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Oregon - May 10, 2009

Elk, the RV Campground and
the City of Florence
While driving to Florence, Oregon, the two RV Gypsies came across an elk-viewing area where the elk roam free. It is located about three miles east of Reedsport. According to the interpretive displays, this herd are Roosevelt elk, some of the largest mammals in the Pacific Northwest and consists of 90 to 120 elk. There was parking big enough for large RV's.
sign - elk viewing area
wild Roosevelt Elk
wild Roosevelt Elk
wild Roosevelt Elk
Notice the bird on the back of the elk on the left in these photos.
a bird on the back of one of the elk
a bird on the back of one of the elk
Two birds flying in front of the elk
 
birds flying past the wild, Roosevelt Elk
wild, Roosevelt Elk
Some people call these cat tails, other call them cat-o'-nine tails
cat tails
cat tails
cat tails
ducks
ducks
a duck swimming
a brid on the cat tails
a brid on the cat tails
The new yard of the two RV Gypsies in Florence, Oregon
sign for the campground
our RV and toad - AWO & MOB
view from the side of the motorhome, and view behind the motorhome - a big marsh field
the new side yard for the two RV Gypsies
the new back yard for the two RV Gypsies
This is a pleasant, peaceful, wooded campground. Almost every site was surrounded on three sides by woods. This is a Thousand Trails campground, and the two RV Gypsies usually like Thousand Trails campgrounds because they get to drive around and pick their own site. However, the roads here were narrow and curvy, so the RV Gypsies picked the first available site they came to that had full hook-ups. There are a limited number of sewer sites. The campground asks that you pick a site that is size-appropriate for your RV. In other words, if you have a small RV, don't take a larger, wider site. The only Wi-Fi spot was around the Activity Center. They ask that you use water only as needed. There is an adult lounge and a dry sauna, and honey wagon service. Just down the road outside the campground are great sand dunes you can climb. The two RV Gypsies did climb them, and photos are available from the sub-menu below.
The city of Florence, Oregon
- May 10, 2009
The focus of Florence is Old Town, nestled next to the Siuslaw River just upriver from its historic bridge on Highway 101. The bridge, one of several designed by the famous engineer Conde McCullough, opened in 1937 and is a favorite image for photographers. Florence is the only city on the coast with two 18-hole golf courses within the city limits. Both are built on the dunes. There is also a casino/hotel with 24-hour gaming. The two RV Gypsies don't gamble though.
Siuslaw River Bridge
Siuslaw River Bridge
ABOVE: The Siuslaw River Bridge
diner in Florence
diner in Florence
ABOVE & BELOW: interesting looking places to eat in Florence. (Note: this place was closed when the two RV Gypsies returned here in 2013).
diner in Florence
diner in Florence
cafe in Florence
OLD TOWN - May 11, 2009
The two RV Gypsies found it easy to walk through Old Town because the streets carry only local traffic. While not all of the buildings are actually old, each has a nostalgic charm and character. Bay Street is the main artery of Old Town, and the shops and restaurants on the river side often back right over the water. The two RV Gypsies wanted to dine while watching the river flow past, so they stopped in at Mo's Restaurant, but they did not get a good seat. Old Town has been a fishing village and port for over 150 years and retains much of its old-time charm today.
Mo's Restaurant
Mo's Restaurant in Old Twon
Lee Duquette getting ready to enter Mo's Restaurant
Mo's restaurant and the river
a weird greeter as you enter Mo's restaurant
OLD TOWN PARK
view of Mo's from Old Town Park
sign - Old Town Park
view of Mo's as seen from Old Town Park
 
A wood carving by one of the stores
view from Old Town Park
a wood carving
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Note: - the City of Yachats is NOT misspelled.

Talent, Oregon

Cape Perpetua
City of Florence - elk & more
Devils Churn
Dune Buggy Ride
Sand Dunes
Heceta Head Lighthouse & the City of Yachats
Sea Lions
Strawberry Hill
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continue on for more New England photos from the two RV Gypsies AFTER you have viewed all of the above sections, please continue on to the state of Washington and Mount St. Helens