It is getting to be late August and nearing the time we plan to start our trek back to Arizona. No route set yet, but probably east through Idaho and then south through Utah. I suppose that we ought to make up our minds soon. We do plan to go ride the mail boat on the Rogue River which we haven’t done in many years after we leave here. After that probably back north to see some of my family before we start the big drive.
We have enjoyed having our extended family here in bits and pieces. First we got to see Laura and the girls. Unfortunately schedules precluded any more than just meeting up for an afternoon in Newport but we had a great time. The first stop was Mo’s for lunch. (For the who don’t know the central Oregon coast, Mo’s is a must do great seafood restaurant and a tradition that has grown from a tiny little cafe on the Yaquina Bay waterfront into a small chain.) After lunch we did some sight-seeing and shopping. Hopefully next time we will have more time together.
John, Missy, Jasmine, and Tyler were able to spend a few days with us camping out. We got to play on the beach, have a few cookouts, do a little sight-seeing and generally just have fun.
And then we got to spend just short of two days with Elaine’s sister and brother-in-law. They arrived in time for happy hour so we got to kick off our time with a small party followed by dinner off the barbeque. The next day weather was the absolute best it could be so after a sour-dough pancake breakfast we went back to see Shore Acres State Park again this time in the sunshine. We found fresh crab in Charleston, Oregon on the way back to the rig so we all got to have a big crab salad for dinner. Thank you Bill, for buying the crab before I noticed. I did not expect that! It sure was good.
After a little rain I am finally finding chanterelle mushrooms. Oh lucky me! Elaine and I gathered this nice plateful in a little over an hour. And I just had to gather and dry one more batch of lobster mushrooms while I could.
Someone in Charleston, Oregon had a sense of humor when they named this street! I wish I could live on Guano Rock Avenue or maybe in Toad Suck, Arkansas. (We looked at a house there once when we lived in the Little Rock area, but unfortunately we did not like it.)
We’ve had a lots of fun and seen many new places. We will be heading out for more adventures on September 1st as we meander toward home.
Hope you have enjoyed the ride so far and that you can look in again soon,
The Random Rover