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Friday, January 8, 2010

Charleston, Oregon

We are on the road again, finally! We spent our first night at South Beach State park near the Aquarium at Newport, Oregon. This park was easy to move around in and because we were there in the off season we didn't need reservations. We just pulled in, found a spot we liked and self registered. The park has a welcome center where you can get hot coffee or tea, free popcorn, and visit with a campground host. There is also books to buy, puzzles to check out, and other things that might be of interest.

We hiked most of the trails to the beach and to the south jetty of Yaquina Bay before leaving the park. The only problem we had was that most of the other folks in the park had dogs. One of these decided to bark during the night which some of the other dogs were inclined to join in with.
All the dogs were well mannered, but I can't quite say as much for their masters.

We're now located at a nice little private park near Charleston, Oregon called "Oceanside RV Park." Our trailer is actually about 300 feet from the beach. We found this park as we were headed in to the beautiful Sunset Bay State Park. The problem with the state park for us was that we needed to be able to use both our cell phone and internet connections. Both these parks are located near Shore Acres State Park which is famous for it seascapes and flowers.

Oceanside RV park has reduced its winter rates to $10 dollars per day sunday through thursday. Friday and Saturday are still $20 bucks a night for over-nighters. The park offers cable TV and WiFi along with the regular full hookups. Propane is available here for $2.70 a gallon right now. We'll fill our cylinders before we leave. Sunset Bay State Park gives you water, 30amp electric, and sewer for $16 dollars per night.

Most of the other people in the park right now are paying by the month, but a few short term folks stop in too. The roads here are gravel and in wet weather your rig won't stay clean but that's what you deal with when you RV in the winter.

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