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Nov 7, 2019 - Newport OR

We were out the door at 9:45 Wednesday and on our way to the Yaquina Head Lighthouse to get tickets for the 1:00 tour – the free tickets are first-come-first-served and apparently pretty popular – so we wanted to make sure we could get onto at least one of the 3 tours today since the weather was good...at least in Newport. We got our tickets and decided to head south along the coast to see if we could get to see those things that were fogged in on Monday. Great plan; poor results. Thank you fog. As we made our way south the weather was...

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Nov 5, 2019 - Newport OR

Friday was a stay at home day for me and mostly for the boss. I had to hang around to wait for 2 packages that were being delivered and I had a phone call in to tech support for our internet service, so my wandering the area will be put off till another day. Michele did a post office and grocery store run while I installed the new step motor that arrived about 10:00. And I found out that in a strange coincidence, our nephew Eric got into town today here in Newport with a friend of his on a fishing trip so we will undoubtedly catch up with...

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Nov 1, 2019 - Newport OR

We slowly and gingerly saddled up Wednesday morning and headed to our next campground in Newport on Oregon’s Highway 101 along the beautiful Pacific coast. It was a painless 2 hour drive and we pulled into the Pacific Shores RV Resort right at 1:00 and got set up in our beautifully landscaped lot on the cliff just above the beach. At our fuel stop Wednesday morning we had a problem with the entry step...again. This time it appears to have fully died so after we got set up in Newport I crawled under the house and took the motor off and...

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Sep 10, 2019 - Newport OR – Whaler’s Rest RV & Camping Resort

Time for one last visit with my sister, Jill and her husband, Al. Jill’s birthday is the 11th, so we got to have an early birthday celebration. Jill got an excellent surprise for her birthday. Her son, Jim, and his fiancé, Claire, showed up in Newport for a short visit. Al had given us a heads up when we were in Pacific City, so we knew they were coming. Jill, on the other hand, did not. Jim and Claire were due to show up at 2 a.m. on Saturday. Jill had gone to bed, but Al stayed up to let Jim and Claire in when they arrived. Next morning,...

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Retired at Last!

Aug 26, 2019 - Newport

We headed south on highway 101 on the familiar trip over the Megler bridge and the south through Seaside and past Cannon Beach. We needed fuel so, after making three attempts at getting to the pump, we filled up at a Shell station near Manzanito. We arrived at Pacific Shores Motorhome Resort just after 4. It is a very nice park and the most expensive this year. We were placed in a site with a partial ocean view. We had stayed in Newport a couple of times in the past. But Pacific Shores Motorcoach Resort is north of town, while our previous...

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Aug 15, 2019 - Newport OR – Whalers’ Rest RV & Camping Resort

Made our way to Newport where we found my sister, Jill, her husband, Al and their dog, Val alive and well and enjoying their new home. We had a great time visiting with them, going to wineries, eating seafood and playing with their pup. As an extra added bonus, their son, Bill, and his wife, Pam, were in town to visit, too. This was our first chance to meet Pam and we really enjoyed getting to know her. She promised to visit us in Arizona one of these days – as soon as she talks Bill into a long road trip! Roger had planned to go salmon...

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Retired at Last!

Jul 14, 2019 - Newport, OR

After Coos Bay, we headed around 100 miles north on the Oregon Coast to Newport. Newport is a little more like we expected with a few tourist spots, but still not a very "beach" feeling. While we were there, we explored the Coast northward towards the Washington Border visiting some lighthouses along the way and the Tillamook Creamery. The Coast itself is pretty dramatic with cliffs, rock formations and miles of beach. The beaches do not have the multitude of sun seekers nor people enjoying the water (like our southern beaches) - most are...

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Aug 31, 2018 - Newport OR – Whaler’s Rest RV Park

We were here for a week, so it’s a good thing the campground had lots of activities. We arrived on Saturday and just missed the BBQ lunch, but went to the ice cream social in the south clubhouse later in the afternoon. The ice cream was from The Tillimook (Oregon) Creamery and was very good. Sunday came and we went to breakfast in the north clubhouse and to a beer tasting (Rogue Brewery) in the late afternoon. I’m not a beer drinker, but didn’t mind the fruit cider, so took what was left of that bottle back to the camper. Roger found a beer...

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Retired at Last!

Jul 26, 2018 - Fog, sand, rocky coast

July 24 - a short drive/tow to Tillamook OR to setup for one night at HarvestHosts (Blue Heron Cheese Co.). Toured an aircraft museum housed in WW2 blimp hanger (1072' X 296', 192' high) having enough floor space to hold six football fields, but containing only 26 aircraft and related exhibits. The model exhibit room must have held thousands of pieces of men, vehicles, ships and planes. July 25 - another short drive day to South Beach State park in Newport OR, toured historic lighthouse area (in dense fog), shopped, walked on beach (Zena...

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Jul 15, 2018 - Sea Lion Caves

Newport, OR. Sea Lion Caves are a connected system of sea caves and caverns open to the Pacific. The formation of the cavern began about 25 million years ago. It is now the height of a 12-story building and stretches the length of a football field. It is the natural home to a colony of sea lions. Hundreds of sea lions winter here. There are considerably fewer this time of year as many of them migrate. To get to the cave, one must take an elevator. The elevator has a capacity of 23 passengers, a decent of 208’, and a travel rate of 250 feet...

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Jul 14, 2018 - Whale watching

Newport, OR. We were delighted to find the Newport Saturday Farmers Market in full swing. The produce was wonderful! This area is known for cherries, blueberries and raspberries. Naturally we felt obligated to help out the local economy. While at the Market we chatted with a guy about Depoe Bay, “Whale Watching Capital of the Oregon Coast". There is a resident pod of gray whales which makes its home off Depoe Bay from March through December. Visitors from everywhere come to whale watch. So, we went, too. We were lucky to score a relatively...

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