Today is our last day in Oregon. And did we ever get to see it in full color along the coast!
We both agree that so far on this journey, Oregon has now become our favorite.
And that is saying a lot, considering the incredible beauty and scenery of the other 9 states we’ve visited to date.
For us, it really comes down to how much diversity Oregon has to offer.
You are just a few hours from snow covered mountains, an ocean view, or incredible forests.
All with incredible hiking, biking and views that are sensational. And that doesn’t even count the incredibly fertile valleys and farmlands of the interior portions of the state.
The Last Day In Oregon
We drove to Bullards Beach State Park to spend our last day a little closer to the California border.
The park was in pristine condition, and filled with campers for the weekend. It always makes for a fun time when the campgrounds are full of people and life.
It was a short walk from our campground site to the ocean. And as you can see from the photo and video below, the views were spectacular.
On the drive to our campsite, we passed through several coastal towns that each had their own unique look and feel. We both love stopping as we drive through the tiny towns. It gives us a chance to sample local food ( clam chowder for one), and stroll through all of the shops.
The Lumber Barges
If there was one thing that really came as a surprise on the drive, it was the lumber barges. Barge after barge in the port towns were being loaded with huge logs. With some of the ships carrying thousands of logs at a time.
It really drove home the fact to us just how much the timber industry and Oregon go hand in hand.
It is hard to believe that our time in Oregon is coming to a close. And that means California is up next!
It will take us close to two weeks to work our way through the lengthy state. And remember, if you have any suggestions for us to see, be sure to leave it on our California page! Happy Traveling – Jim and Mary
CURRENT TRIP STATS
- Day 75 of 365
- States Visited: 11 / 50
- National Parks / Monuments Visited : 10
- Stayed In : Ballards Beach State Park, Oregon
- Miles Driven : 161.4
- Total Trip Miles To Date : 7937.9
- Total Gallons Used : 592.38
- Biking Miles : 0.0
- Biking Miles To Date : 142.5
- Hiking Miles : 2.3
- Hiking Miles To Date : 171.1
About Our Living Simple Tour
On September 9th, 2019, we set out in our NuCamp T@B 400 Teardrop Camper to travel to every state. You can check out all of our dates here : Dates for the States
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