Saturday, July 21, 2018

Gig Harbor Washington

We've moved to Gig Harbor RV Park. This is a very nice park with big pine trees. I'm surprised that our satellite works here. We're only getting 2 of the 3 satellites, and we're not getting the local channels so I hooked up to the park cable to get those. 
There's a shuttle bus that runs into town and the surrounding area for a dollar a day. We love that and use it all the time.
Our site is nice and long on a terrace.
    This is a nice little harbor on the Puget Sound at the south end.

We had lunch at Tides Tavern on the dock. This is the first place we have both said it would be a nice place to live. But we'd have to hit the lotto to afford it. I would take any of these houses.  
The ferry in Bremerton that goes over to Seattle.
We took a self guided tour of the destroyer, USS Turner Joy 
DD-951. It's right next to the Navel Station in Bremerton, WA. It was in service from 1958 to 1982. It fired the last shot in Vietnam. 
Peggy on the forward deck.
One of 3 guns on the ship.
 It had a crew of 275-300 (17 Officers, 260 enlisted). 
It was named after Admiral Charles Turner Joy, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. 
A view from the deck of the harbor.

BGE Picture of the Blog.
Two new BGE's on their way to new homes.

Live Happy and Always Go Big.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Lewis & Clark

We're in Astoria, Oregon at Lewis & Clark RV and Golf Park.
We've stayed here before. It's a nice park with a golf course. We're in a back-in site. Peggy backed us in when we got here!
This is our view of the golf course from our site.
This town is on the Columbia River. It's one of the most treacherous rivers to navigate, coming in from the ocean. So they have a Pilot guide them in. He knows the way in and around what they call the "Bar". We saw it pick up one of the pilots from a ship.
Here's a list of people lost on the "Bar". I notice one of them was Captain Ed Quinn lost in 1973. No relation.
   Lots of ocean going ships in the river.
They even have cruise ships come in here.
The river walk is kinda cool.
The river walk has two breweries on it. The Buoy Beer Company and Astoria Brewing Company. 
We had a local dish at Buoy. Tasteless cheese curds. I didn't care for them but the beer was good.
The Big Bridge over the Columbia River to Washington.
Logging is still big here, we see a lot of logging trucks.
Got this picture from Lee Ann, The Grizwald family vacation. In Deadwood, SD. Looks like they had a good time.

BGE Picture of the Blog.
Dennis and I getting ready to cook some Tuna on the BGE.

Live Happy and Always Go Big.

Monday, July 9, 2018

More New Friends

We are still in Port of Newport RV Park. We met some new friends here in the park. Dennis and Linda, who are parked right next to us.
They are good "Bar people". The inverter has burned up on their motor home so they have to run 15 amp power cords thru their windows to power up things like their TV and other important things. I thought after a couple of beers we could rip that bad one out and have a new one shipped here and have it fixed in a day or two. Dennis is going to take it to a dealer to get it fixed, but not until next week. There's always something to fix on these RV's.
Like Jim, who has a bad tire to fix before he can go home. Those dam fire pits can just jump out and get you sometimes.
 Dennis and I went down to the dock and got some fresh Albacore Tuna right of the boat. The fish were swimming the day before; that is how fresh it is.
We watched him clean the 15 ponder we split. 
 Wrapped in Bacon and grilled on the BGE. OMG that was good.

It's Halibut season here so the boat launch was real busy. Here are two 50 pounders hanging up. 
The season is a little weird. It's only open for 6 weekends and can close at anytime on that weekend and is never open on Sunday.
Here's the Oregon DNA checking some of the boats as they came in. See the fish measuring stick.
We had a beautiful sunset on the 4th of July.
  We went to a bicycle shop and you could get a Beer while you picked out a new bike. Craft beer is very popular here.
 We now know what to do if the tsunami alarm goes off.

BGE Picture of the Blog.
Egg on the Move!
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Live Happy and Always Go Big.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Newport, OR

We've moved to a nice RV park in Newport, Oregon. Just a 117 mile trip up the Oregon Coast Hwy. But it is one of the most beautiful drives you can make. We're in the Port of Newport Marina & RV Park. We have a nice site right by the marina. We got the golf cart out and can use it here. The Rogue Brewery is in walking distance of the park.
This is a picture from our site.
The Oregon Coast Hwy isn't very wide in most spots. We had to go through a tunnel by the Sea Lions Cave. Our GPS was going crazy at the height of the tunnel. It said it was only 11' 6" feet high, but that was on the close side, it was 14' 6" in the middle. So, no big deal, but I was glad not to meet another big truck or RV coming from the other way.
We are 13' 4" tall.
The Highway is a little scary sometimes. . . Mountain on the right, Ocean on the left! 
   Peggy at the Rogue Brewery entrance. 
Peggy in the Rogue Brewery.
Peggy at the Rogue Brewery with a Honey Kolsch beer.
One of the fish cleaning stations here in the park. I think those are Halibut. The tuna are going to start running soon. I'd like to grill some tuna.

We took the golf cart down to watch the boat ramp. It's always fun to watch people launch boats.
  Crabbing is big here too. They put a chicken leg in the trap to attract the crabs.
We're in a Tsunami Hazard Zone.
This is painted on the roads.

BGE Picture of The Blog.
A Yooper with his dog and BGE table.

Live Happy and Always Go Big.