A Three Hour Tour

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
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 […]

Newport Bayfront

 Posted by at 3:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 282013
 

We love wandering around the waterfront in Newport, Oregon. If we ever hang up the keys and decide to settle down in the Pacific Northwest, this would be the place. U.S. Highway 101 is the main road through town and the Deco District, where neat old commercial buildings hold fun shops selling books, antiques, and […]

Jun 162011
 

We spent yesterday walking the waterfront here in Newport, poking our heads into shops, watching the fishing boats coming and going, and people watching. Newport is one of my favorite towns along the Oregon coast, the perfect cross of working fishing port and tourist destination, not too commercialized, laid back, and friendly. Years ago, when […]

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 […]