Monday, October 06, 2008
We left McMinnville early in the morning, Monday 10/06. It sprinkled on us most of the way. Traveling down the Oregon Coast was sometimes quite foggy too. I hate the fog. Going through one little town, we came across this guy who got high-centered across the road. I felt bad for him. It took awhile for him to get "unstuck". We sat with a line of traffic behind us and watched him struggle. I just had to take a couple of pictures. After he got "unstuck", we headed to North Bend, Oregon to stay at the Oregon Dunes KOA. Soon as we set up camp, Dan unloaded the quad and we headed for the dunes. We can ride to the dunes right from our spot at the KOA. Cool. The dunes here are HUGE! I only took a few pictures this time as we were in motion and I didn't get any of the big dunes. We drove south all the way to the end of the dunes and I took a picture of the bridge going into Coos Bay through the trees. Then we headed to the ocean so we could ride on the beach and I thought we'd NEVER get there! Just when you think that over the next dune you'll see the ocean, ya don't. All you see is more sand dunes. Dan only got us lost 3 times. hahahahaha.....Its really hard to judge where you are when everything looks alike! We finally found one of the "staging areas" in a parking lot. Hitting the pavement with the quad we heard a funny noise from the left, front tire. It was going flat. When we had been messing around in the dunes, Dan had accidentally hit a tree root and "nudged" the sidewall of the tire. He filled the tire up with "fix-a-flat" and we were off to follow the signs to the beach. Fix-a-flat, our best buddy. We've used it on the Harley a couple of times too. (That was scary!) I was gonna take some pictures but the front tires kept throwing sand up at my camera and it was starting to sprinkle, so I put the camera away. After the wind and rain storm a couple of days ago, the beach was covered in lots and lots of kelp. You could tell there had been a storm.....This is a nice KOA. And the bonus is not having to "trailer" the quad to the beach and dunes.