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Forgetting the Taxman

Today we paid our 2015 taxes – ouch!

To quickly move past the pain of writing checks to Uncle Sam and the State of California, we hiked a lovely coastal trail in hopes of losing ourselves in more of this beautiful Oregon coast.


Thank You Fortuna


Over the weekend we relocated from Alfred A. Loeb State Park to Harris Beach State Campground, a quick 20 minute drive away.  Reservations are not accepted so I was a bit nervous taking a chance at this park, especially since we would be surrendering such a great spot – one we could have kept another seven days before exceeding the maximum stay limit.  Nevertheless we decided to risk it.

The picture above confirms that Fortuna (Roman Goddess of chance, luck and fate) must have been rooting for us, as we managed to snag this sweet ocean view site … on a Saturday morning no less!

Once settled, we took advantage of low tide, walking the beach with Lilly – who immediately began to frolic in the waves, something she tremendously enjoys and which always make us smile.





Window Office

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We’ve settled nicely into our Oregon state park campsite.  And, as evidenced by the picture above, there has been no complaining about the office views.  In fact, it will be a damn shame leaving this serene site when we move onwards to the next place.

But then again, this is Oregon and there is no shortage of spectacular.



Walking Lilly tonight I could not help but take a moment to appreciate the views and enjoy the sounds and smells of the Morro Bay harbor.

Back To Normal


We had a fantastic time in desert, but seemingly every moment was consumed with work or socializing.  It may sound odd to admit, but we needed a break from socializing.

We are now we are out of the desert … arriving late this afternoon to Mooro Bay, a lovely little town along the central California coast.  The state park here is virtually empty, affording us nearly the entire place to ourselves.

Just perfect.


It’s a shame really, but all good things must come to an end … if not, there is no opportunity for the next special moment to have its opportunity, and the next opportunity thereafter.

We arrived to the Anza Borrego desert two weeks ago not fully knowing what to expect, only that we would likely generate fond memories during a stay.  Sooner than I would have preferred, today’s sunrise will be the last for us here; we are moving onwards and in the process will be forced to say goodbye to great friends old and new.

Thanks to everyone for making our time here some of the best we’ve ever had while traveling.

Click the hashtag #borregonewyear2016 to see tons of pictures and videos
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photo credit: @gm3sf

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photo credit:  @cque_13


Precursor Of Things To Come


And then there were two; finally we are reunited with our deal pals Brian and Leigh.

Today we arrived to the southern California dessert; our plan being to spend a few weeks with follow nomads over the Christmas and New Year holidays.  It’s hard to know for certain what the coming weeks will bring, but the rumor is upwards of 30-35 RV’s will be arriving.  It should be a lot of fun.