100621 – Elkhorn Valley CG (BLM)

WHUFU Trip: June 2010 Oregon | 0

Mornings at adult Disneyland are perhaps even more soul-satisfying than evenings – tasty pastries at the gift shop, and free coffee 24/7 at the front desk!  So this morning I read today’s Oregonian on the front porch, hit the hot … Continued

100620 – Edgefield … again …

WHUFU Trip: June 2010 Oregon | 0

Well, it’s the bane of my traveling existence – the weekend.  The time when everything is a little more crowded and annoying that it otherwise would be.  I never really knew what I was going to do with myself after … Continued

100619 Herman’s Creek CG

WHUFU Trip: June 2010 Oregon | 0

Here in the peace and quiet of Herman’s Creek Campground, I’ve been breaking down in my head which van features have turned out to be essential, and which others less so.  So here is a rank-ordering of the importance of … Continued

100618 Edgefield

WHUFU Trip: June 2010 Oregon | 0

I have a little self-control issue at Edgefield, like the proverbial kid in a candy store if you substitute beer for candy.  This particular night, the problem is a little worse than usual:  Game 7, Lakers-Celtics at 6pm on the … Continued

100617 – gettin’ my stuff done

WHUFU Trip: June 2010 Oregon | 0

What a clusterf–k of a day! But I did get all my stuff done and everyone was very nice. Here’s the summary: I am awakened 8-ish by the van guys coming to work.  I hand over the keys and clear … Continued

Heading to Lake Oswego … Again …

WHUFU Trip: June 2010 Oregon | 0

The six months I’ve owned the van have been winter and this unusual cold, wet spring, so it has mostly been parked by the river outside my condo, and I have mostly been not using it.  But today, I have … Continued

Portland and heading home

WHUFU Trip: August 2009 Oregon | 0

afternoon 9 – finally, the Outsidevan folks and I are done with each other.  I’ve written all the checks I need to write, we took another day and a half to pin down more of the details, and finally have … Continued

decision day(s)

WHUFU Trip: August 2009 Oregon | 0

morning 7 (Tuesday, Sept 1) – breakfast at the Grand Hotel, feeling very civilized, then off to the suburbs of the big city of Portland.  Here we come Lake Oswego and Outsidevan. I am stressed. day 7 – meet Erik … Continued

coastal Oregon

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Night 4 – Whittaker CG BLM – A shabby campground in a shabby forest along a shabby creek, but I lucked into a really spacious campsite and a good time. It is after all Saturday night!  There was a chubby … Continued

central oregon

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Day 3 – Drove onward to Oakridge Or, which is such a run-down hillybilly-looking town that it gives me living-in-Kentucky, Appalachian flashbacks. My hard-luck motel did have decent internet and a shower which was mighty welcome after three days. The … Continued