It’s A Circus

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 292015

It’s been a circus here at the South Jetty Thousand Trails preserve in Florence, Oregon this weekend. RVs have been going every direction on the narrow roads, meeting head on and having to back up, and trying to shoehorn large rigs into small, tight sites. So far nobody seems to have lost their temper and they all seem pretty good natured about things. We’ve been staying inside and watching the show.

We’ve seen everything in here from huge diesel pushers to van conversions, but this old Barth motorhome that was parked across from our site when we first arrived has been my favorite. Although they were not produced in great numbers, never more than 300 units a year, Barths were high end rigs built for upscale buyers. Here is an interesting story on the company from the Tin Can Tourists website.

Old Barth Motorhome South Jetty small

Of course, if you want to go really upscale and take all of your toys with you, this is the way to go. I wondered how they got that boat up there until I found this You Tube video showing the process. No thanks. I think I’ll wait until we get a place in Florida to get a pontoon boat.

Bus and pontoon

Up until yesterday the weather has been nice, but then it turned cold and damp. My hands were throbbing by noon and I only managed to knock out about 650 words in my new book before I had to stop. Hopefully it will warm back up in the next day or two.

Our friend Nancy Kissack is staying at the Elks lodge campground on the north side of town and came by to visit yesterday. The Elks have several RV sites with water and electric on the blacktop parking lot at the lodge in town, and also the very nice campground where Nancy is staying, which has nice RV sites with water, electric, a dump station, and WiFi. The next time we are in the area that’s where we’ll stay. This campground is just too busy and crowded for us.

Florence Elks campground 2 small

Florence Elks campground small

Nancy is fascinated with weaving, so she wanted to see Terry’s loom in action. She had a lot of questions and Terry shared a lot of information with her about how to set the loom up, how the different foot pedals and heddle arrangements create unlimited patterns, and shuttles and such. I have a suspicion that there’s a loom in Nancy’s very near future.

Congratulations Angela Callahan, winner of this week’s drawing for an audiobook of Highland Passage by J.L Jarvis! We had 78 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon!

Thought For The Day – Some people just drain the nice right out of you.

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  3 Responses to “It’s A Circus”

  1. I’ve already got it picked out Nick … just need to pry some cash out of my wallet!!

  2. Nick: When it’s cold and damp and your hands are throbbing, then go inside your RV to type. HA

    Yep, love Florence’s Elk rv park.

  3. right now we are park at Winnebago industry, ready to part with $$$$$ for repairs, one repair we may have to wait is replacing my couch, we thought it would be a bit cheaper to come to the factory, when we signed in the lady asked about replacing the couch, they quoted $3-5 thousand to replace it. We need to talk to the tech to see if they can do it for much cheaper since we have been quoted by another Winnebago dealer in TX for between $700-1000 plus $400 for freight. We know that are ac repair will run about $3k. cross your fingers for us please.

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