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Dec 4, 2019 - Grants Pass OR

The events coordinator found a couple hikes for us to do near Eugene, but we ended up doing only one. We headed out at about 10:30 to do the Spencer Butte main trail, the easiest of 2 options. We had a choice of either the “strenuous” 1.1 main trail to the summit or the shorter but “very strenuous” .6 mile option. We prudently chose the longer but less painful option. Once we got to the summit the views of Eugene and the University of Oregon campus, the Willamette Valley and Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainier way off in the distance were...

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Oct 19, 2019 - Grants Pass, Oregon

Traveled Hwy 36 to Hwy 44 to Hwy 89 to I-5 staying at Grants Pass KOA. This trip through the mountains around Lassen were absolutely stunning with fall colors. Beautiful drive. We stopped in Granada at Liquor Expo to replenish our liquor supply. Had a great visit with Larry & Diane Evans and a lovely dinner with Don & Bonnie Fine in their home. Don had us a beautiful wood planter and we were able to pick it up. Great friends!

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Fall 2019

Apr 27, 2019 - Grants Pass

April 27, 2019 I awoke in the middle of the night realizing that our sleeping bag was 180 degrees of what it should have been. LOL! You would think we had not done this before!! Beautiful day for our singular event, Cowhorn Winery. We took the very scenic route off of Hwy 238, Kubli Road, through Applegate (a 3-building town!) into Jacksonville. Reminded us very much of Dry Creek Road in Sonoma but with many more dairy and horse farms set in a valley bounded by mountains. Once in Jacksonville we realized our Cowhorn appointment was 30...

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Apr 26, 2019 - Sonoma to Grants Pass, OR

April 26, 2019 On the road again for our 10th rig trip! Today was a “dead head” drive to Grants Pass, OR which will be the longest day on the road for the whole trip, 375 miles. Left Sonoma in the fog at 8:45 but found a beautiful day once we hit Hwy 80. It is Hwy 5 for nearly the whole day. We started to listen to Homo Deus, A Brief History of Tomorrow, written by Yuval Noah Harari, an Israeli author. It is a fascinating book about the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the 21st century from overcoming death to creating...

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Jan 18, 2019 - Grants Pass, OR

From home we headed south on I-205 to I-5 to the KOA in Grants Pass, OR. While we normally stop at Seven Feathers RV Park, we decided to go a little further this day ad stay at the KOA at the Hugo exit near Grants Pass. We stayed two nights to visit with friends Don & Bonnie Fine and Larry & Diane Evans. Had lovely visits and dinners with both couples. The only negative on our stay was the rain. Two days of inches of rain and flooding. The first part of our winter trip takes us to many of the same places we have visited over that last 7...

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Winter2019

Nov 11, 2018 - Grants Pass

We arrived to day. One more day of traveling a head of us. We pulled in to the KOA about 3:45 pm. I got all set up and then we took a walk to look at teh waterfall and the Tee Pees. Once we got back to teh trailer Brady wanted to go Out again. So I took her to the dog run and we play ball for about 10 or 15 minutes , she was lovin’ it. All in all I believe this is a nice park, but we are ready to get home.

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Jun 17, 2018 - Henderson's Line-Up

Curb/door side tires showing excessive outside tread wear. Changed original route, to Klamath CA, to have suspension/alignment checked. The HH has MOR/ryde Independent Suspension, no axle. MOR/ryde recommended Henderson's Line-Up & RV Service in Grants Pass Oregon. While there, also having Nev-R-Lube Bearing Cartridges, replaced on all wheels/hubs, and two new tires. Nev-R-Lube are maintenance free, BUT NEED to be replaced as a maintenance item. Most full-timers do this around 5 years or 50K miles. HH is at both. The bearing on the...

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2018 RV Adventure

Sep 9, 2016 - Grants Pass OR

Wednesday was a good, but slow day. Let me explain. Michele had an appointment at the spa at 11:00 to get her nails and some other girlie stuff done while I did some cleaning on the outside of the house. Does anyone see the disparity in this situation? It’s glaringly obvious to me. Anyway, we lounged around till about 6:30 when we caught the shuttle over to the casino to watch singer Amy Clawson – ring a bell? I didn’t think so – do a show, then we grabbed a mediocre dinner in the Stix Lounge and then it was off to the slot machines to see...

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Aug 28, 2016 - On the Move

The time has come to say goodbye to our new tiny house and Brookings, for now. Today, we moved a short 100 miles to the heat in Grants Pass. Here we will visit our friends Bev and John for a couple of days. We have missed spending time with them this summer, but as we know with all family and friends, there will be another time. -- John and I worked our butts off transferring stuff back into the motorhome. We were glad we did it over a period of two days, instead of one. I waited until Saturday afternoon to move the kitties over from the...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Aug 18, 2016 - Bears of Grants Pass

Grants Pass is known for its mild climate, it is located in the "sun belt" of Southern Oregon. Average annual maximum temperature is 68.0, annual minimum 40.9. Average annual precipitation is 29.5 inches. Snowfall is minimal - 2.3 inches per year and in many years is non-existent. It is known for its ideal climate and even has banners running across the street in town bragging about it. We were shocked to see the temps way up in the 90,s with a couple of days at 103. Yikes! We have spent a lot of time inside with both air conditioners...

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Aug 7, 2016 - Grants Pass, Oregon

We left California today and drove about 80 miles to Grants Pass, Oregon. We will be here for a few weeks. Our campsite is near the beautiful Rogue River. It is so full of trees, the sites are all made to fit around the trees, making them look really strange. We do have a nice grassy yard on the side and we are only a short walk from the Rogue River. When Congress first passed legislation to preserve America's wild rivers, Oregon's Rogue River was among the first to receive protection as a Wild & Scenic river. It's a wild country and...

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Jul 31, 2016 - Grants Pass, OR

Although we only had about 80 miles to travel, our travel time today was 3 hours. Starting out with our last views of the coast, we started south on Hwy 101 then just before our turn west on Hwy 199, we entered California. Then about 2 ½ hours later, we were back in Oregon. This does seem a strange way to travel, but it’s the only west to east road in this area. Hwy 199 was beautiful but very narrow in places, hilly and extremely curvy. Definitely a drive where I kept saying, “slow down, Jay”, even though he was driving really well. We...

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