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Oregon Coast, June 19-July 1, 2005

Three years after our first RVing trip up the Oregon Coast we started on another. We had a factory appointment for a chassis recall and some minor items, and
Our first stop was Harris Beach State Park, just north of Brookings. This was one of the few times over our three years of travel when satellite internet was not possible due to trees. A couple of trips into Brookings to use WiFi had to substitute!

The beach was a bit chilly, but otherwise beautiful.
Harris Beach State Park Harris Beach State Park
Harris Beach State Park Harris Beach State Park
Holly can't resist ground squirrel holes. Harris Beach State Park Harris Beach State Park
Following 2 days at Harris Beach, we spent 3 days at Bullard's Beach State Park north of Bandon. This was a place where I spent my first ever night with trees blocking satellite access in 2002, so I picked the site with care. We also walked around and mapped the "satellite friendly" sites for future visits, as this is a very nice place to spend time. Bullard's Beach State Park
Another visit to the West Coast Game Park to see this year's spring babies. West Coast Game Park West Coast Game Park West Coast Game Park
West Coast Game Park West Coast Game Park West Coast Game Park
After Bullard's Beach we spent a couple of rather chilly nights at Heceta Beach. Here's Holly swimming in Cape Creek, below the Heceta Head Lighthouse. Cape Creek
We had service on the motor home done at the Cummins facility in Coburg. We stayed a couple of nights across the street at the Monaco factory, where they have a few first-come, first-served sites for their customers. It was interesting to see 4 Datastorms on the 5 coaches parked there! Holly added the McKenzie River to her swimming list. Coburg McKenzie River
Our visit to the Monaco service center was anticlimactic. We had made the reservation more than two months in advance, because there was a chassis safety recall that required six hours of welding for repairs on the rear axle. Shortly after we arrived for our appointment, the technician reported that the recall did not apply to our coach! (when we arrived home, there was a letter that had arrived from Monaco saying it might not apply, as various chassis configurations were used during the model year. It told us what to look for)

We had some minor issues taken care of, and raided the cabinet shop discard dumpster for some cabinet doors for our bedroom TV cabinet. We removed that TV, which was never used, and made a two-shelf pantry, but it had rather funky homemade doors. We were able to find a replacement door pair that perfectly matched our other cabinets.
On the way home, we spent two nights at an RV park on the beach west of Charleston, west of Coos Bay. Cape Creek

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