Friday, June 29, 2018
The first call was made by Jeanette to our insurance company. They said we had no collision insurance. What!!! Hopefully this will be straightened out today. The insurance company had no suggestions for a repair facility or towing company. Klamath Falls was the closest town at 51 miles to the south of us, so we called Courtesy Auto & RV Center in Klamath Falls, they did not do body work but recommend Excel Auto Body and also Ace Towing. An hour and a half later Ace Towing was hooking us up as in the above photo.
We are now parked at Excel Auto Body, shown in the lower photo. Not bad, free parking and WiFi. We hope to get a rental car today, and by Monday be at the Railroad Park with birthday cake and presents.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Jeanette & Glenn on Lagoon BoardwalkA week with temperature forecast to 90 degrees in Salem caused us to block out our schedule and head to the coast. Our friend Glenn was camped at Waxmyrtle Campground, so it was a no-brainer to start there. Waxmyrtle is a Siuslaw National Forest Campground located on the Siltcoos River south of Florence. We first met Glenn three years ago this month while we were volunteering in the Snowy Plover program and both camped at Waxmytle. He, in turned, started volunteering here. This past winter he stopped volunteering and started traveling, and we have literally spent the last six months catching up with him and birding. In Arizona we met up at Davis Camp in Bullhead City in December, then Lake Havasu State Park, then Cattail Cove State Park, then Oxbow Campground. He spent the rest of the winter in Texas where we did not go, but when he got back to Oregon we spent a week birding in the Salem area, and later joined him camping and birding at Indian Ford Campground near Sisters. We arrived here at Waxmytle Campground yesterday afternoon, and of course soon after getting set up we went birding. The above photo was taken at Lagoon Campground, just accross the road from Waxmytle. It's great to spend time together birding again.
Evening view of Siltcoos Estuary