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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Eureka to Portland

Left the campground around 9am and headed north. We have done the coast hwy before going south and wanted to see the Elks again. Magnificent animals in their own environment so close to the hwy. Sure enough we have seen 3 close enough to take a few nice pictures. Spent at least a couple of hours watching them while my wife made lunch. We crossed the Oregon border at 3 pm, the weather is cooling down big time, no more short sleeves for a while. Spent a nice and quiet night in Brandon at Brandon RV Park. It's a Good Sam park but at 34.24 $ is a bit expensive for me even for a full hook up. Next day's highlight was Florence OR with it's riverside seafood restaurants. The town is famous for it's Dungeness crab and the all you can eat crab deals. We were lucky to meet a local fisherman catching crabs on the dock just under the restaurant. He was more than happy to answer all the questions the curious visitors had. We had a late lunch early dinner seafood plate and had to go. After a few miles we had to stop again at the Sea Lion Caves and take more pictures. After a fairly long day we made it to Portland, to Jantzen Beach RV park. It's a half RV half mobile home park, very nice and clean, right on the Columbia river.  26 $/night full hook up, 2 pools and close to downtown. On the next spot is a trailer from California, nice couple headed for Canada and asking us what kind of weather to expect? We told them it's going to be cool for our taste. They said: perfect, we are going to love it, we are escaping from the heat in California. The word Snowbirds has a new meaning!

Elk viewing up close north of Eureka CA

The Oregon coast is beautiful but cool in October.

Seafood Restaurant in Florence OR.

The dock in Florence with the restaurant above.

Local fisherman with his fresh catch.....

..................explaining why he has to throw it back. He can sell his catch to the restaurant right behind him.

Lunch right on the river, even the sun came out!

We drove by at McMinnville Air Field and just had to take a picture. A 747 on the roof!
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