Alfred A Loeb State Park

We have been in Oregon for several days, however it was not until we found this campground that we really felt like we were back in the Pacific Northwest! The lushness of green…moss, ferns, clovers, blackberry bushes, and oh the trees…so many wonderful trees! There is also the Chetco River which runs right behind the campground. Our first night we stayed in #4 and loved the huge “backyard” of our site. Today we moved over to #33 which has peek-a-boo river views, easy access to the river path (with a bridge), near the bathrooms and showers, and has a nice large picnic and fire area. We just planned to stay one night…and that has turned into two…and think we’ll end up staying here several more days.

Alfred A. Loeb State Park

Hearts of Oregon

Two different campsites, one near Bend and one in Brookings, we found hearts on our campsites. Both times we drove around the campground looking for a site and were drawn towards one, we parked, and then after getting out and exploring our site we found hearts! We are feeling the love Oregon! Thank you to whomever left these hearts. Both times we had had rough travel days and these hearts really made our day!!

 

Update: Just found this one at our campsite today!! Third time is the charm!!

rockheart

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

We had to leave the Grand Teton area rather quickly due to upcoming weather. Our plans included heading to Glacier National Park, however since some of the roads are still closed due to snow we decided to wait and go there another time. We are now heading west! Towards the ocean! Our new plan is to go up the coast of Oregon and Washington.

WingsatCBinBoise

After leaving the Grand Teton area we drove across Idaho and ended up having our first overnight at the Cracker Barrel in Boise, ID. Or as we now call it, “Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.” The staff was really nice and we enjoyed our stay!

It is actually a week of “firsts”…first Harvest Host visit, first parking lot dry camping/Cracker Barrel, first time to camp in Idaho, and it will be our first time to camp in Oregon tonight. Oh, and our first time to stay at a Thousand Trails location!

Jefferson County Lake

The other day we left the beautiful Grand Teton area to head towards Idaho to have an inverter installed and get some other things done to be able to upgrade our solar. Then the plan was to go back to the Grand Teton area. Long story short, “everything takes longer than expected!” The first night was supposed to take one hour, six hours later at 10:40 P.M. after a fuse blew, we all called it a night! Now the quick one night side trip has turned into three nights (perhaps longer?!). We are creating a “silver lining” to this adventure and getting our SUV an oil change, rotating tires, etc.

We also found this gem of a campground! Lakeside with water, electric, and excellent cell reception for $15 a night!

Jefferson County Lake Campground