Here it is, Sunday August 9th. I am learning some very interesting things so far on the trip during COVID times. 1st, what I thought would be a quiet, kind of a fly by the seat of your pants is anything but that. I guess everyone is tired of sitting around and there is much more traffic on HWY 101 then I could have ever imagined. I seemed to remember traveling with my family and sometimes you could go for hours with out seeing another car. Maybe that is just my memory.
Lodging is also different. Since leaving Fort Bragg, CA. every town we have been through has had “no vacancy” signs at every hotel. We stopped for the night in Brookings, OR and was able to get what I believe to be the last tent site in the town. Fortunately we had planned on some tent camping on this tri and was prepared, Just not this early in the trip
Met an amazing man name Bill at the parking lot of the Blue Water Café for breakfast. This chance meeting of another military vet let to about a 30 min conversation about people life lessons and the importance of being good to one another is starting to renew some faith in mankind. I know a little deep for what is supposed to be a photo blog.
I have been taking some photos and not that school work is done I can work on them and get them up on the web page soon. I also have 11 hours of video so stand by for that too.
I spent the night in Walp0rt, OR with a Magoos drinking buddy that lives here now. Had a great time and really appreciate the bed with out having to worry about vacancy’s. Will has it made here, house with a dock on a river looking out at the forest on the other side. Getting ready for a crab and eggs breakfast then hitting the road for Vancouver WA to see my Uncle Jim (Griz).