Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sunday Drive

Bob wants to take the Jeep and go out exploring, so I suggest we take the coastal route to Coos Bay to see if the road is suitable for travel with Popeye.

It's about 75 miles to Coos Bay once we turn onto Hwy 42, shortly past Mrytle Creek, and the drive is slow, but certainly Popeye approved.

We stop at the Casino in Coos Bay to use the facilities, and want to drive out to Charleston, the nicest and prettiest part of the Coos Bay area.

Now in Charleston, we stop for some clam chowder and enjoy the fog. It is supposed to warm up today, so we are delighted to be out in the cool fog of the sea shore.

Next we check out the Bastendoff County Campground, then drive over to Shore Acres and Cape Arago State Parks, take some pictures and enjoy the views of the fog.


Time to head back, we drive back through Coos Bay and  over the historic bridge at Reedsport, take a few pictures of the bridge, then head east on Hwy. 38 past the Dean Creek Elk Viewing area, and enjoy the Oregon Scenic Byway drive back. Highway 38 turns into Highway 138 follows the scenic Umpqua River and is a nice drive home.

It's been a very long drive of over 240 miles with temperatures of 61 degrees in Reedsport to 93 degrees back on I-5 - whew!

Tomorrow will be laundry day - not much to write about.


Piano Paul said...

Have thought of you guys all season and where you are?? So thrilled to touch base, check the blog, read it. Looking fwd to Sept, Oct posts!! Wish we were with you. Rialta is doing great and have done 3 trips recently, one tire blowout at 75 mph in 108 deg. heat but lots of fun. Had to scrap Yellowstone Park plans..much more to tell via phone or email. HUGS, Paul and Wil

Ashley said...

Hello Bob and Honey! Thank you for giving me your card when you stopped by We Olive in SLO-town, I have thoroughly enjoyed reading through your posts. Good luck on your epic journies and adventures, and I look forward to reading more.