Don’t let the West Coast RV parking shortages ruin your stay. Here’s how to cope when you go RVing in California, Oregon or Washington.
The Central Oregon Coast is known for having great golf courses, like the cluster of quality tracks in and around Bandon in the south. The central coastline, however, offers its share of quality golf courses as well. When it comes to enjoying this area, there’s nothing better than a drive on the beach, especially when that drive involves your golf ball.
During the summer of 2010 the two of us followed the Oregon Trail from the pioneers’ major jumping-off point in Independence, Missouri, to the “promised land” of Oregon City, Oregon. While the pioneers required from four to six months to cover the 2,000 miles, we reached Oregon’s Willamette Valley in a little over three weeks. […]
Wildfires rage in 2015. Northern California is burning. Oregon blazes. Three firefighters died in Washington while trying to keep flames from sweeping the whole town of Twisp off the map. At the end of August, with fires still unabated, the federal government had spent more than $800 million trying to douse blazes that rival history’s […]
RVers piloting their craft on Oregon Highway 18, between Salem, the state capital, and the rugged coastline, might want to alter their flight plan and land where they and their passengers can reach new heights of exhilaration—the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville. The museum houses some of the finest collections of aircraft memorabilia […]
When I was just a lad, which I must confess was more than 50 years ago, my family often headed over the Cascade Mountains from Portland seeking refuge from the rain. We camped all over Central Oregon, but the area we fell in love with was around the town of Sisters. Back then, Sisters had […]
I’m smack dab in the middle of my reunion years. In the next few months I have two high school reunions, and a couple with groups from my college years. Best guess it that we are meeting to celebrate the fact that the vast majority of us are now living beyond the life spans predicted […]
Every type of RV from tent trailers and truck campers to big diesel motorhomes and luxurious fifth-wheels will be on display at the Oregon State Salem Fall RV Show October 15-18, at the Oregon State Fair and Expo Center in Salem. The show will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday […]
Oktoberfest has been celebrated in Mount Angel, Oregon for five decades, starting the second Thursday after Labor Day. This year is no exception, except that it will be an especially exceptional event because 2015 also marks its 50th anniversary! If you enjoy the party atmosphere of lively polka bands, sampling sausages and beer, and doing […]
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is continuing to expand its efforts to serve hikers and bikers by adding gear and food storage lockers, phone charging stations, bicycle fix-it stations and group shelters at Milo McIver and Bullards Beach state parks and the Champoeg State Heritage Area. Fix-it stations have a bike stand, basic bike […]
While most of my current fishing exploits involve “glamour fish” like salmon and trout, my boyhood in California was devoted to pursuing much humbler fare. During my summer vacation, I’d leave my hometown of Coalinga, a place with no fishing of note within 40 miles (or water either!), to visit my grandfather in the more […]