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Olympic is a superpark!

Olympic is a superpark!

Monday May 21st, 2018 I wanted to go back out to Lake Crescent today, as I passed it yesterday on my way to Port Angeles and it was late in the day. I ate at an amazing place on my way out of town called New Day Eatery where they have specialty foods (gluten free and vegan) and smoothies and fresh juices. I had an amazing pizza and blueberry green tea smoothie! I looked at the map and decided to…

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Visiting the Hoh and Twilight was not filmed in Forks!

Visiting the Hoh and Twilight was not filmed in Forks!

Sunday May 20th, 2018 I started today visiting the Quinault rainforest in Olympic National Park. The lodge there looks amazing and Lake Quinault is beautiful despite the constant overcast skies. The world’s largest spruce tree is here and it is giant! It has a diameter of 18 feet and is 191 feet tall! I took a short hike into the rainforest and saw Willaby creek. The rainforest looks like Jurassic Park, I kept expecting dinosaurs to appear! I continued on…

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Whales and The ‘Real’ Twilight filming location!

Whales and The ‘Real’ Twilight filming location!

Saturday May 19th, 2018 Had breakfast with Cheryl and Donnie and of course Buddy! They were kind and offered me a breakfast burrito and it was delicious. I headed north along the coast to Depoe Bay where I was booked on a whale watching tour. The boat was a zodiac which is like a rubber raft with a hard bottom and a motor so you are very close to the water. It was just me and 2 other people, probably…

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Sand…Sea Lions…Thors Well and ferrets??!!

Sand…Sea Lions…Thors Well and ferrets??!!

Friday May 18th, 2018 Started today with a Sandrail ride/tour of Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. The dunes stretch for 40 miles on the Oregon Coast near Florence, close to the middle of the state. The Oregon Dunes are a unique area of windswept sand that is the result of millions of years of wind and rain erosion on the Oregon Coast. These are the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America. A Sandrail is a lightweight off…

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Japanese Bombs and Lighthouses

Japanese Bombs and Lighthouses

Thursday May 17th , 2018 I packed up and was heading North again after staying 2 nights in Gold Beach. I stopped in Port Orford at the visitor center and Mary, the volunteer, gave me great information on what to see. She suggested the historic Coast Guard Station, so I headed up there. The boat they used for rescues had been restored and was on display. The old quarters had been turned into a museum and there were lots of…

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Jet boat tour, New friends and Marionberry cobbler!

Jet boat tour, New friends and Marionberry cobbler!

Wednesday May 16th, 2018 Today I did the 104 mile tour on Jerry’s Rogue Jets! This is a whitewater jet boat tour that also delivers the actual mail to a little town upriver called Agness, that is hard to get to by road. The mail service started in 1895, and is one of two remaining rural mail boat routes in the United States. I really enjoyed the tour, the jet boats were very fast and agile for being so big…

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Bigfoot territory and World War 2 radar stations

Bigfoot territory and World War 2 radar stations

Tuesday May 15th, 2018 Today I had planned on visiting Willow Creek, California. This is where the Bigfoot frenzy started in 1958 when road crew worker Jerry Crew found the huge footprint and made a plaster cast and the rest is history. The Bigfoot museum is here and it is the Bigfoot capital of the world. Sadly, it is closed on Tuesdays, so I headed to Redwood National Park. I drove up a curvy narrow road to take a hike…

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No Lost Coast hiking…. Now what??

No Lost Coast hiking…. Now what??

Monday, May 14th, 2018 I got to Eureka last night and set up camp and went into town looking for a place for dinner. I found a place called Jack’s, a seafood restaurant on the bay. I had delicious fish tacos and a glass of California Moscato. I got tiramisu for dessert and it was probably the best I’ve had… Happy Mothers day to me! I woke up the next morning and looked at the information for the lighthouse hike….

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Driving through a Redwood tree!?

Driving through a Redwood tree!?

Sunday May 13th, 2018 Packed up camp, man the new palace tent was great! So nice to be able to stand up inside the tent. I called my mom to wish her a Happy Mother’s Day, she truly is the best! She is taking great care of my cat while I’m having this adventure and she always is supportive of all my crazy ideas! Thanks mom for all the great support and love! 🙂 Take time to tell people important…

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The Skunk Train, Glass Beach and my new palace!

The Skunk Train, Glass Beach and my new palace!

Saturday May 12th, 2018 I decided last night that if I was going to camp every night then I wanted a bigger tent. I got ready and headed to an outfitters in town to see what they had. Expensive and not what I had in mind! Guess I’m detouring to Walmart in Ukiah today! I had booked at ticket for a ride on the world famous Skunk Train, so I headed there. Everything here is so dog friendly, you can…

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