• Ray
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    In this video, I show you our path south from Astoria, Oregon all the way south to California, near Sacramento. During the 652 miles (1049 km) of travel south, we overnighted a 4 different free dry camping locations. 2 casinos, an air museum, and a Camping World store lot.



    1) Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. They allow free RV overnight parking for 2 nights. The nearby woods were full of birds and falling leaves and of course, lots of cool planes!

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    2) Seven Feather Casino along Interstate 5 near Canyonville Oregon. They allow up to 5 days free dry camping in a lot north of the casino. There is also a truck stop across the freeway with low fuel prices.

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    3) Redding, CA Camping World, they allowed free overnight camping in the parking lot. We were the only rig. :)
    Right next to the freeway so noisy but doesn't bother us, we are used to the drone. If you have the Good Sam card, they have hookups too, but we declined as you have to move by 8 am so they can get access.⠀

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    4) Cache Creek Casino located about 30 minutes to the west of Woodland, California. They allow 3 days free in a quite unlevel dirt lot but with lovely views of the surrounding hills and valley below. Sign up for the casino card and get $25 to spend on food or fuel at the casino. Download their app and get 10 bucks free slot play. Upscale casino with excellent restaurants.

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  • RVsolar
    332
    very nice spots to rest in.
  • Ray
    669
    We've slowly moved south a little bit further. Now boondocked in a friend's vineyard near Stockton, CA. We have visited before in the spring when it's all green, now we see it in the fall with the spent, rusty colored grapevines. Pretty spot either way!

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  • jalandry47
    7
    Still beautiful!
  • Tim Smith
    14
    Thx for sharing!
  • Rjack10
    8
    Ray, Watch out for storms moving down the coast. Here in Arizona they are calling for a winter storm Tuesday to Friday. Safe trip!
  • Ray
    669
    Thanks, luckily it doesn't look like much for the CA coast except a temp drop into the 60s. :)

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  • Rjack10
    8
    Ray, in your video you mention going to Death Valley, I was hoping to go in February. Here is a beautiful video of all the areas. https://youtu.be/pnBwfkViUxI
  • Rjack10
    8
    Good deal with the weather. Better to be safe then sorry.
  • Drew
    22
    If you ever decide to splurge stay in the rv park at Seven Feathers! We were there last winter and the stream that runs through the park was high and wild...I watched it for a while. We ate at K-Bar Steak House there- one of the best meals ever! I was eating left overs for 2 days. It's an open concept kitchen so you can watch them prepare your meal which is served in courses. Anyway, try it out some day- you won't be disapointed.
  • Ray
    669
    Thanks, will take a look. :)
    We visited in 2013 - https://www.loveyourrv.com/exploring-death-valley-national-park/
    At that time we stayed at an RV park in Beatty NV and drove in to visit a few times, looking forward this time to camping down in the valley at Furnace Creek for a week.
  • Ray
    669
    Sounds awesome!
  • Columbus
    8
    great video that's our old stomping grounds and you did it really good thanks for the memories
  • Ray
    669
    You're welcome. :)
  • John Ingebretson
    5
    Great travelog Ray, always informative and we appreciate it. You have my interest piqued, I last saw the Spruce Goose in a Long Beach hangar next to the Queen Mary in 1980. I believe that was the 1st public display of the aircraft. I didn't know it was in McMinnville and now I plan to go see it!
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