Trip USA 2017 - Lincoln City to Florence, OR
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Sunday, August 20 - The Siuslaw Pioneer Museum contains many articles that made it possible for early settlers to exist in the area. The museum is a 'must visit' place in Florence. Georgia and Virginia provided insight into the background of the museum. On the way to the museum we visited the Siuslaw River and captured a photo of fishermen returning. It was a very windy day on the beach.
Georgia and Virginia - Volunteers
Georgia and Virginia - Volunteers
A Typical Collection of Early Tools
A Typical Collection of Early Tools
The Museum is Housed in this Building - In Old Town Florence
The Museum is Housed in this Building - In Old Town Florence
Returning Fishermen - Heading Up the River to Florence
Returning Fishermen - Heading Up the River to Florence
Saturday, August 19 - Back in Florence at the Pacific Pines RV Park for a couple weeks. On pad 16, elevation 143 feet. This park uses WebInACan for their web site.
Thursday, August 17 - While out grocery shopping at the local Safeway we took Logan Road north past the Chinook Winds Casino and ended up at the Roads End State Recreation Site. It was a beautiful, sunny but very breezy day. The view of the beach and Pacific is outstanding.
Roads End State Recreation Site
Monday, August 14 - The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a must see attraction located in Newport, OR. We did the tour looking at various animals that make their life in the ocean. After touring the aquarium we stumbled upon the Pirates Treasure work shops just south of the Aquarium and watched glass artist Jeff Hajek, of the Hot Shop, create a blown glass bowl. Impressive. He is 40 years old and has been making glass articles for 15 years. He owns the shop. He provided a running commentary of the process.
Larry and Cheryl in the Aquarium
Larry and Cheryl in the Aquarium
Cheryl with volunteer Sue
Cheryl with volunteer Sue
One of many underwater displays.
One of many underwater displays.
A Puffin In the Aviary
A Puffin In the Aviary
Jeff Creating a Bowl in the 2300 Degree Oven
Jeff Creating a Bowl in the 2300 Degree Oven
Jeff with the Final Product
Jeff with the Final Product
Saturday, August 12 - The annual Lincoln City Sandcastle Completion was held today at Siletz Bay. There were castles of all sizes. One family has been coming to the contest for more than 10 years. It has become an annual family outing. They were creating a sea monster. They have been first place winners many times.
Girl Builder
Girl Builder
Family of Builders - 10th Year
Family of Builders - 10th Year
Castle on the Mount
Castle on the Mount
Panorama of the Siletz Bay - Sand Castles Under Construction
Panorama of the Siletz Bay - Sand Castles Under Construction
Friday, August 11 - We celebrated my daughter Lynette's 45th birthday in absentia at Fathoms. Cheryl Garfield and I were joined by Mike and Olivia Hilt [Premier RV Resort managers] and Rich and Nan Vierra. The Fathoms restaurant overlooks the Pacific Ocean from it's 10 story perch on the Inn at Spanish Head. A fun evening was had by all. Happy birthday Lynette.
Left to Right - Mike, Cheryl, Nan, Rich, Olivia, Larry
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Thursday, August 10 - Whale watching from Depoe Bay is very popular. Cheryl Garfield took the whale watching boat out of the bay to the ocean and saw lots of whales who feed on the small shrimp found in the off shore kelp. She boarded the 'Samson' for the trip.
Cheryl on the Samson
Cheryl on the Samson
Saturday, August 5 - Drove the 5 miles south to the Premier RV Resort and will be here for 2 weeks. On pad 88, elevation 136 feet. The resort uses my software WebInACanRes to take online reservations. Every Saturday the resort hosts a Happy Hour with h'ordorves and conducts a raffle. Kip Strean plays his guitar and Olivia Hilt [park manager with her husband Mike] setup the h'ordorves and conduct the raffle.
Kip and Olivia
Kip and Olivia
Olivia calls out winning raffle winners.
Olivia calls out winning raffle winners.
Friday, August 4 - We had the world famous clam chowder at the Dory Cove for lunch then went to Siletz Bay and watched the crabbers hauling in their catch. Crabbers can only keep male crabs which are at least 5 3/4 inches wide. Click here to view Oregon's Dungeness Crab rules.
Cheryl and Larry at the Dory Cove
Cheryl and Larry at the Dory Cove
Dory Cove - Famous for their clam chowder.
Dory Cove - Famous for their clam chowder.
Brian casting the crab net.
Brian casting the crab net.
The catch - two keepers
The catch - two keepers
A panorama of Siletz Bay on a clear Sunny Day.
A panorama of Siletz Bay on a clear Sunny Day
Thursday, August 3 - Drove 50 miles west of Salem to the Devils Lake RV Park in Lincoln City. Will be here for two days. Elevation 52 feet. This park uses WebInACan for their web site. 

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