Saturday, July 20, 2013

Slideouts and the Oregon Coast

We’re in Tillamook, Oregon visiting with Lynne.  Luckily she's right next door to Tillamook RV Repair, because on our last night before driving here, our bedroom slide would not stow properly.  The rear of the slide was a good 6 inches away from the coach, while the front of the slide was flush.
So our stay can easily handle a dual purpose – spend time with Lynne, and get our slide fixed.  The first day here, our motorhome was in the shop all day.  They put the slide in and out, over and over and all they could tell us was … yep!  There’s a problem! Luckily, we can live in it with the slide closed, so they manually closed it up and we drove back to the RV park for the night.  The next day they worked on it some more and determined that they needed a ‘sensor.’  This needed to be ordered from the manufacturer – Power Gear – and it would take a week or maybe more. So we wait.
Meanwhile … we went out in Netarts Bay early one morning to catch crabs.  Lynne’s friends, Bill and Carol, go crabbing and fishing all the time.  What a treat to get a boat ride on the bay.  It was an overcast morning, but it didn’t rain. We dressed for the cold and had a great time. 

Bill and Lynne did all the work, while Carol, Jim and I were spectators. 

We could get up close and personal with a bunch of seals on a sandbar.

We also got out for a little walk on the sandspit that forms the barrier for the bay.

It was a fun morning, and it made for some delicious eating later that night!

Then, another day, we took a drive up the coast to look at the Thousand Trails park called Seaside.  We plan to stay there for a little while too.
We stopped and walked on the beach at the town of Cannon Beach, with the famous Haystack rocks.

And, also at a stop called Hug Point.  A hug sounded like a good idea!

All you can say is WOW

More pictures on our July photo album.

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