We managed to get out of Dodge this afternoon. We made two stops, one in Sherwood, to get Mike the hiking boots he forgot; only when we stopped, he realized he didn't have his wallet. So . . . we ditched the hiking boot effort and drove to Newberg, where we unhitched the trailer in the abandoned parking lot of the old Wilco (which had conveniently moved in September), while Mike drove the truck home to fetch his wallet, his hiking boots, and the cash he'd left sitting on his desk. (Sigh.)
Ok! So we finally got going around 4:00 p.m. and drove in the rain and dark until we reached Winchester Bay, which is just south of Reedsport. You can check out the link above to see exactly where we are. This area is great for ATVers (like us!). It is near the southern part of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. We arrived here around 7:30, and we're presently waiting for our homemade chicken pot pies to come out of the oven. And hey! There goes the timer now!
So, since I don't have anything of interest to say, except that we actually got off the mountain, I'll stop here. Tomorrow, we'll continue on south along the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway (aka Hwy 101), until we reach Redwood National Park, or whatever else suits us. We expect a very short day tomorrow. Take care.