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Month: June 2017

HUMBUG State Park and RV Breakdown

HUMBUG State Park and RV Breakdown

Sometimes in the midst of all the beauty, you get thrown for a loop in your plans.  We enjoyed 5 nights at Humbug Mountain State park just south of Port Orford, OR.  The park had nice sites with real grass all around, a path to a private like, secluded beach with a river flowing into the ocean.  What a nice place, Port Orford is very small but had a few places to eat and a nice overlook of the Ocean….

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Crescent City and the Down Side of RV Life

Crescent City and the Down Side of RV Life

We have be on the road for 7 Months, and most of all of our experiences have been positive, but as the world turns, we were bound to hit a rough spot at some point.  Well, we finally hit one in Crescent City.  When I was picking sites to stay, I would look at locations, check out reviews and cost as we have a budget to follow.  I picked Bayview RV in Crescent City since it was within the budget…

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Timber Heritage Association and Coast Drive

Timber Heritage Association and Coast Drive

In looking into the history of Humboldt County and the logging industry, I came across some displays like the one in Scotia, and found the Timber Heritage Association, who have taken over the old Samoa Roundhouse and Machine shops that used to support a huge lumber mill across the bay from Eureka.  I contacted them and was offered a tour of their facilities.  What a great collection of both Steam and early diesel logging history.  Samoa was a company town…

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Redwoods and Lumber

Redwoods and Lumber

We took a trip south to check out some of the sights.  Here is some of the pictures of our drive through the redwood forests and stopping at the museum on the local logging that was right near a huge working sawmill in Scotia, called the Humboldt Redwood Company Lumber Mill.  Some of the logs are hard to believe, cut down by hand and dragged out of the forests by steam engines and geared steam locomotives.  Some of the building…

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Napa and Eureka

Napa and Eureka

We left Yosemite and headed to Napa for a few days of full hook ups and to get caught up with full wifi and cellular signals.  We did do a day trip to the Golden Gate Bridge on the Northern side, we drove through the lush vineyards and rolling hills to the outskirts of San Francisco. Here are some of the pictures of a wonderful day. We then headed 200 miles North to Eureka, California for a few day stop…

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Back on the road to Yosemite NP

Back on the road to Yosemite NP

So during our stop in Lake Oroville, we made some changes to the RV.  We replaced the air number mattress with a new foam mattress from Amazon.  The air controlled one seems to sag and the two air bladders seemed to not be very comfortable when you were off center.  I looked at Amazon and found a highly rated King memory foam/cooling gel mattress for only $350, so what the heck, let’s give it a try.  What a nice difference,…

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