|Friday, September 14 - At the
RV Park in
Myrtle Creek, OR for a couple nights. On pad 65. Elevation 666
feet. The park uses
to allow their guests to view their web site and to make online
reservations. I have stayed at this nice park a number of times
as I head north or south. As I was pulling in Marvin was cleaning
the lamps. Marvin is the work camper maintenance guy. He keeps the
park looking great.
|Marvin makes the Lights Shine
|Monday, September 10 - Remote Power Switches - A remote
power switch is used to turn off/on the electricity to the new power
supply transformer. The other one to turn off/on the power to the
printer. Bought them in a 3 pack at the
Fred Meyer in Springfield. Now power is removed when the motor
coach is on the road - the inverter is no longer sending electricity
to the units - perhaps inverter power fluctuations caused the power
supply transformer to fail.
|Remote Power Switchess
One powers the printer.
The other powers the desktop computer.
|Friday, September 7 - After moving to pad 210 at
Premier RV Resort the HP IQ804 desktop computer would not start.
I took it to Randy McMillan at
Simplified Computing in Eugene. After some analysis he discovered
that the power supply transformer was failing. He ordered a new
one for me. In the interim he found one at the
Goodwill Computer Store that will do the job until the new one
arrives on Wednesday. Thanks Randy - a true processional. His phone
number is 541-896-1349. Cost $200. The update to this page was made
using the revived computer on Tuesday, September 11th.
|Randy puts the computer in the
|With the new power supply.
|Randy's Business Card
|Friday, September 7 - Moved to pad 210. Will be here
till Friday the 14th. The former pad 129 was reserved for a University
of Oregon Duck fan who made the reservation some time ago. Pad 210
is nice, a nose-in to the pond. This photo was taken from across
|Thursday, September 6 - Lisa and David Hill [Premier
RV Resort managers] and I celebrated granddaughter Ashley's
12th birthday at the
Cafe 440 in
Eugene. Lisa blew out the candle for Ashley. Happy birthday Ashley.
We had a nice dinner and celebration. Ashley sent this birthday
girl photo of her hugging Louie.
|Thursday, September 6 - Today I bought new windshield
wiper blades at Costco for the Equinox. Neighbor Ron put them on
for me. He did charge me $2 million for the effort. He and wife
Teri just completed a two month trip to Alaska. They are in the
area having some work done on their coach. They both recently retired
- Ron was an FBI agent. Thanks Ron for installing the wipers - but
for $2 million - a little pricey.
|Ron and Teri with their $2 Million
|Tuesday, September 4 - The Smiths were driving through
Eugene and stopped for a quick visit. Larry Smith and his son Kevin
and his wife Aprildawn are on their way to Kennewick, WA. We had
a nice lunch at the
Coburg Crossing Cafe. Larry is my neighbor in the desert at
Rancho Casa Blanca.
Kevin and Aprildawn live full time in their motor coach. They spend
time in the desert as well. Kevin distributes swimming pools throughout
the western states. Aprildawn sent the photo of me with her - thanks
|Larry Smith, Aprildawn and Kevin
|Aprildawn and Larry - Patriot
in the Background
|Kevin and Aprildawn's home.
|Monday, September 3, Labor Day - Tonight was Bingo Night
Premier RV Resort. Each card costs 25 cents. Work campers Jim
and Dale run the bingo. Some of the winners are shown below. Paul
and Fred were early winners.
|Jim Calls the Numbers
|Work Campers Jim and Dale Run
|Monica and Paul - Paul is a first
|Faye and Fred - Fred was a Winner.
|Saturday, September 1 - My college alma mater
Bowling Green State University [BGSU]
Falcons Football Team visited the
University of Oregon [UofO Ducks] in Eugene. The first game
of the season was played in
Autzen Stadium. BGSU scored first but in the end the Ducks won
58 to 24. Before the game the BGSU alumni association held a rally
in the parking lot. There were about 100 alums in attendance.
Some photos are shown below. Danielle Parker graduated in 2016
and is Alumni Assistant Director of Development. Click
here to view more info about Danielle. Sandy is the wife of
BGSU's new president Rodney Rogers. Click
here to view an article about him. His biography photo is shown
below. He was at the game. Phil Villapiano is a famous alum. He
played professional football for many years. Click
here to view a Wikipedia article about him. The BGSU cheer leaders
put on a high flying act and mascot
Freddie Falcon cheers them on. The stadium was packed with 54,000
Green and Yellow revelers - who cheered loudly and often for their
|Cheer Leaders Standing Tall
|Brown and Orange in a sea of Green
and Yellow - The BGSU Section.
|BGSU 10 - Ducks 0 - but it did
not last long. Final was 24 to 58.
Autzen Stadium - a Full House of 54,000 Green and Yellow Revelers
|Thursday, August 30 - The
United States Golf Association [USGA] Senior Amateur 18 hole
finals were held at
CC this morning. Jeff Wilson beat defending champ Sean Knapp
two up with one hole to play. Players from all over the world were
in competition. There was a nice crowd following the players. And
there were lots of USGA Volunteers. Large photos of Jeff Wilson
and Sean Knapp found on the web.
|Jeff Wilson Hoists the Trophy.
|Sean Knapp Tees off on the 17th
|Sean Knapp shakes hands with winner
|Jeff Wilson birdies the 10th hole
to square the match.
|Sean Knapp putts for birdie on
10th hole but lips out.
|Nice crowd around the 9th green.
|Young Lady Volunteers
|Wednesday, August 29 - At the
Premier RV Resort in Eugene Oregon for a week or two in site
129. Elevation 370 feet. I stayed at this nice resort in May. Danny
took the photo - thanks Danny. Now headed south and will be in Indio
on November 1st.
|Monday, August 27 - Neighbors Debbie and Trice organized
a pot luck dinner and they invited me. We had pulled pork sandwiches
with baked beans. It was an impromptu get together. In the photo
from left to right, Jim, Laura, Debbie, Fred, Elsa, Cheryl, Bob,
Jim and Trice. Fun was had by all.
|Saturday and Sunday, August 25 and 26 - Breakfast is
served in the park on the weekends. Work campers Audrey and Michael
are the chefs. There was a nice crowd receiving a $5 breakfast.
|Audrey serves the guests.
|Audrey hands a plate to the guest.
|Michael is scrambling eggs.
|The guests find a table in the
|Friday, August 24 - The park has Taco's on Friday. Work
campers Audrey and Michael create the tacos. Audrey's four year
old son Alec is a helper - sort of. The taco was good. The atmosphere
|Alec, Audrey and Michael
|Thursday, August 23 - Bill Seidman, Rick Grbavac and
I had a fun filled round of golf at the
OGA Golf Course
Woodburn. It is the home course of the
Oregon Golf Association.
It was a smoky day. This has become an annual event. Bill and Rick
are the proprietors of
- a company I contracted with for almost 20 years. The shortest
hole on the course is the 17th. Three of the players in the group
in front of us managed to put their ball in the front right bunker
- ouch. Almost enough club. After golf we had lunch in
|Rick, Larry and Bill
|Three Balls in the 17th Hole Bunker
|Wednesday, August 22 - Lisa Hadley and I had a nice long
meeting this morning. Lisa is COO of
RV Resorts. We discussed their use of
and its future implications. Then we had a short meeting with Michelle
Talay who is the manager of the Salem resort. Both lovely ladies.
|Lisa and Larry
|Lisa and Michelle
|Monday, August 20 - At the
Premier RV Resort Salem for nine days. In supersite 131, elevation
142 feet. I have stayed at this great RV resort many times before.
The resort uses my software,
to take reservations for their guests. The drive of 161 miles from
Ocean Park, WA is one of the summer's longest. Travel south has
now started and will end November 1st in Indio.
Salem is the capital of Oregon. It is the third largest city
in Oregon, just behind Portland and Eugene. The resort is actually
in West Salem, about 5 miles west of downtown Salem on Oregon Highway
Stage 9 Stage 11