We were going to head home after Colorado, but decided to go to the black hills since it was so close (5 hours😏) and the hit 90 and home. So pretty and the pine trees are so flagrant. We got our usual spot overlooking the National Forest.
We set up snd our three dogs met the neighbors three dogs. Luckily they were tied up when a flock of about 20 turkeys walked right in front of our truck. Well they ran because the dogs barked. Just got a pic of their tail feathers running up a hill.
We are at a campsite overlooking Lake Mead. It is sad to see the loooow level of the water and it is expected to continue to drop through December. As the sun set, the colors got more vivid do the camera came out (not the iPhone). Please enjoy these pics. I am just learning how this blog works so I will continue with my travel logs as well as this.
Leaving the Oregon coast. 😢. Had a great time with Dave and Christine Carter. I got to ride the dunes with David. Scared at first,thought we were going to fall backwards off the dune buggy (Razor). After I relaxed I had loads of fun. The next trip I had Brandi on my lap. She loved it. This time David took me to the ocean (through the dunes) and Brandi got out snd acted like s puppy. She loved the sand. Later Ed and I drove the truck and three dogs to a turn off and had to climb a dune (three stops for breath) snd down the other side. The dogs ran right into the water. Had to keep an eye on them because of the undertow. Smoki wanted to go further out but was a good girl and came back when we called.
Dave and Christine have two dogs, both part Aussie snd when we turned them loose they hearded Smoki at a full run. Good exercise for all!!!!
Right now we are in Redding CA. Watching the smoke from a large fire. Christines sister was evacuated and might loose her house. Hope not. Helicopters are flying back and forth, probably from Lake Shasta, filling buckets to drop on the fires. A little smoky where we are but not too bad. 94 degrees. Last night we had the heat on. On to Oakland tomorrow!
We are loving the Oregon coast! Ed’s brother David took me on two dune buggy rides. One a little harrowing, going straight up the dunes and flying over the bumps. The second was with Brandi on my lap. She loved it. A little less exciting, but ended up at the ocean. She behaved like a puppy in the soft sand. Thought she was going right in the waves but stopped just at the edge of the water.
Played cornhole with Ed’s brother and wife. Make vs female. Of course the ladies won !!! One more days here then heading to California.
Drove down the coast today. Last night it rained hard. Today’s ocean was rough. Took some movies that shows the ocean in action but too big to send. Camping in a state park in Florence tonight. Beautiful with hedges between sites. A walkway to view the ocean. Went to the sea lion caves. No sea lions. They are out at sea fattening up for winter. The cave would have been good to show Ed but not interested without the sea lions. The cave is 12 stories tall and over a football field in width. Impressive. I had seen it full of sea lions before. Stinks!!!! Meeting up with Ed’s brother and sister in law tomorrow. Should be fun!!
Lazy day today. Dogs having fun in the dog park, we got seafood from a little local joint (cod, halibut, shrimp and clam chowder. Will read and nap. Heading to Florence snd the sea lion caves tomorrow.