Don on August 21st, 2015

Friday: (08/21) Breakfast next door at the Morning Glory Restaurant. We all had the same chicken apple spinach Swiss omelets. Then Dawn looked at a few bookstores I had seen downtown. Eventually we were off to Grants Pass to the Josephine County Fair. We then headed on down Highway 199 and stopped at the Burl […]

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Don on August 20th, 2015

Thursday: (08/20) Breakfast at Brothers Restaurant after the short one mile walk downtown. I caught a bus back to the motel but I missed my stop. I got off at an electric bike shop I wanted to visit but they didn’t open until 1100 so I walked back to the motel. I packed my backpack […]

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Don on August 19th, 2015

Wednesday: (08/19) Up at 0710, too early for breakfast next door at the Morning Glory Restaurant. I took a walk around the Southern Oregon University across the street and around the neighborhood as I waited. A nice chicken fried steak. Then I headed downtown, explored, picked up my resupply box at the Post Office and […]

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Don on August 18th, 2015

Tuesday: (0818) On the trail at 0715. After a short down the trail became up for about 1000 feet. The trail pofile showed a good 3000 foot drop after that but it sure seemed like a lot of up here and there.  Found some trail magic on the way and even met the caretaker (above) […]

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Don on August 17th, 2015

Monday:(08/17) MM1700, a 23+ mile day. Along the trail I heard more cow bells and spotted about three cows through a break in the trees in a meadow. They also saw me, and didn’t mind. Further down the trail I came to the meadow and saw a herd of about twenty cows, all with bells […]

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Don on July 31st, 2014

Thursday: (07/31) Not a good sleep on the train, mostly because it’s too interesting. I awoke at 0530 when it was light outside. I went to the parlor car at 0600 and had breakfast at 0630 as soon as the dining car opened. A nice breakfast of scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage, croissant, OJ, and tea […]

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Don on November 4th, 2011

Friday: (11/04) Leftover pancakes and French Toast for breakfast. On the road toward Brookings by 11am. We stopped in Bandon By The Sea and walked old town. Lunch was some of Lou’s pea soup with toasted dinner rolls.We settled in at Harris Beach State Park. The tide was coming in as we took a quick […]

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Don on November 1st, 2011

Tuesday: (11/01) We’re staying in North Bend at the Mill Casino. They have both free RV parking and a full service RV park. We opted for the RV park. It costs less ($19) than a stay in the State parks ($22) and comes with full hookups as well as wifi and cable TV instead of […]

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Don on October 30th, 2011

Sunday: (10/30)The rain increased as we departed Florence. The drive to Eugene was nice as the rain decreased on the way. When we got to Eugene I needed a nap. Lou checked out  the stores nearby as I recharged. Then we moved to our camp for the night at the Valley River Center shopping mall. […]

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Don on October 29th, 2011

Saturday: (10/29) We moved to Sutton campground about a mile from our previous camp and closer to Florence. We found a sunnier, more level campsite there. French toast and ham for breakfast when we got settled.  Today we visited Sealion Caves. Unfortunately there were no sea lions in the cave so we didn’t go down […]

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