The visit to the dealer in Grass Valley CA was brief & allows a visit to Honey’s son & family. Pictured above, Dave & oldest daughter Brooke still sport red faces after their run.
Heights appear to change when standing on a level platform, and you’d swear water & golf balls are rolling uphill. Using a level confirms that the objects are indeed going downhill, but when you put one end of a plank on a window sill with the other end on the ground and drop water onto it & watch it come back to you, it is a weird phenomenon to witness.
Our next stop is the Cummins maintenance facility in Coburg, just north of Eugene. Here we meet a charmer named Harley, a cat that loves to play. He has more toys than most kids & delights in sneaking around the back of the chair you are sitting in & tapping you with his foot so you will throw one of his toys. His “parents” are pretty cool people as well & are what is known as “full-timers,” meaning they live only in their coach. We all agree that staying in a stationery house can be pretty boring as compared to all the unique people we meet & places seen on almost a daily basis.
In Coburg, we top off our fuel; 106 gallons (we have a 150 gallon tank) & with the cash discount costs $520. Prices have since gone up. I guess this is the price of freedom.
The Manske family with Grandson Jake
We’ve met more people than we can possibly mention. All are fiercely independent & free thinking. These are people who know the meaning of action & go forth. These are people who can make decisions. These types of people are our heroes!
We leave Camp Monaco & arrive at Newport OR, roughly half way between Florence & Lincoln. Here it is sunny, windy & about 51 degrees outside. We enjoyed the same cool temperatures throughout our stay in Harrisburg, but had rain & clouds without the wind. We re-visited the puffins & other friends at the Oregon Coast Aquarium (http://www.aquarium.org/).
Puffins at The Oregon Acquarium
Historic Bridge, Newport Oregon
Wish we had more time for the coast. We love the historic bridges & lighthouses. Having spent so much time in Camp Monaco, we must move on. Tomorrow, Father’s Day, we move to Grand Ronde, then up to McMinnville, and this time next week will be in Anacortes WA. Hop in your rig & join us. It would be great to get a caravan going!