Well, I finally made it to my new home at the Camp Blanco RV Park in Port Orford Oregon – at least for the next 6 months.
The trip was about 1400 miles over 4 days and I traveled up I5 most of the way to avoid narrow, winding roads. I’d originally planned to spend April near Redding California but I found out there’s a festival (Kool April Nites) at the end of the month and I’d waited too long to try to book anything – and I’m too cheap to pay weekly rates. Luckily I was able to add on another month here.
My RV needed maintenance and a few things fixed, including the water pump, before I could leave Tucson but as soon as it was done, Teddy and I were on the road.
My first night was spent boondocking outside of Joshua Tree National Park. I just happened to see all the other RVs as I was driving by on the highway. I arrived pretty late but still managed to find a spot. Just make sure you have 4-wheel drive since there’s some deep sand in places.
The second night I found Dos Reis State Park in Lathrop, California. I got the LAST available spot and I’d completely forgotten that Sunday was Easter so most of the parks were full. It’s a small, quiet park and Teddy wasted no time jumping into the river a few times after running around in circles at full speed like the crazy dog he is.
My third night, I stayed in Weed, California at the Friendly RV Park. The owners are nice but the park is a little noisy as it’s right off Interstate 5. Teddy and I took a walk to the water tower for a nice view of Mt. Shasta.
It’ll be a few days before I’m ready to really explore hiking areas but here’s a few pictures from right up the road.
Here’s Teddy looking at the ocean – I can almost hear him thinking, “Holy CRAP, that’s a big lake.”