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Into Oregon, just barely. Then Sisters.

Posted 05-02-2010 at 01:58 PM by BillB44

Enjoyed a laid back, no rush breakfast then unhooked hookups and headed north out of Sparks under blue skies and 65 degrees. Steered towards Susanville but it turned out entirely too soon to stop at so we continued on thru Alturas towards Lakeview, Oregon.

With the almost magical help of our iPhone and RV Park Reviews.com, we found a better destination as we motored. A cool sounding State Park in Southern Oregon on a sprawling lake called Goose Lake. We set the Nuvi accordingly.

About 230 miles later we crossed over the Oregon border and turned left immediately onto the park access road. (So immediate, it was actually before reaching the “Welcome to Oregon” sign.)

A mile further came the park. Green, well maintained, wide spots and virtually vacant except for two very friendly hosts and a couple of other campers. This is the ideal kind site for us: not in town or commercial; remote and in the arms of nature. YET replete with some amenities like electrical and water hook-ups. The best of both worlds.

We chose one of several great sites available and settled in; enjoying a long chat with Anita, one of the C.G. hosts who’s a full-timer in her 1999 31’ Airstream. So we had a lot of ‘Stream notes to compare.

Then, we walked down to the huge lake bed which—truth be told—is largely a mud flat this time of year, depending on the whims of the weather. Still, it’s a vast open expanse and a favorite layover spot for migrating birds of all feathers.

After our walk we ambled back to the camp site, got a nice fire going as the darkness and cold air moved in and the migratory bird sounds amped up. This being our final camping night, we splurged and had a red meat meal---steak, very rare for us—well, medium rare.

After eating, we watched the moon climb up over the ‘Spud between long gazes into the crackling coals, as a symphony of strange sounds drifted up from the wetlands.

The morning temperature was 30 but nothing froze. We made another delish Coleman breakfast, said goodbye to Anita, emptied tanks at the wide open dump station and headed onward towards Sisters, Oregon under graying skies.

Next week will be spent with the ‘Spud parked in our son’s driveway as we baby sit the grandkids so he and the missus can have an anniversary escape to Yosemite then Napa. A win-win for everyone.
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    Tumalo State Park

    If you are still in Sisters the Oregon unit WBCCI is having a rally May 14-16. Come over and say Hi. Teresa
    Posted 05-04-2010 at 03:29 PM by Blue Pearl Blue Pearl is offline

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