Sea Lion Caves

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
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 122015
 

I was sniveling because it was down in the upper 30s at night on the Central Coast, so I left and went to a place where it was even colder! What’s wrong with this picture? Yesterday morning we said our farewells to our friends Tom and Barbara Westerfield and pulled out of the Atascadero, California […]

Sharks In Seaside

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 282015
 

Seaside, Oregon is a nice little town on the Oregon Coast, and the emphasis here is on the beach and the ocean. But when Miss Terry said something about wanting a shark, I started thinking that maybe it was time to take her inland. I saw Jaws and I don’t want anything to do with […]

A Move To Seaside

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 222015
 

We were awake at 6 a.m. yesterday because it was moving day. And though it was only a 120 mile trip, we needed to get to our new location, the Seaside Thousand Trails preserve, early to snag a good site. This is a very popular campground and stays busy all summer long. We were on […]

Cheese & Quilts

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 202011
 

Yesterday was another gray day here in Tillamook, but at least the rain had eased up to an occasional misting. So in the early afternoon, we set out to play tourist. Tillamook is perhaps best known for Tillamook Cheese, and local dairy farmers who belong to the Tillamook County Creamery Association  have been producing top […]

Trip To Tillamook

 Posted by at 12:54 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 172011
 

Apparently, something I ate Wednesday evening had onions in it, which I am very allergic to, and by the time we got home from the restaurant, I was sick. I had an absolutely miserable night, one of those nights where you wonder if surviving until daylight is really worth it. 🙁 I think I got […]

A Move To Newport

 Posted by at 12:51 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 112011
 

We spent four nights at the Elks lodge in Florence, but by yesterday, I was ready for a change of scenery. So it was time to move on. We pulled out of the Elks lodge, and drove a mile or two to the city marina and campground to use their dump station. I’m sure glad […]

A “Wow” Day

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 062011
 

Yesterday was a day full of “wows.” We drove about 65 miles up the coast to Cape Blanco Lighthouse, and every curve in the road gave us a new and even more beautiful view that made us both say “Wow!” There’s not a mile of the Oregon coast that isn’t beautiful, with the ocean surf […]

Redwoods And Raindrops

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 042011
 

We said goodbye to Greg and Jan, made a quick stop at the dump station, and left the Lake Minden Thousand Trails a little before 10 a.m. yesterday. We took State Route 99 north about eighteen miles to Yuba City, where we picked up State Route 20, and followed it west 112 miles to U.S. […]

Mar 302011
 

Even though Spring has barely sprung, many of the RVers we know are already on the road, starting their summer travel adventures. Some have been sitting still all winter long in one snowbird roost or another from Florida, to Texas, to Arizona and southern California, and have a bad case of hitch itch. Others have […]