Sea Lion Caves

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Aug 252016
 

Note: This story appeared in the September-October, 2011 issue of the Gypsy Journal. I love roadside attractions. I think my fascination with them started when I was a kid, rolling down Route 66 or old U.S. 30 in the back seat of my dad’s Hudson. I think we stopped at every teepee motel and tourist […]

Nov 032015
 

We love exploring America’s back roads and small towns and finding overlooked gems that the tourist brochures never cover. In a series of weekly blog posts we will be sharing some of America’s lesser-known small town museums, historic sites, and oddball attractions, on a state-by-state basis. We don’t have room to cover each and every […]

Fog, Weed, And Rain

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Oct 282015
 

Yesterday was a long day on the road for us, 262 miles, from Sutherlin, Oregon to Redding, California. We’ve done more miles in a day many times, but this trip was mountain driving most of the way and that’s always more like work for me. It was a foggy morning and as these pictures show, […]

Warming Up

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Oct 272015
 

We were scheduled to leave the Whalers Rest Thousand Trails near Newport, Oregon today, but by Sunday evening I had had all I could take of the cold, the wet, and the dreariness and told Miss Terry to get ready to hit the road Monday morning instead. And wouldn’t you know it, after days of […]

A Three Hour Tour

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Oct 212015
 

It’s almost exactly 125 miles from the gate at the Seaside Thousand Trails preserve to the gate at Whalers Rest Thousand Trails, just south of Newport, Oregon. But it’s a slow 125 miles. Between a lot of twists and turns and road conditions that are often less than perfect, U.S. Highway 101 in Oregon is […]

A Busy Birthday

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Oct 162015
 

Somebody playing bongo drums woke us up about 7:30 yesterday morning. I’m a music lover, but really, 7:30? I mean, it was a little better than the recorded Reveille I heard at Army bases when I was a young soldier but still, bongos at 7:30? Thanks to everybody who wished me a happy birthday with […]

Back In The Wind

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Oct 142015
 

Between bad weather over the weekend and working on writing and weaving projects, we’ve been cooped up inside the motorhome for too long so yesterday we needed to get out for a while. Our first stop was at the Ranger station, where I needed to pick up our parking pass for our extra week. That […]

Four Pages To Go

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 032015
 

I have spent most of the last week working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and only have four pages to go before I send it off to the printer Sunday. I was hoping to get it wrapped up yesterday, but something went haywire with the layout about 9:30 PM and I worked […]

Aug 052015
 

Yesterday morning we set what is absolutely a new record for us for getting on the road in the morning, and it sucked. I never want to do that again! Monday night we turned off the bedroom TV at 12:30, which is early for us, because we wanted to get an early start on our […]

Jul 262015
 

It’s often said that if RVers don’t like their neighbors, all they have to do is turn the key and leave. We did that Friday night, but it wasn’t because of our neighbors. We were in a 30 amp full hookup site here at the Seaside Thousand Trails preserve, and for the first couple of […]