• Ray
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    The 2022-23 Snowbird trip has started Some views from the Coho Ferry crossing from Victoria, BC, to Port Angeles, WA Nov 2nd

  • Ray
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    There has been a crazy amount of rain in WA and OR since we left Port Angeles on the 3rd. Hoped to get to California and get sun and warmer weather quickly, but now the Siskiyou Pass has a winter storm warning! Even a little snow at an I5 rest area near Eugene today, so we decided to play it safe and head to the coast for a bit Lucky, we don't plan much ahead, so we can change on the fly.

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  • Ray
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    Made it to the Oregon Coast yesterday and got a chance to dry everything out and enjoy some sunshine. Not overly warm at 10C, but I will take it. Camped at Salmon Harbor Marina in Winchester Bay. $180 per week dry camping but a nice spot, no one around this time of year, basically have a whole jetty to ourselves and lots of marina bird life to watch.

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  • Ray
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    Enjoyed a peaceful day on the Oregon coast with no rain and calm winds. Dry camped at Salmon Harbor Marina, Winchester Bay.

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  • Ray
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    This video is my first update for our 2022/23 RV Snowbird trip. We are only about a week into it, but it has already been an adventure, mainly due to the weather.



    The Black Ball Ferry crossing from Victoria to Port Angeles went smoothly with sunny weather and low winds. We arrived in PA at about 6 pm, so we just headed to the local Walmart to overnight in the parking lot and stock up on supplies.

    Since then, we have made four other stops, including a pair of Harvest Hosts member museums called Veterans Memorial (Chehalis, WA) and Evergreen Aviation & Space (McMinnville, OR), plus an I5 highway rest area. We've endured much rain and wind as some large weather systems moved through the Pacific Northwest.

    I5 highway through the Siskiyou Pass down to California looked dicey due to a winter storm warning, so we headed out to the Oregon coast. We are at the Salmon Harbor marina near Winchester Bay, enjoying some sunny skies. Gonna stay a while and decide o continue down the coast or retry the Siskiyou route. Mother nature will be our guide. :)

    *Related Video Links*
    Past Snowbird Trips Archive - https://www.loveyourrv.com/tag/snowbirds/
    Winchester Bay Video - https://www.loveyourrv.com/rv-camping-at-winchester-bay-on-the-oregon-coast/
    Harvest Hosts Affiliate Link - https://www.harvest-hosts.com/NZB2XK/2CTPL/
    Boondocking Power System https://www.loveyourrv.com/our-rv-boondocking-power-systems-current-state-of-things-2022/
    Boondocking Waste & Water System - https://www.loveyourrv.com/how-i-handle-our-rv-boondocking-fresh-water-and-waste/
    Thinkware Dashcam Reviews - https://www.loveyourrv.com/?s=thinkware
  • Ray
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    Anne is all bundled up but happy to spend some time on the Oregon coast near the ocean and so many boats!

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  • Robert Price
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    It's an adventure for sure. Oregon coast is beautiful, wet or dry. Enjoy and safe travels.
  • Brian Snyder
    27
    Did Anne get Snoopy out this summer? Did not see any videos showing the boat out. Enjoy your travels!
  • Paul Holtom
    13
    We stayed a few days at Salmon Harbour, Winchester Bay in April after seeing Ray and Anne's video's. Except for a pretty good storm one night we really enjoyed the spot. Also we were the only campers there also. They were building the sewer dumps while we were there. Happy trails!
  • Ray
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    No, she sold it during the Covid boat frenzy. Got pretty well the same price she paid for it new in 2006. She is looking at getting a bigger boat when the prices drop again. :)
  • Ray
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    Tons of Seagulls In Thunder Valley Casino Parking Lot Guess they followed us from the coast!

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  • Ray
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    Passed by this RV on I5 in California today. Had to take a double take. Scary! Are the Clampetts heading to Beverly Hills?! :)

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  • Ray
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    Overnighted last night at the Harris Ranch Inn on I5 in SoCal down by Bakersfield. Good free stopover! Warning they have changed things around since last year. The truck parking area is way smaller as they added a ton of Tesla charge stations. So, we asked at the hotel desk and were told we could overnight in their parking area. Nice! They are also building an RV park. Anne loves this stopover for sweet bakery items. This time though, we got Eclairs and Cream Horns. Thumbs UP!

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  • Ray
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    Oregon Coast to California Desert Route & Stops - RV Snowbird Trip - November 2022 Update

    4 Free overnight RV stopovers along this year's route south from Winchester Bay, Oregon, to the California desert.



    Seven Feathers Casino, OR - https://sevenfeathers.com/
    Camping World Redding, CA - https://rv.campingworld.com/dealer/redding-california-anderson
    Thunder Valley Casino, CA - https://thundervalleyresort.com/home
    Harris Ranch Inn and Restaurants, CA - https://www.harrisranch.com/
  • Ray
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    Good solar power harvesting today in the high California desert. Dove Springs BLM

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  • Ray
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    Happy hour in the California Desert. We are in the higher elevation desert, so the Outland bowl fire pit comes on once the sun drops. I got it for my birthday a few years back, but Anne is the biggest fan. ;)
    https://www.loveyourrv.com/demo-and-review-of-our-outland-fire-bowl-portable-propane-gas-fire-pit/

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  • Ray
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    After an enjoyable week of boondocking, sunny skies, and low wind up at Dove Springs BLM, we packed up yesterday and split the scene. With the approaching holiday weekend and this being a big OHV area, the number of fellow campers was swelling! :)
    Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!

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  • Ray
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    The first doozy of a desert sunset from this trip. Salton Sea, California. Often there is dust in the air here, so you get some vivid reds and oranges.

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  • Brian Snyder
    27
    Glad you made it back safely.
  • Drew
    62
    Thanks so much for all of this! I'm envious.
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