Travel Blog

4,855 Miles traveled from Gold Beach, Oregon: Kansas USA

Winter is fast approaching. In the mid-west, the leaves on the trees are red. Some have turned yellow. In the days to come, they will begin to fall to the ground. The branches will be left barren. Frost will soon cover those leaves and then comes the white frosting called snow. Along the west coast, the winds and rain will increase. Any leaf that has fallen from its perch will find itself north, closer to …

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That many miles from Gold Beach: Anywhere USA

Every place we visit has one thing in common with Gold Beach and all the other places we have been to. One word describes it. It is an almost universal word that means the same wherever you live. Yet, the description varies depending on where you live. That word is pizza. *Disclaimer: This story may be biased. The author of this story got his first taste of pizza before he was ten years of age before …

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3,280 Miles from Gold Beach, Oregon: Watford City, ND

Our travels to North Dakota have been spectacular! We traveled from Lusk, WY to Gettysburg, SD and stayed on the Missouri River / Lake Oahe at the West Whitlock Recreation Area for one night. This was a very nice campground operated by the state of South Dakota. When/if we travel this way again, we will definitely stay at this park longer. The following day, we traveled to the Beaver Creek Recreation Area near Linton ND …

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3,140 Miles from Gold Beach, Oregon: Riverdale, ND

It doesn’t matter where you go, people are all the same. Campground etiquette has become non-existent in the last few years. People think rules don’t apply to them. We hear the same thing from RV parks and Campground owners wherever we travel. “People say they reserved this spot. They can do whatever they want.” Not so. Rules are in place to protect us from ourselves. It has been that way since the seventies. ‘Don’t use …

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So Many Miles From Gold Beach Oregon

Sometimes during a hectic summer, we overlook things we would normally see. Getting away for the summer has shown us something we should have been paying attention to. During the busy season, it is all about work. Tourists flock to town, employee management causes everyone all sorts of grief. As the summer dies down, we think of taking time off. We go the same places we go every fall or winter. See the same family, …

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2,530 Miles from Gold Beach, Oregon: Lusk, WY

It’s been a hectic number of weeks since leaving Custer SD. Our travels took us to the Denver CO area to visit with family. In the Denver area, we moochdocked (staying at a family residence at no charge with limited utilities) in Fort Lupton, CO, camped with family in Colorado Springs, CO and Fort Collins, CO before heading north and east for North Dakota for the next month. During our travels, we discovered a heatwave …

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1,800 Miles from Gold Beach, Oregon: Custer, SD

The travel continues as we work from the road. With places to go, people to see. We are spending these two weeks in an area of the country we have seen before many times before, Custer, South Dakota. Mount Rushmore, the spectacular Crazy Horse Memorial, and its Native American University are sites worth visiting more than once in a lifetime. The carving on Crazy Horse reveals more each time we visit. Let us not forget …

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1,080 Miles from Gold Beach Oregon: Salmon ID

Sitting in a camping chair along the Salmon River north of Salmon Idaho, with the river just five steps from our front door is relaxing and the time off from the road allows us to work or to enjoy a different view than the one we have in Gold Beach. Instead of ocean, cool air, and the salty smell in the air, we are enjoying the heat, the smell of pine trees, and the occasional …

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800 Miles from Gold Beach Oregon: Caldwell ID

Seems the farther one gets from home the more home seems closer. Let me explain. We grew up in the Midwest before expanding our horizon to Gold Beach. Now traveling away from Gold Beach, we are meeting lots of folks who know where Gold Beach is, and they enjoy traveling to the area. The beaches, the hiking trails, the views, and the fishing is just some of the things that draw people to the area. …

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535 Miles from Gold Beach Oregon: Charboneau Park – Tri Cities WA

A week out and it’s clear that sometimes one needs to take a step back and see where they are from a few miles away. In this case 535 miles from home. A stop at Cape Blanco State Park for a review on what we need and how things are working so far revealed exactly what we expected. Even just 45 miles from home, and at our favorite campground we are not at home in …

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