September 1-8, 2017
Ok, now onto the Oregon Coast! With is being Labor Day weekend we had to find a spot to spend the weekend because all campgrounds were booked up. We headed to Lincoln City to hang out at Chinook Winds Casino Resort, as we pulled into the car park, it was jam packed with RVers and we literally got the last spot! The casino is located right on the coast line and backs up to the beach, which was perfect. There was also a golf resort about a mile away with a gym and more importantly showers! We spent about 4 nights, which greatly benefited the casino but we made up for it by taking advantage of the free gym, yoga classes and saunas! I promise we don’t have a gambling problem :P
After our stint at the casino we continued south along the coast - this scenic drive was jaw droppingly out of this world. We stopped at the Oregon sand dunes and found a nice wee spot to camp for a few nights. As we went out exploring, the fog was so thick and although we could hear the ocean waves, we couldn’t see at all. That didn’t stop us finding some fun dunes to play on. In the morning a Park Ranger came and moved us on, apparently we weren’t allowed to camp there - ooops! Sadly, the fires in Oregon had gotten pretty bad and a lot of the places we were really looking forward to visiting were badly affected, including Crater Lake. The air pollution and visibility was getting worse the further south we travelled, much to our disappointment we decided to push on. Oregon was so beautiful and I can’t wait to go back and see all the wonderful places we missed. Next stop Las Vegas - just kidding!!!