It’s been a circus here at the South Jetty Thousand Trails preserve in Florence, Oregon this weekend. RVs have been going every direction on the narrow roads, meeting head on and having to back up, and trying to shoehorn large rigs into small, tight sites. So far nobody seems to have lost their temper and they all seem pretty good natured about things. We’ve been staying inside and watching the show.
We’ve seen everything in here from huge diesel pushers to van conversions, but this old Barth motorhome that was parked across from our site when we first arrived has been my favorite. Although they were not produced in great numbers, never more than 300 units a year, Barths were high end rigs built for upscale buyers. Here is an interesting story on the company from the Tin Can Tourists website.
Of course, if you want to go really upscale and take all of your toys with you, this is the way to go. I wondered how they got that boat up there until I found this You Tube video showing the process. No thanks. I think I’ll wait until we get a place in Florida to get a pontoon boat.
Up until yesterday the weather has been nice, but then it turned cold and damp. My hands were throbbing by noon and I only managed to knock out about 650 words in my new book before I had to stop. Hopefully it will warm back up in the next day or two.
Our friend Nancy Kissack is staying at the Elks lodge campground on the north side of town and came by to visit yesterday. The Elks have several RV sites with water and electric on the blacktop parking lot at the lodge in town, and also the very nice campground where Nancy is staying, which has nice RV sites with water, electric, a dump station, and WiFi. The next time we are in the area that’s where we’ll stay. This campground is just too busy and crowded for us.
Nancy is fascinated with weaving, so she wanted to see Terry’s loom in action. She had a lot of questions and Terry shared a lot of information with her about how to set the loom up, how the different foot pedals and heddle arrangements create unlimited patterns, and shuttles and such. I have a suspicion that there’s a loom in Nancy’s very near future.
Congratulations Angela Callahan, winner of this week’s drawing for an audiobook of Highland Passage by J.L Jarvis! We had 78 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon!
Thought For The Day – Some people just drain the nice right out of you.