Well, we finally made it to Oregon and how beautiful it is! We saw many bikers along the Intersate as they rode along with us most of the day. Gil would have enjoyed riding with them.
As co-pilot, I have my own space....my desk has maps, magifying glass, travel journal for notes and a pen. I am keeping up with elevations as we cross the largest mountains in each state, the mileage of how far we go each day, the cost of gas as we go from state to state, and our expenses. Interesting fact in Oregon, you can't fill your own gas tank....rather nice to have help.
We saw some lovely views of Mt. Shasta in No. California as we left the state this morning, but the clouds never parted enough to get a nice picture. We decided to stop early today so we might take a side-trip to the Pacific coast in Oregon. Our campsite on a river tonight is really nice with full hookups. We set up the RV about 3:00 and took the car for the side-trip to the coast. It was 81 miles to the town of Coos Bay and we enjoyed the drive as well as seeing the boats docked there. On our way out of town we stopped at the Fred Meyer Store (very nice!) to get some groceries and to have supper at the deli there. We also stopped at a covered bridge on the way back to the RV. It is no longer used for vehicles, but can be walked across. It was very close to a local winery, but the tasting hours were over. Tomorrow we will continue north on I-5 to Portland and then east on I-84 to The Dalles to visit 5 days with my cousin, Barbara. Okay, Barb, we really are close now. We plan to meet you at your church for the evening service then follow you up the mountain to your house.