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Just when I’d grown tired of pumping my own gas … Oregon to the rescue.

I’d been looking forward to spending extended time in this Pacific Northwest wonderland for years and today we said goodbye to California and crossed into Oregon – one of my favorite places.  Almost instantly my mood improved .. the air smells better, the water tastes better, and thanks to Oregon State Statute 480.330, I have an extended break from pumping my own gas.

Today we drove about 2.5hours to north into Brookings, a small(ish) town just across the CA/OR border and settled in at Alfred A. Loeb State Park, a few miles outside of town.


While always subject to change, our plan for now is to remain in the state through end of July; a rough travel outline is pictured below (clockwise).

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  1. Mary Kay #

    Welcome to Oregon! The most beautiful state in the union.

    March 13, 2016
    • Thanks Mary. Now, if you could do something about these coastal winds today. 🙂

      March 13, 2016
  2. Let us know when you’re in Portland. If we’re in town, we should meet for a meal or something!

    March 16, 2016
    • Yes, for sure … that would be fantastic.

      We are having a bit of remodel work done to the camper the first half of June ( and have rented a house in a NE Portland neighborhood for three weeks while work is completed, then a post remodel shakedown trip at Champoeg before leaving the area. All in, we will be in Portland/metro May 26/27 – June 24/25. Hopefully we will catch you before your return to Alaska.

      March 16, 2016
      • Well dangit on the timing! We’ll likely be leaving early May and not back until September. Bah!

        March 16, 2016

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