Our visit to Oregon included an opportunity to reconnect with old friends.
We driveway camped with friends in Portland and had some fun there, too. Here is Mike working on a toilet and a sink (with dog helpers) We attended some local farmers markets and food events and even spent a night at the dirt-track oval races We guerrilla camped in a busy 7-11 parking lot for one night without any disruption or hassles. And we were invited to a Portland Vanagon meet up event where we gave LOTS of tours of our van to the folks who showed up. It was great to meet some friendly van and VW owners from Portland. We had donuts, conversation and shared modification ideas with each other. I hope the group continues to meet for info-swaps and camaraderie! As we left the West side of Oregon we discovered the beauty of the rugged, volcanic mountain areas. Here is a photo of the Sisters (mountains) and Lava Beds area. We spent our final Oregon night at a hot springs campground and had to pose for the requisite teepee photo- We also made a pumpkin stop to celebrate October being the month that everything is better with pumpkin flavor!
Please keep in touch with us as we move in towards our one year anniversary of full-time, van life, on the road! Help us celebrate this little victory and make plans for the next 6 months!
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