Trip USA 2017 - Redding, CA to Lincoln City, OR
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Tuesday, July 11 - At the Premier RV Resort in Lincoln City for a couple days. On pad 73, elevation 197 feet. It was an uneventful drive up from Florence. I am an investor in this resort. Premier uses my guest reservation software - WebInACan.
Premier RV Resort Lincoln City, Office, Clubhouse, Gift Shop
Premier RV Resort Lincoln City, Office, Clubhouse, Gift Shop
Monday, July 10 - Today I played with the Valley Costal Senior Golf League [Valco] at Ocean Dunes Golf Links. Format was a scramble. My partners were Irv Elliott, Todd Haglund and Steve Johnson. We had a 67 and were tied for 4th but lost a 'card off' - so we won nothing. I joined this group exactly 2 years ago and played with Irv then. There were 13, four man teams. Two teams were tied at 63, one had a 65 and 5 teams had 67. We needed to make one more birdie to be in the money. Ocean Dunes GL is owned by the local Indian Casino - Three Rivers Casino. The par 71 course is built on the costal sand dunes. Click here to view the course's score card.
Irv, Todd, Steve
Irv, Todd, Steve
The 52 Valco Golfers - Larry is left most - partner Steve Johnson is right most.
The 52 Valco Golfers - Larry is left most.
Saturday, July 8 - While at Pacific Pines RV Park I usually have Joe Gordon wash the Patriot. Joe and his girlfriend Mary do a great job. Very thorough and reasonably priced. Joe is the maintenance person at the park. Thanks Joe and Mary.
Mary and Joe
Mary and Joe
Thursday, July 6 - I had lunch today at the Florence Senior Center. I sat at a table with Ben, BJ, Jack and Maynard. We had a pulled pork sandwich, corn on the cob, bean soup. It was very good and only $7. Ben and Jack served in WWII. Ben was an insurance broker mostly with Farmer's Insurance. He sold the agency to his son. Jack flew cargo planes - C130s during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. He spent 23 years flying commercial jets. He is now 91 years old. Maynard owned a number of paint stores for years - mostly in the northern San Francisco area - one being in Novato.
Ben and his wife BJ, Jack, Maynard
Ben and BJ, Jack, Maynard
Tuesday, July 4 - Florence has a nice senior center. Today they had hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch. I had a hamburger. It was OK. The center does lunch each weekday. I may try it one day. There was a nice crowd having lunch. Click here to learn more about the center.
People having lunch at the senior center.
People having lunch at the senior center.
The Florence Senior Center
The Florence Senior Center
Saturday, July 1 - The local Lions Club sponsors a Wings & Wheels each year at the Florence Municipal Airport. It is their big annual fund raiser. Linda Stent, part owner of Pacific Pines RV Park, is the long time club secretary. A hundred vintage cars were on display. People bought raffle tickets to win a ride in the bi-plane. The local model airplane club had an exhibit at the event. They were raffling off one of the models. They fly their models every Sunday at the airport. Click here to view the local newspaper's article on the event.
Lions: Lori, Mark, Linda - Working the food concession - I had a hot dog.
Lions: Lori, Mark, Linda - Working the food concession - I had a hot dog.
Bi-Plane Giving Rides - Getting Ready to Take Off
Bi-Plane Giving Rides - Getting Ready to Take Off
People look over the Restored WWII Fighter Airplane
People look over the Restored WWII Fighter Airplane
Model Airplane Club Members
Model Airplane Club Members
Model Helicopters
Model Helicopters
Wednesday, June 28 - Fourteen of us helped Barbara Campbell celebrate her 60th birthday in the back room of the Beachcomber Pub in Florence. Barbara is a good friend of Brian and Linda Stent who are owners of the Pacific Pines RV Park. Some of the people who stay at the park attended. The Beachcomber is noted for it's fish and chips - that is what I had - and it was great. The local Fred Meyer store's bakery made the cake with 60 candles. Happy Birthday Barb - hope you have many more. Thanks Brian for hosting the party.
Barb holds up a Gift
Barb holds up a Gift
Barb Blows out 60 Candles
Barb Blows out 60 Candles
Brian Displays the Cake
Brian Displays the Cake
Ron, Linda, Sandy and Jim - 4 of the 14 people who attended. Sandy works in the Pacific Pines RV Park office.
Ron, Linda, Sandy and Jim
Saturday, June 3 - I traveled from Eugene to Florence and did not encounter any transmission problems - yea. I am at the Pacific Pines RV Park on pad 15 for a few weeks. Elevation 143 feet. The park uses WebInACan for their web site. The city of Florence just celebrated their rhododendron festival. Before leaving Eugene, Dave and Lisa Hill made me a Mickey Mouse blueberry pancake - yum.
Patriot on pad 15. Lots of Rhododendrons in the park.
Patriot on pad 15. Lots of Rhododendrons in the park.
Lisa and Dave making Pancakes. Click to view Mickey Mouse.  
Lisa and Dave making Pancakes.
Thursday, June 1 - Manny Pelayo serviced a number of items on the coach. He replaced the slide out awnings, replaced the Girard anemometer and serviced the Hydra Hot furnace. The slide out awnings were starting to deteriorate. The anemometer was making a loud vibration noise. And the furnace had not been serviced for a couple years. It provides heat to the coach as well as on demand hot water. Total cost: $1,342.20. Dave and Lisa Hill provided tacos. They are the managers of the resort and it was Taco Thursday. Lisa took the photo with her smart phone. Thanks Dave and Lisa.

Thursday, September 7 - The wind sensor on the Girard awning was set to high. The awning was not automatically retracting until the winds got very, very high. On Tuesday, Manny adjusted the sensor to the lowest setting. It was too low. I adjusted it today. The sensor is located in the left most part of the slide out cabinet.

Anemometer Wind Setting - Rotated 180 Degrees
Manny replacing the slide out awnings.
Manny replacing the slide out awnings.
Manny with the new anemometer.
Manny with the new anemometer.
Dave and Larry with Tacos
Dave and Larry with Tacos
Wednesday, May 31 - Freightliner of Coburg replaced the Patriot's Allison transmission. When I left the desert the radiator had failed and allowed water into the transmission. It caused the transmission to fail. Service Advisor, Matt O’Brien is pictured with the new transmission. Service Technician, Jason did the repair work. It took him 12 hours. The transmission was built in Michigan and shipped via FedEx to Coburg. It weights 950 pounds. It cost $6,883.14. Total cost parts and labor was $9,210.30. Paul Williams let me stay in his coach last night - he stores it here at the Premier RV Resort. Paul is the CEO of Premier RV Resorts.
Matt with the new Transmission
Matt with the new Transmission
Jason driving the Coach
Jason driving the Coach
Sunday, May 28 - Happy 48th birthday son Charlie. Lisa and David Hill helped me celebrate Charlie's birthday at Sweetwater's restaurant at the Valley River Inn. It was a nice night to spend on the outside patio of the restaurant overlooking the Willamette River. Lisa and David manage the Eugene Premier RV Resort. They were the managers of the Salem Resort until moving to Eugene a month or so ago.
Larry, Lisa, David
Larry, Lisa, David
Sunday, May 21 - While at the Premier RV Resort in Coburg I have taken a few photos which may be used with the resort's web site. Workcampers Jim and Dale spend their winter in Arizona. Jason is workcamper Jamie's son. They are a number of water features in the newly opened southern section of the resort. The nose-ins to the lake are very popular.
Jim and Dale - Workcampers
Jim and Dale - Workcampers
Workcamper Jamie's Son Jason
Workcamper Jamie's Son Jason
New Southern Section with Small Lake
New Southern Section with Small Lake
Rigs around the Lake - Panorama - Popular Nose-Ins
Rigs around the Lake - Panorama - Popular Nose-Ins
Tuesday, May 16 - I am at the Premier RV Resort in Coburg, OR for about 10 days. On pad 139. Elevation 431 feet. They use my software, WebInACan, to take guest reservations.
Friday, May 12 - I am at the Tri-City RV Park in Myrtle Creek, OR for a few days. On pad 39. Elevation 637 feet. I have stayed at this nice park a number of times before. It is full - I got the last available space. The park uses my web system - WebInACan.  
Thursday, May 11 - The local Chamber of Commerce had a mixer and art reception at the newly remodeled Siskiyou County Library in Yreka. Live music was provided by the Celtic Cats. New carpeting and lighting was installed throughout. I had a long, nice conversation with Dick Rees. He grew up in the LA area. He is a retired optometrist. He moved to Yreka in the 1970s. He learned how to play the violin when he was 6 years old. He and his wife did a lot of traveling in their Airstream across the US and Canada.
Dick, Jerry, Carolan - The Celtic Cats provided live music.
The Celtic Cats
Light Snacks
Light Snacks
Wednesday, May 10 - I am at the Yreka RV Park in Yreka, CA for a few days. In space D3, elevation 2,655 feet. It was a beautiful day to travel on I-5 from Redding through the Siskiyou Mountains with a view of snow covered Mount Shasta most of the way.
Mount Shasta from the Weed Airport - Lots of snow still on the 14,000 foot mountain.
Mount Shasta from the Weed Airport
On I-5 north of Weed
On I-5 north of Weed
Friday, May 5 - I am at the Premier RV Resort in Redding, CA for a few days. On pad 110, elevation 673 feet. I am an investor in this resort. They use my software, WebInACan, to take guest reservations.

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