Saturday, July 13, 2019

Stop #8. One of the best.

We've moved to Crown Villa RV Resort in Bend, OR. This is what some people call a "High Roller" RV Park. The sites are huge, back-ins with paver bricks, double wide. We like this park and have been here before. 
Bend is a nice, growing town with lots of thing to do and see.
Our site. The only thing I don't like is my satellite doesn't work here. They have these huge pine trees that block the satellites. I did give it the "One Beer Search". After we get plugged in and the water hooked up and the slides are out, I turn the Satellite Dish on and get a Beer. After the Beer is gone if the Dish didn't find any satellites, you turn it OFF. That's the "One Beer Search".
 Bend has 28 micro Brewers, We're going to try to hit them all.(;-) So far we've got two down. We're trying to find the one with the best pretzel. This is the pretzel at the Good Life Brewery. It was pretty good. But so far the pretzel at Immersion Brewery is in the lead for the best.
The pretzel at Immersion Brewery was so good we didn't get a good picture until it was gone.
At Good Life Brewery and Distillery
 they make some good Gin too.
Oh, before we left Newport an airplane crash landed on the beach not far from our park. Luckily no one was badly injured.
I think I finally fixed our pantry door from coming open when we travel. This should stop that for good. It was a one hammer job.🔨
  Katie loves this park.
She got a new toy at PetSmart, Flat Squirrel. She loves toys.

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36 pound of Pork Butts. Good job stacking those Butts, Joe.

Live Happy and Always Go Big.  


Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Having fun on the coast

We're still in Newport, OR. On Monday Dennis and Linda rolled in on the site right across from us. We met them here last year.
We're on site 49; the best site in the park. 
We've had one day of rain, otherwise, the weather has been pretty good for being on the coast.
The park had a customer appreciation day with a free weenie roast. A nearby animal sanctuary brought in some exotic pets. 
There was a 9 month old baby kangaroo. . .
   And this huge desert tortoise. . .
And a smaller one hiding in the dust pan. 
We're right next to the Rogue Brewery. Here they are smoking some Barley in this old smoker outside of their barrel works.
It was Hawaiian day at the Rogue Tap-house on the water front. If you have your Hawaiian shirt on it's only $3 pints. Now that's a good deal. Peggy, Dennis, Linda and I at the bar. Dennis lent me one of has Hawaiian shirts. After we went to Szabo's Steakhouse and got the Rib Eye special $12.95 for a delicious 14 oz steak.

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Bill cooking some Halibut on his Mini-Max Egg in Valdez, Alaska. Looking good, Bill.

Live Happy and Always Go Big.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Stop #6 and 7

We stayed for 6 days in Winchester Bay, OR. The funny thing is, I was just going to get my chair out and watch our new neighbors set up when the park host came over and asked me when we were going to leave. I said tomorrow, he said no, you're not on this site tonight! The people next to us have friends coming for our site. So I looked at our park check-in paper and he was right! So, holy crap, we needed to pack up fast and get off this site. Check out was at 11:00, it was now 12:30. That was the fastest pack up we've ever had to do. But now we know we can do it in an emergency.
It was a real nice site! But we had to go.
I rode my bike up to the Winchester Bay lighthouse. I rode 10 miles that day and had real bad monkey butt.
View from the Lighthouse.
We had a nice lunch next to this great brewery. The beer was good.
Defeat Brewery. Nice small brewer.
Next to the Brewery was the Rusted Star Wood-fired Pizza place. Peggy had a Chicken Caesar Salad and I had a wood-fired Pizza. Both were good. Most people order pizza here and take it to the brewery.
In the park it was a Bostonfest! There were 5 of them.
So after they kicked us out of Winchester Bay RV Park, we moved 75 miles to stop #7, Newport RV Park, in Newport, OR. We like this little town. It has a lot of good places to eat and drink. The first place we always go to is the world famous Barge Inn, down on the old water front. They have the best Bar Burgers. 
No Uber available here, but we can take a cab from the park to the bar for only $8! There's no parking for the Big Truck on the water front.

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     Bacon, Pineapple wrapped Shrimp with BBQ sauce on them. On the BGE skewers Heidi gave me. 

Live Happy and Always Go Big.


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Stop #5 Blue Heron RV Park

We've been at the Blue Heron RV Park in Hornbrook, CA. It's a really nice park on the Klamath River. We had NO cell phone or internet service for 7 days. That's the first time we've had that happen. It wasn't fun being out of touch with the world. 
But our Dish network TV worked, Thank God.
The river, right in front of us.
Katie and Peggy enjoying the nice river view. The first day in the site we saw wild horses on the other side of the river (did not get a picture). Lots of birds, Blue Herons, Geese, Ducks and Osprey.
 We even had a bat in our umbrella one morning.
 Lots of people in drift boats and tubing on the river. The weather was great, sunny and in the 90's, We love that. 
 The Blue Heron. He was the best fisherman on the river. He caught the most fish. The Osprey only caught one that we saw.
Katie loves her chair.
Flag Day in the park.
On the way, we got this picture for all our SNOW Lovers. 
Mount Shasta!
On the way to Winchester Bay, we saw a controlled burn on the side of the road. We're in Winchester Bay RV Park, in Oregon, for a week. It's good to be back in the civilized world with Cell service and Internet!

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Terry with a pork butt! Looks great.  

Live Happy and Always Go Big.   

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Stop #4 Likely, CA.

After a 28 day stay in Sparks, NV we've moved 185 miles to Likely Place Golf and RV Park in Likely, CA. It's a nice park with an 18 hole golf course. The sites are nice and big with grass. 
Likely is a very small town of only 99 people. The park has two pavilions that 6 RV's can park around. So it works good for a group a friends. 
This is the first stop that we've had grass on our site. Katie kind of likes that.
 We are up in the mountains at 4700 feet. We can see SNOW not far away. It's has been a little cold at night, down to 35.
  Peggy, Katie and I went on the nice nature walk trail they have here in the park.
We found some geese in one of the mountain lakes on the trail.
Golf course on the other side of the pond. 
Notice the snow on the mountain.
  Beautiful mountain flowers on the trail.
 We had breakfast at the golf club on the deck over looking the course.
  Katie loves her bed in the warm mountain sun.
There is a big group at one of the pavilions and they have 6 Golden retrievers and Katie is having a blast playing with them.
  She is having a great time.
Running after a ball!
We saw this old ranch truck and noticed the chains. Just in case you need to go to town on the other side of the mountain.

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Chicken kabob's!

Live Happy and Always Go Big.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Got that done

We're still in Sparks, NV. We had Katie spayed here. 
She didn't like that.
Here she is for the pre-surgery check up. 
Pyramid Veterinarian Hospital did a fabulous job.
Here she is with the new fangled cone on so she can't get to the sutures.
Here she is passed out after surgery.
She was pretty happy to see us when we picked her up. 
We've been here for about 3 weeks. The weather was good when we first got here but soon after that it took a bad turn. It's been cold and rainy almost every day. Today is the first day that we've been able to sit outside and it could rain again later today!
Of course, all the locals say this weather is soooo unusual.
After we dropped Katie off at the vet, we went to BJ's Bar-B-Que for Bloody Marys and some good breakfast.
In between rain storms I made some Chicken Pot Pies on the BGE. They turned out pretty good.

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Bacon, Chicken, Ranch Pizza!

Live Happy and Always Go Big.