Finally November 1st came and time to head south for our winter snowbird adventures in the US southwest. Plans are to spend most of our time exploring Southern California and Arizona. I think we waited a little too long to leave though as the weather has turned ugly, rain rain rain and fog and cold. Oh well at least we are heading toward the sun now. We took the Victoria to Port Angeles Coho Ferry and had an uneventful crossing into the States, Yay!
First stop on the way south is the Oregon Coast. Its a nice scenic drive along Hwy 101 and very low traffic this time of year. We had nice stops in Seaside and Newport for a few nights each. Unfortunately, I picked up a bad cold as a going away gift in BC so I didn’t get out too much but did have a nice walk with Anne and Angie on Canon Beach. We missed our big old Beagle Oscar a lot as it was his favourite place. RIP buddy 🙁
In Newport Anne and I spent an afternoon touring the historic old waterfront. Started with a great lunch at a local seafood eatery, OceanBleu@Gino’s ,we were very impressed with the quality. Anne had popcorn shrimp and me calamari, yum! While walking amongst the busy fishing piers we came across a pile of California Sea Lions. awrk awrk Awrk!!!
After a couple quick overnighter stays in Cresent City and Nice,California we find ourselves in the California hills south of San Jose, very rural and quiet. We are in a big Thousand Trails park with at least 500 campsites but maybe 100 are occupied. BUT! it is sunny! The last few days its been nice and warm. I’ve had a chance to wash the rig and big baby blue and now working on getting a good coat of wax on each.