Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Oregon

Monday we left Klamath, California driving north on Highway 101. We ran in and out of coastal fog and a couple time we drove right along the coast and the views were fantastic! We then headed inland to drive Highway 199 taking us through more Redwood forests. The trees started to change and lo and behold we were in Oregon

Highway 199 travels along the Smith River and it has some breathtaking sights.
As you can see from these two pictures the trees are different. But beautiful just the same.

We arrived at Timber Valley SKP Park in Sutherlin, Oregon around 1500. It didn't take long to set up and within an hour we saw jack rabbits and deer. The brochure says we can't feed the wildlife. :(
Jim and I went out to dinner and had a pretty good meal of Mexican food.
Tuesday I started my day early again so I decided to go for a walk and did a mile and a half. The resort is easy to walk with some inclines that aren't difficult to navigate. Got my heart pumping and that's good for an aerobic workout.

Yesterday we drove into Roseburg to get groceries and along the way we stopped at a fish viewing area. WOW!
This is the dam on the Umpqua River in Roseburg



this is the fish ladder. there are 5 jumps for the fish to navigate and the ladder takes them by the viewing windows.




They don't really hold still for pictures but you can see the fish in this shot. some of them would have made a mighty fine dinner!
Last night we had dinner with the Scott's and made plans for the upcoming 4th of July weekend. We also discussed the fact that it's time to start our trek back to Texas. So we'll be heading east soon.