• Ray
    970
    And so it begins after a 1 1/2 year break we are back in the USA. Breezed across the border yesterday afternoon with no issues aboard the Black Ball Ferry to Port Angeles, Washington along with a boatload of other happy RV snowbirds. :)

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  • Ray
    970
    Made it to the coast today after a free overnight in the Port Angeles Walmart then another in the Little Creek Casino parking lot. Landed at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino over on the WA coast. It's 10 bucks a night Sun to Thursday dry camping right near the ocean and 20 Friday and Sat. Should be some good storm watching so have booked 3 nights.

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  • Dhuhn
    92
    Welcome back Ray and Anne enjoy your time south this year. Will be heading down after 1st of the year
  • Ray
    970
    We returned to one of our all-time favorite US states today. The great state of Oregon! Headed down the gorgeous coast once again, a very familiar drive for us that never gets old. Here is a pair of today's dashcam shots of the Astoria–Megler Bridge that spans the mighty Columbia River separating WA and OR. Lots of clouds but at least the rain held off for the most part.

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  • Edward
    18
    Welcome Back !! I know your both are happy to be able get down this winter. Look forward to seeing the trip.
  • Rjack10
    10
    Welcome back Ray! Arizona has beautiful weather right now, Phoenix- mid 80's during the day and low 60's at night. Are you going to check out the sandhill cranes in southern AZ? I took my grandsons to Kartchner Caverns last year, has a really nice campground similar to Lost Dutchman. Safe travels.
  • Willie
    33
    Ray, thanks for keeping American green…..with your money!! Appreciate it.
  • Ray
    970
    We sure are, it's so great to be on another trip!
  • donkline
    7
    We are headed out this Sat. 20th for our winter home at Kartchner Caverns State park.. Be there until first of April..
    Rjack10 did you guys go into the caverns? What did you think?
  • Ray
    970
    Nice! Not sure where we will go yet, but I know Anne loves photographing the birds over there.
  • Ray
    970
    My pleasure. :smile:
  • Drew
    48
    Ray,

    Have a great trip- great to see you all coming south again!
  • Jim Litz
    7
    Safe travels! Looking forward to future travel videos! We're planning to make that coastal drive from Seattle to California in March. Campground recommendations are always welcome!
  • Susan
    59
    Welcome back to the USA :grin:
  • Ray
    970
    After a week of clouds, wind and rain, we finally got a calm sunny day that always makes the HWY 101 trip worthwhile. Here are a few dashcam shots from today's sunny drive down the Oregon coast.

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  • Jefferson
    4
    Oh man, I'm a few days late to this party. Just saw the horrible weather that you just missed Ray and Anne. So glad you are several days' safely south of all that terrible stuff up north. Welcome back to the states. We're glad you're back. And safe.
  • Ray
    970
    Yeah, looks like we got south just in the nick of time! We had a huge rain day on the WA coast in Ocean Shores but on good drainage ground, no flooding, and since then it's been pretty typical west coast in November. Tillamook had some bad flooding last week but looked OK when we drove through today.
  • Barbhs
    19
    Welcome back to Oregon. We love our state, but sure have had the rain this year! South Beach is such a nice campground! Looks like another sunny day today before another deluge. We look forward to heading south in January. Thankful you get to be back on the road!
  • Ray
    970
    Not a bad day on the Oregon Coast for November. The sun even peeked out at times. Here are a few shots from a walk around South Beach State Park near Newport. Beautiful campground, tons of walking paths, and a vast empty beach to enjoy.

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  • Ray
    970
    Perfectly sunny day today on the Oregon Coast. A real treat in November. So we headed out and checked out the Yaquina Bay Bridge and Yaquina Head Lighthouse. Here are a couple of teaser photos. I have great video footage to put a video together with in a few days. :)

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  • were off our rockers
    6
    Enjoy your travels Ray. BTW beautiful pictures!
  • Ray
    970
    Last night's sunset shot from a campsite at a marina on the Oregon coast. So many cool ducks and other ocean birds there that Anne just had to haul out the big lens! She was pumped to be so close to some male Hooded Mergansers. Nerd.

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  • Ray
    970
    Oregon Coast HWY 101 views never get old. Heading south into the sun. :)

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  • Ray
    970
    Made it to California. Over the I5 hump between OR and CA and down into the valley. Been a while since we felt 20C+ temps and low humidity. Feels good. Free camped at a CampingWorld. Well sort of, I'm sure I won't be able to resist a peek inside the parts store. ;)

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  • Zenitrame
    9
    Ray, you sound like a kid in a candy store!! I’m glad you guys are back.
  • Ray
    970
    Spent the day enjoying our free dry camping view at Cache Creek Casino near Sacramento. Tomorrow we keep on slogging down the I5 towards the desert!

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  • Ray
    970
    The RV always shrinks when we get out into the desert.

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