Monthly Archives: July 2009

The Ambassador Hits the Road

Actually this was our second trip out this year.

We decided to take the Ambassador up the Northern CA coast by way of Weaverille, CA to visit family. We stayed at a nice little place called Bigfoot RV in Junction City,CA.
Bigfoot RV campsite

After the owner saw the Ambassador he was quick to show me a sticker on his store window. His campground had hosted a vintage rally in the past.
Vintage Rally Sticker

After our visit we wanted to head to the coast for cooler weather. Of course we had to stop by McKinleyville, CA to see the World’s Largest Totem Pole as found on The totem pole is over 500 years old and made of redwood. According to the site, someone else build a taller one so they had to add a pole to regain the World’s Largest title. 😉
World's Largest Totem Pole

Totem Pole Sign

From there we headed to the Trees of Mystery. Unfortunately with the parking situation, I could not get a shot of the trailer with Paul Bunyan :-(.
Trees of Mystery, California Coast

After finding a local campground we headed to Ocean World the next day to pet some sharks ;-).
Ocean World, Crescent City, CA

Next we headed up the coast into Oregon. We landed a a decent KOA there and headed for the West Coast Walk Through Safari. Its a pretty neat place where you walk among the dear, goats, lamas, etc… as you walk around the park. The kids loved it.

Of course we had to stop by the beach during our coastal stay.
Beach in Southern Oregon.  No one in sight.

On our drive back down the coast of Oregon we ran across the Prehistoric Gardens. A interesting walk through of dinosaurs and plants.
Prehistoric Gardens

We headed back inland via the Oregon Caves and Grants Pass. We missed the Grants Pass Caveman, maybe next time.

Some shots of the caves.
Oregon Caves
Oregon Caves

We did find a great state park that had full hookups! We use all the time and found this little gem there. The cost was about half that of private campgrounds.
State Park in Oregon

One more roadside attraction was the Black Bird of Medford Oregon. It looks like its the mascot for a hardware store. They probably wondered why we stopped by :-).
Black Bird of Oregon

We had an nice trip. The trailer did really well. We even got our first *thumbs up* heading down the freeway!

See ya down the road!
Rouge River

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