Saturday, July 23, 2016

Along the Oregon Coast - July 2016

One of the beautiful drives in America is along the Oregon Coast!  We had some great weather and were excited to be see the coast again -- this time driving south to north on Highway 101.
It was a little tricky at time going north because we had to cross the highway to pull into observation points along the way.  But the views were terrific!
We stopped near Bandon, OR for a couple of days and went over to Face Rock State Park and checked out the beach.

Later, we drove into Bandon for some lunch and sat outside.
We had our eye on the local museum for a few days and finally made time to visit.
Like many other community museums, we found this to be interesting and very well done.
I enjoyed the Boy Scout display.
Like many other towns in the 1930's - Bandon had a fire that took a large part of their downtown area.
And the controversy over the refurbished lighthouse that had its color changed after some researcher discovered the 'true color'.    The locals were upset!
Not surprising this area was known for fishing, and lumber and cranberries.
Later on, in the Bandon area, we went over to Bullards Beach State Park with access down to the beach.
After a few days we moved on and drove through some more scenic areas.
Summer time is the time for road repairs.
Another lookout and observation point.
And our site at Devil's Lake State Recreation Area near Lincoln City.  This was advertised as a 45 foot site.  But it was all we could do to shoe horn into this site.  And the parking was too tight.
There was no internet and no satellite TV. After a one night stay we moved back toward Newport Oregon at Pacific Shores.  We've never stayed at an all motorcoach resort.  It was worth every penny and we got to see the entire British Open with our DirecTV.  
And -- the beach was right there
The site was very nice

The views from the campground were hard to beat with Yaquina Point in the distance.
It was hard not to enjoy this place and our time along the Oregon Coast!

Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles!

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