Have you ever wanted to sell everything you own and just "take off?" Travel the country's back roads, paddle down a meandering stream, experience breath-taking mountain views, walk among 100-year old trees, and just marvel at America's beauty? That is the dream that my partner, Betsy, and I decided to make a reality. This blog describes our adventure. The food we eat, people we meet, sights we see, and the enjoyment we find in traveling.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Down the coast to Florence, Oregon

Rumor had it that Florence was one of the cutest towns along the Oregon coast.  That rumor turned out to be true.  The drive from Tillamook to Florence down HWY 101 was pretty breath taking and I was glad that Betsy was driving and I got to take in the full scope of this dynamic coastline.  Ha, ha for Betsy! 

Before we ventured downtown, we met some blog readers and fellow bloggers themselves, Peter and Larry. We love it when blog readers contact us and want to meet.  The guys were great to talk with and we were glad they came over that night for a glass of wine.  It is so nice to listen to other people’s travels and their advice on places to visit.  Thanks guys, hope we see you next summer in the Canadian Maritimes.  So for anyone who reads RV-A-GOGO we would love to meet you if you are ever near us.  

Florence has a lively old town that is a great place to watch boats come and go, stroll along the harbor side boardwalk and take in the charm of local shops, galleries and restaurants.  We found a great little outdoor market to buy fresh produce (including gorgeous chanterelle mushrooms) and a market patio overlooking the harbor where we enjoyed the activity.  The weather was sunny and perfect so we were loving being outside and exploring a new town.




Florence was just a one night stop for us, but, a really great one.  Sorry we could not spend more time there but we are migrating a little farther south to Bandon, Oregon.



4 comments:

  1. You will love Bandon, the lighthouse, the vibrant downtown, the farmer's market on Friday and Saturday (go on Friday, there was no produce on Saturday), fish and chips--and Spirit will love the deserted beaches!

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  2. Just north of Bandon is the fishing town of Charleston - the drive from there to Cape Arago is just 5 miles and is really beautiful - plus you can stop at Simpson Reef and see thousands of seals and sea lions hauled on the reef! Truly not to be missed! A gem on the south coast.

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  3. Just north of Bandon is the fishing town of Charleston - the drive from there to Cape Arago is just 5 miles and is really beautiful - plus you can stop at Simpson Reef and see thousands of seals and sea lions hauled on the reef! Truly not to be missed! A gem on the south coast.

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  4. Janna is so right about the farmer's market. We went on Saturday and all we got was one bunch of kale. You are entering our favorite area of our 2013 travels....right next to Anza Borrego Desert.

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