Saturday, June 14, 2008

Whalers Rest Resort, South Beach, Oregon

On Thursday morning it was early rising only because we had become accustom to it while having work done at Camp Monaco. We wanted to stay out of the way while those still needing repairs were taken into the shops.

At about 8:15 am Russ pulled up to the dump and did the necessary actions there while I went to the lounge to turn in our evaluation of the service provided to us and to also bid farewell to those we had met while here at the camp.

We drove north on I-5 to Halsey, Oregon, exit 216 where we decided to fill up with diesel ($4.83 per gallon) and have breakfast as we needed to kill some time. Once breakfast was over we headed more on I-5 to Hwy 34 and headed west on it. Hwy 34 connected with Hwy 20 and we followed it all the way to Newport, Oregon. The road for the most part was very good but there were areas where it was winding and narrow. Russ did very well and we made it to Whalers Rest Resort, a Thousand Trails/NACO park about 12:10 pm and were able to get a pull-thru spot thanks to Jim and Nancy Leivas. We are in space 91 and can get out satellite tv with no problem. We are using the Wilson Antenna for telephone and computer and that is okay.

Today Nancy and I went into Newport to Wal-Mart and on the way back we stopped at the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse and bridge. It is beautiful here but still really cold and windy. The temperatures have been in the 60s but the wind makes it feel a lot colder. Hopefully along the way we will find some heat but we have heard when it gets hot it is HOT.

The park is having a fishing derby here this weekend and it is like a scavenger hunt, you find little paper fish and mark a net with your name and campsite. I found one of the fish today and it weighed 120 lbs., Russ found one last night and it was 44 lbs. Nancy's was only a little guy at 6.75 lbs. Sorry Nancy.
Russ also washed a very dirty motor home and car today. They both look really nice. Thanks Baby.

Well will post some pictures and then head down to the clubhouse to see who wins the fishing derby. Everyone take care.

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