Floating on the edge of the river as the sun goes down…

I was just reflecting on how far we have come and how little we have actually travelled. Due to a number of unfortunate circumstances we have been “stuck” somewhere we didn’t intend to be, several times over the last few months. Each time we have found ourselves making new friends, exploring (and finding) cool places…

Back to Fort Stevens

Since the mechanic was in Astoria, we decided to move back to Fort Stevens on Sunday. Monday morning, Shahin took the car to get fixed and get some work done. I stayed behind and puttered around the coach. Shahin called and said they fixed the clutch, but had discovered that the wheel bearings were shot….

Disappointment at Cape Disappointment

The drive to Cape Disappointment was just a short one over an incredible bridge across the Columbia River into Washington state. We wondered at the name of the park that was our destination, but when we arrived, we were happy to find an available site right next to a lake. However, when unhitching the car,…

Fort Stevens

We had gotten a call from our friends Lucas and Linda that Fort Stevens had some vacant sites, so Shahin immediately got online and reserved three nights there. The drive from Portland was gorgeous, through high rain forest, lush and green. We pulled in late in the afternoon and immediately fired up the grill for…

On to Portland

We finally decided to head to Portland towing our 2004 Honda Element. A little way down the road, we saw a sign that said Ainsworth State Park. We have been impressed by what we’ve seen of Oregon’s State Parks so we decided to go take a look. We didn’t end up in the Park, but…

A Few More Days in Hood River

We weren’t sure exactly where we wanted to go once the Hood River Bluebird Wanderlodge Rally was over. We knew we wanted to stop and visit My Uncle and Aunt, head to Portland to visit my cousin and then to Victoria to visit Shahin’s cousin. So we moved just a little bit down the road…

Hood River Wanderlodge Rally

The past week we have been camped out at the Hood River County Fairgrounds with  the owners of 18 other Bluebird Wanderlodges. I have to admit, at first, I was skeptical. I thought, worst case scenario, I would just stay in the coach and read a book. Shahin really wanted to come, but I thought it would be…