Sunday, June 04, 2017

Camping


Day 25


RV Parks Are Packed


8:15am - The Scampy Team travelled a far piece yesterday. 220 miles! Far for us, anyway. We poked our heads into several RV parks because George was getting bushed!

Every RV Park along the Pacific Coast was packed. So many! Looked a bit ugly. So, we moved on.

Then we asked Google a for camping place. Google came up with this US Army Corps of Engineers place where we are now. It's name is Pine Meadows Campground. There is a very large lake here. $20 for a paved site with a nice wood table. Big distance between sites. Fish in the lake.


Portland Oregon
It appears that we should make it to the City of Portland this morning. First thing on arriving, is to head over to a 24 Hour Fitness. Of course, the primary reason for being here is to visit with my friend Rowena. However, I'm missing exercise sooooo much! Gotta go to 24 first!

It's been a very long time since I was face to face with Rowena. I am unable to remember when that time was. We stay in contact by texting and email.


Observations:
1. In the olden days, gas station attendants would come up to my car and ask:
■ What may I get you?
■ Gas?
■ Check your oil?
■ Wash your windows?

Here in Oregon I've experienced none of these niceties.
■ Regular or premium?
■ Cash or card?"

..... is all that I get here in Oregon.

2. There are tons of RV dealers in California and Oregon. Their lots are filled with inventory. I do not know what to make of all the RVs in these lots? What happens to these dealers when hard times come again?

3. Interstate 5 in California vs I-5 in Oregon.
■ California the view is mostly desert in much of the state.
■ Oregon is mostly forests and farms with cows.


8pm - Birthday supper
Rowena and I went to a Filipino restaurant in order to eat lumpia. Remember, that I mentioned lumpia to you a couple days ago.

The lumpia was delicious. Crispy and good to eat!










Nite Camp Location Map

Elevation: 190 feet







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14 comments:

  1. When you have time, can you tell me how you used Google to search for a campground?

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    1. George may have another way, but I go to maps and type in "campgrounds near" and the name of the town. It will give me icons on the map for campgrounds in that area. Then just roll your mouse over the icons and click on one if it looks interesting.

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    2. Hi Linda,

      Grandma is correct.

      "Directions to campgrounds near me."

      George


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  2. Sounds like a long travel day for you but the COE park sounds wonderful. Travel safe.

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    1. Hi OAT,

      Yesterday was bit long. Today, not so much.

      George

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  3. Have you tried The Ultimate Campground app for your phone...? http://www.ultimatecampgrounds.com/

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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    1. Hi Kevin,

      I followed your comment and bought the app.

      Have not figured out how to use it yet.

      George

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  4. George, "Welcome to Oregon!" (sorry, I'm a little late)
    Take advantage of our "No-Sales-Tax" if you need to buy anything!
    "Cheers!" and Have Fun in Portland! :D
    -Tom L.

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  5. buy an America the Beautiful pass for $10 while you are at the COE campground and you can stay for 1/2 price at any COE or Federal Park...good for the rest of your life....such a deal

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    1. Hi Larry,

      I forgot to take my pass.

      George

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  6. We bought our 2005 Tioga in 2008 after it was repossessed from a California dealership. They had been unable to sell it because of the economy so we were lucky enough to buy it unused at a huge discount with only 4000 miles on the odometer (delivery distance). That is what happens to unsold RV's.

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    1. Hi Croft,

      Thank you for that.

      George

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  7. Buy another America the Beautiful pass! Good at COE and National parks.

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