Eugene - Florence, Oregon
Our drive south on Hwy 62 follows the Rogue River. It's a return of our drive up to Prospect, but those "other way" trips often give us brand new views. It is a nice wide road with passing lanes and turn-outs.
Hwy 227 however, is not. At least for the first 25 miles (half-way) we're on a very narrow road with no passing lanes and less than a handful of turn-outs. With several 20 mph turns, I'm grateful we have very few other vehicles. That one full logging truck is memorable :-)
The last 90 miles is on Interstate 5, a route we've both traveled individually, but is new in the motorhome.
We arrive at Armitage County Park in Eugene, Oregon, and set up in Space 1. It is every bit as beautiful as other bloggers have said. It's close proximity to town is a nice plus. With 50 amp FHUs, plenty of green space, a level asphalt site, and open sky for satellite, it's lovely. And it's nice to be back on the grid!
|Space 1, Armitage County Park|
|Nice privacy, very green.|
|Amber Ale and Espresso Stout at Oakhurst Brewery|
|Marge and Bill|
We're at Woahink Lake RV Resort south of town for 11 nights. Level gravel sites with large hedges between each of the pull-throughs. Picnic tables and enough room to set up the chairs and BBQ. FHUs with 50 amp and good water pressure. The park WiFi works great. However, we are in one of only three sites with a tree that blocks our satellite :-( They have adequate cable so we stay put. With direct access to the dunes next door for ATVs, many of our neighbors have toy-haulers. Except for some loud-talkers who move-in for two nights, the park is remarkably quiet.
Our original plan was to avoid the state parks over the holiday weekend, but a drive through Jesse M. Honeyman SP on Saturday morning causes us to change those plans. The day use parking area is less than half full so we get a pass and spend a few hours.
Bill fishes and Tessa and I take a nice walk through the forest and flowers. The VC is permanently closed and there's a real need for some TLC throughout the grounds, still it's a beautiful park.
|The park is full of wild Rhododendrons.|
|And millions of these little cuties.|
|Several trails meander the lakeside.|
|Ripples in the lake.|
|New pine growth adds more color to the forest floor.|
|Old growth trees line one side of the lake.|
|Bright ground cover.|
With beaches, lakes, a small town, and forests we're looking forward to lots of exploring!