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
A Typical Collection of Early Tools
|The Museum is Housed in this Building - In Old Town 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
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.
|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
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
|Cheryl with volunteer Sue
|One of many underwater displays.
|A Puffin In the Aviary
|Jeff Creating a Bowl in the 2300
|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.
|Family of Builders - 10th Year
|Castle on the Mount
|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
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
|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
for the trip.
|Cheryl on the Samson
|Saturday, August 5 - Drove the 5 miles south
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
|Olivia calls out winning raffle
|Friday, August 4 - We had the world famous
clam chowder at the
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
here to view Oregon's Dungeness Crab rules.
|Cheryl and Larry at the Dory Cove
|Dory Cove - Famous for their clam
|Brian casting the crab net.
|The catch - two keepers
|A panorama of Siletz Bay on a
clear Sunny Day.