Saturday, June 03, 2017

State of

Day 24
Oregon!


7:45am - What's special about Oregon? Well, gasoline is less expensive than in California. And if you are inclined, there are marijuana stores everywhere. Traffic? What's that?

In the City of Brookings, where the Scampy RV Team is now, the weather is really good. All year too. 

Brookings, Oregon, gets 79 inches of rain per year. ... On average, there are 191 sunny days per year in Brookings, Oregon. The July high is around 70 degrees. The January low is 42.

PS: Please comment on things that you feel are special about Oregon! We would love to add those things to today's Blog!

A bit north of Brookings Oregon

Little iPhone offered these "Special Oregon" observations:
  • Highway 101 - The Oregon Coast road. Absolutely gorgeous!
  • Trees - So many trees and they are sooooo green!
  • There are signs to let RVers know that they are welcome here! Wow!
  • So many campgrounds!


6pm - Pine Meadows Campground
The Scampy Team travelled a long way during today's journey. From our Nite Camp in Brookings to our Nite Camp tonite, 220 miles! Wow! I suppose we were trying to make Portland by tomorrow [Rowena's birthday].

We are Nite Camped in a US Army Corps of Engineers facility along Cottage Grove Lake. Tap on the Nite Camp Location Map link below, to get a better idea of where we are.

Pine Meadows Campground
Cottage Grove Lake

News about Scampy's Dometic Fridge
We have had George's fabricated lower vent cover in place for several days. There is no detectible heat build up. Temperature averages 35℉.

The latest on Little Honda's hitch repair
So far, so good!!


Boid and George love music!
The very first time that I viewed Neil Young performing, was on a video of 1985 Farm Aid. Oh my God!

"Hey Hey, My My" That face! His mouth. His sound! Neil Young got to me sooooo much!




Just Before Sundown
Little iPhone, the master photographer, captured this pic of the sky reflected in the waters of the lake!







Nite Camp Location Map

Elevation: 766 feet











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15 comments:

  1. Hi, George! Welcome to Oregon! Brookings' climate is mild to be sure, but 79 inches of rain is quite a lot. Twice the total for Portland. If you don't mind a little extra moisture, Brookings might be a great place to live.

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    1. Hi Wayne,

      Thank you sooooo much for your
      Welcome to Oregon comment! 😎

      George

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  2. You will have too much fun in Oregon, glad to come along on your journey.

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    1. Hi OAT,

      We on the Scampy RV Team comment back to you:
      "We are sooooo happy to have you with us!

      Bye,
      Scampy and The Gang


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  3. George, are you a native of California? If so, do you remember what year California went to Self-Serve for their gas stations?
    That's one surprise I had when moving to Oregon is that there are no Self-Serve gas pumps (unless you go to rural Oregon, but that's another story). I remember when I tried to pump my own gas here a fellow came running out and said I'm not supposed to do that! Lol! Boy, did I feel like I was back in the early 1960's!
    -Tom L.

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    1. Hi Tom,

      Yes! I was born in East Los Angeles. Don't remember that year.

      So, you like full serve gas stations? Nice!

      George\

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    2. Actually George, I prefer self-service gas. For me, pumping my own gas was like a 'right-of-passage' in owning a car, lol! Only Oregon and New Jersey has laws prohibiting you from pumping your own gas into your car. However, that may change in the future... We'll see.
      -Tom L.

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    3. Actually, I too prefer self-serve! Funny!

      George

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  4. George
    A few boondockig sites going north 42.227856 -124.383150
    42.465246 -124.367039 42.641283,-124.407903
    I miss you seeing your GPS coordinates in you posts.

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    1. Hi Garth,

      Thank to for the boondocking sites!

      Have you noticed the "Nite Camp Location Link" at the bottom of my Blog posts?

      George

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  5. Even though we mostly boondock, we had the opportunity to spend time in Oregon State Parks along the coast. They are well-situated, a couple with lighthouses nearby, and great tide pooling. Best part is, if your rv fits, you can use a primitive tent site which we did on several occasions. Most primitive sites run $10.

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    1. Hi LBM,

      Thanks for your heads-up about using primitive sites for an
      RV. Good to know! 😎

      George


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  6. I did the whole Oregon Coast back in '89 for over 10 days in my old 1970 Lazy Daze. Best 10 days of camping.

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    1. Hi Bill,

      You are sooooo fortunate to have been RVing since way back then! The whole Oregon Coast! And in a Lazy Daze no less!

      Wow!

      George


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  7. Your sundown painting looks like an oil painting. Stunning!

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