Rv repairs and being out of our home…

It has been 3 months since we last saw our 5th wheel. Those 3 months were full of a lot of stress, but they were also brimming with a lot of wonderful memories made possible because of the generosity of my sister opening up their posh cabin to us for 6 weeks, and also due […]

South Beach State Park beach

Tuesday night, Vaughn and I went out to dinner – he had clam chowder in a bread bowl, and some exquisite grilled oysters, I had prawns. We couldn’t be on the coast and not go out for seafood even though we had been eating crabs and clams quite often. Then we did a little grocery […]

Our new fun! Sandboarding on the Oregon coast!


Hannah had two areas of concern when we announced our idea to travel for the winter; one was missing her friends, and the other was not being there for skiing season. Hannah has resigned herself to emailing her friends and sending them postcards occasionally (plus she will get to visit every 6 wks. when she […]

Exploring Tide Pools on the Oregon Coast…


Monday afternoon (the 19th), we all drove south to Seal Rock state park to check out the tide pools. Since this trip was the first time that most of us had ever seen the ocean, we were pretty excited to check them out this initial time. The places along the ocean that we have visited […]

Clamming in Newport, Oregon


On Thursday, we backtracked up to Tillamook with the camper and had new tires put on it at Les Schwab – $486 – I love that Oregon is one of the few other states (like MT) that does Not have sales tax. The tires that were on the camper were the ones that were on […]

Happy Birthday Jake (& the Tillamook Air Museum)

Happy 12th Birthday Jacob!   None of us slept very well with all the noise from the storm, so we didn’t get a very early start on Wednesday! After a late breakfast, we went to the Tillamook Air Museum. They had a short movie about the history of the hanger, and how the air museum came […]

Yum! The Tillamook Cheese Factory (& Cape Meares)

Tuesday was a rainy and dreary day. It seems so different here in Oregon than in Montana – if the sky looked so gray at home, you could just about guarantee a torrential downpour within 15 minutes. Here, I cannot read the weather, and am never quite sure how to dress the little kids! One […]

Cape Lookout State Park, Oregon

Monday afternoon we drove through Tillamook and out to the coast to the Cape Lookout State Park. We couldn’t believe how many other campers there were – we got one of the last full hookup sites ($14/night). It was a nice campground – about half of it was wide open spots; we THOUGHT that we […]

crabbing off the Seaside bridge in Oregon

Thursday night, after going to Fort Clatsop, we decided to drive into Astoria to see if we could find a fish market. On the way to Astoria, we stopped inWarrenton to check out the Maverick. We don’t watch a lot of t.v., but when we visit Grampa & Gramma T., the kids really like to […]

Fort Stevens State Park on the Oregon coast…

When we left our friends’ homes in Washington on Wednesday, we drove on state highway 6 from Chehalis out to the coast and took I-5 down the coast. Hwy.6 is a narrow 2 lane road which lots of logging trucks use. It also has many narrow bridges; for the record, our trailer and a loaded […]