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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Redwood National Park (CA) to Alfred A. Loeb State Park (OR)

Aloha Everyone,

Woke up at 6:30 am and by 7:30 am, I was out doing jumping jacks and yoga asanas. To conclude this morning's vigorous exercise routine, I practiced juggling. Today I hit for the second time, my all time high of 78 juggling without dropping. When I was trying to refocus and resume my juggling, a fellow RVer approached me and said, "I always wanted to learn to juggle, but my wife and I are leaving today. Hope we will run into each other again so you can show me." I told him that I am still a novice,  at a very early learning stage. I would be happy to share with him what I know. I also mentioned that my target is to do 100 without dropping a ball.  He said, "Well, you are close. You did 79 just now!" My count was 78 and that has been my highest so far. He countered, "No, it was 79. I was watching you and counting." You never know who is watching.  

About 10:00 am, J.J. and I left the comfort of Riverpark RV Resort behind and took Highway 99 West to 199. Today marks the 4 months anniversary since we began our RV life. The weather was balmy, clear and sunny. Route 199 also became Redwood Highway as we entered into Redwood National Park. We stopped by to pick up a brochure for the youngest  of our grand-nephews, who is 5 years. He is fascinated with Coast Redwoods that are tallest trees in the world. They grow in Northern California Coast and the southernmost coast of Oregon. From a size of tomato seed, they can grow to the height of 379 feet and live more than 2,000 years.

We re-entered Oregon through the town of Brookings looking for a good seafood restaurant. Driving on 101, we decided on a restaurant that had the most number of cars in the parking lot. We came around the second time and parked Honu about 1 1/2 block away. Beachcomber Cafe Restaurant was a charming place where towns people drop in and where travelers stop to get a home-style meal. J.J. and I both chose the combination lunch consisting of 2 pieces of cod, clam chowder soup, coleslaw and a generous portion of french fries. Jeanette (owner) and Tammy were hospitable and friendly. They wanted to tell us the places we should go. Jeanette also gave us a map and brochures. Apparently it was 90 plus degrees F two days ago. Today it was 58 degrees F at noon.

Some state parks in Oregon offer over night camping facilities. Our first choice of Harris Beach was full and we were directed to Albert A. Loeb State Park. The location is in the forest with Chetco River frontage. We have a full hook-up, there is a very clean flush toilet and shower facilities. Honu is under a canopy of tall trees and our backyard is forest with some clearing about 200 ft away.

Our pad in the Alfred A Loeb State Park with full hook-ups

Chetco River

Along the river bank

A squirrel the size of a small cat came by to see us.

View from our bedroom window

Aloha -- Cathi