Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Newport, Oregon and meeting up with friends.

Whaler's Rest Thousand Trails
April 8th - 11th

A short drive up the road to Newport, Oregon and Whaler's Rest RV Resort. We love Thousand Trails!! We could not travel as much as we do without the membership. Some parks are fantastic and some are less than fantastic but for US$550 a year we cannot complain when we get 30 free nights a year and rest are $3 a night. Whaler's Rest is one of the better resorts, and it is just a walk across the road to get the beach. 

The drive was lot more interesting because the rain held off for a few hours.  We have to come back to Oregon. It is so beautiful along the coast. We also find Oregon a lot more relaxed than California. The beaches are wonderful and dog friendly!! Timmy likes that.

We found a good spot where we could get satellite and also we were able to pick up the wifi from the Adult Centre.

A trip to the beach and Seal Rock was on the agenda. 

While we were at Whaler's Rest we met up with friends, Jennifer and Kate. We met them last winter in Florida and vowed that if we were ever in Oregon we would look them up. We had a walk around the town for a while and took a look at some big seals in the harbor. Then we had a late lunch. It always so nice to re-connect with people we meet on the road.

Dee, Kate, Jennifer and Michael
Sea Lions jockeying for position on a floating dock.
Noisy and stinky!

Here are a few more photos that we took while we were at Whaler's Rest.

On our way to Newport, the sun was shining, so we stopped at Heceta Lighthouse again.

Looking toward Manzanita.

Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach

Jockey's Cap Rock

We took so many photos but it is impossible to show them all. Oregon has an astoundingly beautiful coast line. Can't wait to go back.

Thanks for coming along for the ride. Please feel free to leave a comment.


  1. Looks like more fun times there and meeting up with friends is a bonus as well, travel safe.

    1. Yes, a bonus for sure. The RV community is amazing.

  2. We can only hope that we will one day see the west coast as you are presently doing. Great pictures!
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  3. Anonymous9:28 AM

    We go to the Oregon coast a lot, the areas you visited are some of our very favorite..It is always raining when we visit, the summers we go to the Washington coast and eastern Washington wine country, it is gorgeous, come for a visit, we know many KOA places all over Washington and Oregon..have a wonderful time in the usa..ciao!

    1. Thank you for your comment. I wish we knew who you are. Anonymous just doesn't do it for us. :-) We will be back someday.

  4. Anonymous10:41 PM

    I'm so glad we got to see you!!

  5. In California there are the best beaches I've seen. They are really beautiful in every time of the year!