On Thursday we left the motorhome at a commercial RV park (one that felt reasonably secure) and flew down to San Diego to attend our oldest grandson's graduation.
|Jeremy, Salutatorian and Troy, Valedictorian|
We got back to Portland on Sunday, did some shopping and drove to Fort Stevens State Park, near Astoria on Monday.
That afternoon we took a two mile, round trip, walk to see the beach and an old ship wreck.
It felt like a huge abstract sculpture.
|From the front|
We have a kite, one of these days we will have to take it along on a beach walk.
Because the campgrounds are in the forests, at La Pine State Park we had great satellite reception, but no internet connection. At Fort Stevens we have no satellite TV, but good internet through our Verizon hotspot. TV is important this week because we are watching the final games of the NBA championships. But we have located a nice sports bar, Bubba's, not far from us and will be going there for dinner and the next game Wednesday evening. All other TV, we can live without!
I like camping among the trees at state parks better than at commercial RV parks. Yes, you still have other campers nearby, but they are there to enjoy the natural setting, be it for a vacation or, like us, as a retirement destination. Sometimes you have to live without electronic amenities, but that is OK. Squirrels are good entertainment, and the views out your windows are prettier.