"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood... And sorry I could not travel both. I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference." --Robert Frost

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Last Times on the Oregon Coast

Brookings, Oregon
Elks Lodge

Our time at Harris Beach State Park ended and they were full, so we made a short move to the Elks Lodge in town.  $25, W/E/Dump, #11. It's a very nice lodge.  It's one of the few that has been totally updated in the last few years.  The camping area behind has ample spacing, pavement, with a little grass and large trees behind. 
They have a large bar area, tables, a wall of windows overlooking a bit of the ocean and a game section.
3 pool tables, slots and darts.

This shuffleboard game was so much fun!
We got back together with my sister-in-laws Mom & her husband at the Elks for a great dinner.  Afterward we went back to the Fat Irish Pub for dessert.  
Sherri's birthday is a couple of days after mine so we celebrated both!
To end my birthday celebration, the next night, Steve and I went back to The Black Trumpet for dinner.  Steve had Cioppino and I had a delicious steak.  
We split a Creme Brulee.

Our very last day was a busy one.  We were up early to head back to the docks to grab some fresh crab.
Steve chose 2 and had them cleaned and packed up so we could have them later.
Down the road a bit was the "Largest Cypress Tree in Oregon".
It was on the same grounds as the Chetco Museum but it was closed.
We just walked around the grounds admiring all the blooming flowers.

Geez, I was only away from the truck for a few minutes.  Listen to Hurley as I come back!!
He always misses me.  Sometimes Steve does the same thing ;-)

Next up was a drive further north to eat lunch in Gold Beach.  Along the way we took all the pull outs to admire the views and walk on the beaches.

Lunch was at the Port Hole Cafe.  They are supposed to have the best Clam Chowder.  Steve thought it was amazing.  My Breaded Spicy Shrimp was yummy too.
There are many port holes in the restaurant.  This one gave us a great view of the Rogue River Bridge.
After lunch we took a drive to the other side.  The food was good but Brookings is a much prettier town and laid out nicer.

On the way back we stopped at a few more spots for more walks.  This was our favorite thing to do.

This is Kissing Rock.
One final view of the Brookings coastline as we drove off the next day.
More Elk in the marshes after crossing back into California.
We sure got lucky enjoying 2 weeks of mostly good weather.  Just after crossing the California border the rain started up.  It did make for some pretty misty pictures.

We stayed the night at the Eureka Elks Lodge and had enough of this and that left over from our Farmers Market haul to make a Crab Boil.  It was delicious!  What an enjoyable trip!  We'll be back in California for Easter before arriving in Placerville for Mother's Day.


  1. With all those food pics your post should include a warning to view after eating. 🤣 Great pics of the coast. Hurley is hilarious! Safe travels.

    1. We ate to our hearts content! Hurley is such a goof.

  2. Too funny, Hurley is just hilarious. Glad you had good weather, you really were fortunate as we've been there with rain every single day.

    1. Fir the most part we did have very good weather!

  3. Dogs always miss their moms - cute video. Not sure we will ever get to Oregon, so I appreciate the details.

    1. As Fulltimers how could hog skip the NW? Too beautiful!

  4. We love clam chowder! You two certainly take advantage of your Elks membership. We have thought joining a time or two. But for now we will continue to wing it.

    1. The Elks have come in handy when we need/want to be in a certain area and there’s nothing else around, or affordable. Steve loved the chowder!

  5. If we had beaches that were that beautiful, it would be our favorite place to walk also. The boil looked amazing.

    1. The beaches on the West Coast vary greatly from more tropical down south to rocky and rugged up north.


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