicured sites.
The Clyde Holliday State Park is "first come, first served" and when we first arrived I went walking around the campground to choose our evening site, before moving the motorhome in
Dave and I took a different site, honestly there wasn't a bad campsite in the place. Back at the Ranger station an older gentleman said to me, "Don't let those Californians steal your site, I saw the whole thing!" I told him that it wasn't worth a fight, but he went on about how rude people from California can be (I personally don't think it has anything to do with the state you are from.) As he was talking I turned to leave and ran into the exact Californian couple that had almost backed over me a few minutes before. They had heard the older gentleman and I'd like to think that they had an awkward moment and maybe felt a little guilty.
Dave and I enjoyed our stay at that campground, but we had gotten advice from our neighbor in the Tetons about campgrounds in the Pacific Northwest and were looking forward to those
Later, we went to the only laundromat in town and met an interesting woman: she travels wherever there is a forest fire and maps the wildfire. This helps the firefighters with their strategy and helps keep everyone safely out of the way. She works out of a base camp that is set up at each wildfire, but had been there a few weeks and really needed to get to town to do some laundry!
Last night we entered the coastal area late and ended up at Beverly Beach State Park. It was beautiful, but very busy, so after a morning walk on the beach we headed South to explore more of the coast.
I am writing this post from Tillicum Campground (the place only known to locals.. and our in-the-know neighbor from the Tetons.) It's a National Forest campground and is everything that our neighbor said it would be. With all the windows closed, we can still hear the roar of the ocean. The tide is coming in right now and the waves are absolutely huge! After all, it is situated in a "Tsunami Danger Zone!" (pictures to follow, our signal is weak and I'll only be putting up a few photos today.)
Anyway. We are loving Siuslaw National Forest on the coast of Oregon! Will add photos when I am able.