A Quick (B)Logging Stop In Chiloquin, OR
Since my last post we’ve moved another 150 miles or so (our preferred driving distance) north and we’ve entered…..OREGON!! Whoooooo Hooooooo! I can’t tell you how excited we are to be back here.
Those of you that have followed the blog for a long time know that we “discovered” Oregon quite by accident in 2011 because of our big drivers-side slide issues. It was never our plan to RV here (for whatever reason the State wasn’t even on “the list” for me), but we were forced into it by our repair needs and my, oh, my have I thanked the serendipity Gods for that ever since. We’ve come to LOVE and ADORE this State, so much so that we’ve come back every single year since. How’s that for an endorsement?
So, when we crossed the State line this year around, Paul and I both high-fived each other and smiled like giddy kids in a chocolate factory. We’ve made it back to the land of green, forests, mountains, and 100% dog-friendly coast, and we just couldn’t be happier.
This time around we decided to stop at a completely new spot, the area of Chiloquin, OR just north of Klamath Falls. Our main purpose here was to find a quiet place to stay a few nights so I could get my new blog theme up and running. A bonus was nearby hiking trails. Since we arrived early season, the area State Park (Collier Memorial, which gets outstanding reviews by the way) was not yet opened, but just a few miles south the friendly Kla-Mo-Ya Casino (review coming) was ready to accept us with open arms, for free no less. We rolled into their spacious lot complete with lush, green tree views just a few days ago and got down to business.
As some of you might have noticed my new theme went up yesterday….FINALLY. I’ve been working on this bloody thing, driving myself half crazy (since I’m both rather picky and rather OCD) for over a week now, and it was a relief to finally get it up there. The new theme is 100% mobile-friendly, but it still has very slow page-loading times (according to Google) so I guess I’ve got more work to do (argh!!). Other than that I hope you all like the new look. I’ve tried to keep it “true” to the original design while updating some of the fonts & sizes (hopefully those with older eyes will approve) and encouraging some of the pics to “pop” a bit more. If you see something that doesn’t work (or doesn’t format properly) please let me know!!! The more eyes I have on this the better.
A fun aside to our little stop here was the logging museum at Collier Memorial State Park.
Although the park itself is still closed, the Museum is open for viewing and what a treat it is! This 537-acre outdoor museum contains a detailed history of logging from the days of horse-drawn carriages to the present. It is CHOCK-packed full of panels, historic cabins, and equipment all set amongst pine with a lovely dog-friendly walking trail that meanders through.
Logging is such a huge part of the history of Oregon and if you’ve ever wanted to know anything about it, this is quite clearly the place. We preceded the museum visit with a beautiful (and relaxing) 3-mile hike along the Williamson River. Such a great re-introduction to Oregon and exactly what I needed to clear my mind of all this blogging business.
Note/ Both the Williamson Trail and the Logging Museum are 100% dog-friendly.
So, there you are. Today we move northward and onward towards one of our FAVORITE beer spots (outside of San Diego, that is) in the country. Care to guess where we might end up?SPONSORED LINK:
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