Trip USA 2017 - Ocean Park, WA to Salem, OR
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Wednesday, August 2 - We toured the Oregon State Capitol Building today. Estelle Watson was our tour guide. In our group were seven young ladies from the Distinguished Young Women of Oregon. We toured the various chambers, the governor's office and the observation deck of the roof top dome.
Cheryl with tour guide Estelle Watson
Cheryl with tour guide Estelle Watson
Distinguished Young Women of Oregon
Distinguished Young Women of Oregon
Estelle points up to the Capitol Dome - our Tour group.
Estelle points up to the Capitol Dome - our Tour group.
Tuesday, August 1 - Nico, from Batteries Northwest, Salem, Oregon, replaced the 4 coach batteries today. They were 5 years old. A problem occurred because one of the cables came loose - and the 12 volt lights in the coach were flickering. It must have come loose when I was filling the batteries yesterday. Total cost $632.00.

Monday, September 11 - Manny Pelayo used a crimping tool to tighten the loose connection. He did a number of 'fix-it' items on the same day. See stage 05 for details.

Nico
Nico
New Batteries
New Batteries
Disconnected Connection
Disconnected Connection
Sunday, July 30 - Today we celebrated Cheryl's 70th birthday by doing a wine tour, visiting an art gallery, then having dinner at Bentley's Grill. We visited the Maysara Winery in McMinnville then we next visited the St Innocent Winery in Salem. Cheryl bought a few bottles of wine from each winery. On the way back to Salem we visited the Lawrence Gallery and had a nice chat with Gary Lawrence, who with his wife Signe, have operated the gallery for 40 years. In the evening we went to Bentley's Grill at the Grand Hotel in Salem and had a Fulton Filet Mignon steak dinner.
Cheryl and Larry at Bentley's Grill
Cheryl and Larry at Bentley's
Cheryl with Maysara Winery owners Moe and Flora Momtazi.
Cheryl with Maysara's owners Moe and Flora Momtazi.
Cheryl takes a photo of the St Innocent's Winery
Cheryl takes a photo of the St Innocent's Winery
A panorama of a small portion of the Lawrence Gallery.
A panorama of a small portion of the Lawrence Gallery.
Thursday, July 27 - Bill Seidman and I played the OGA Golf Course in Woodburn today. We have been playing a round of golf each summer for years. I did consulting work for Bill's company Cerebyte for almost 20 years. After golf Kathryn made a hot dog for us. Kathryn took our photo so I took one of her with Bill. Thanks Kathryn.
Larry and Bill
Larry and Bill
Kathryn and Bill
Kathryn and Bill
Tuesday, July 25 - I traveled the 140 miles from Astoria to Salem today. Staying at the Premier RV Resort, Salem, OR for a week or so. In super site 129. Elevation 140 feet. This resort uses WebInACanRes to book online guest reservations. There are new managers at this resort: Randy and Debbie Newberry and Michelle Talay. Salem is the capital of Oregon. It is the third largest city in Oregon, behind Portland and Eugene. The resort is actually in West Salem, about 5 miles west of downtown Salem on highway OR 22.
Patriot in Super Site 129
Patriot in Supersite 129
Thursday, July 20 - At the Lewis & Clark RV Park in Astoria, OR for a few days in space C5A. Elevation 33 feet. I have stayed at this park a number of times before. The park is owned by Richard and Lynda Lee. Beside having RV hookups it has a 9 hole golf course.
Patriot in space C5A with a view of the golf course.
Patriot in space C5A with a view of the golf course.
Monday, July 17 - While visiting the Long Beach, WA area we have been having a nice dinner at the Lost Roo restaurant every year. I was joined by Jean and Larry Hendrickson and Phil Henry. Jean and Larry own the Ocean Bay Mobile and RV Park. Phil has been staying at the park for many years. Phil was a commercial fisherman most recently in Alaska. He had three fishing boats at various times.
Larry, Phil, Jean and Larry Hendrickson
Larry, Phil, Jean and Larry Hendrickson
Monday, July 17 - The battery in the Honda Pilot was 5 years old and needed to be replaced. Steve at Jack's Country Store in Ocean Park WA, replaced it for me. Cost: $80.99. Thanks Steve. Steve was in the Navy for 4 years on a submarine. He has a son who is in the Marines and is currently stationed in Afghanistan.
Steve Installs New Battery
Steve Installs New Battery
Thursday, July 13 - At Ocean Bay Mobile and RV Park in Ocean Park, WA for a week. This park uses WebInACan for their web site. I have stayed at this "friendly" park a number of times before. Their motto is "We treat you like family". In space 33, elevation 43 feet. The park is owned and operated by Larry and Jean Hendrickson. Larry is very proud of his Chevrolet convertible. He stores it in his heated garage.
Larry with his 1963 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
Larry with his 1963 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

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