Sunday, October 10, 2021

Haulin to and home from Oregon

Middle son, Fenton has landed a new job for the Oregon Air National Guard. So he and his family are making the move to Seaside. 
Despite the fact that I'm not happy they are going so far away  I offer to help with the move.

So we toss my bike into the U-Haul truck for the trek to Oregon. I'll drive one of their cars to the new house, then when we get the truck unloaded in Seaside I'll ride the bike home.

The sunset on the way to Oregon, taken through a bug spattered windshield.

We stop at Camp 18 a few miles outside of Seaside for some leg stretching.. Its a pretty cool place.

Apparently more counter weight was needed on this truck. They welded extra frame on the front, stuck a Caddy motor on it, and ran a drive shaft back through the original engine and on to the tranny and pto.

The bike (and household goods) transport.

We stayed here while waiting for the laborious process of the closing..
Its a nice place to stay, but the waiting and waiting drove us nuts!

Still we go to lunch.

Clam "chadA"

It's a good plan and when the house FINALLY closes, we unload the truck. Kudos to his new co-workers several of whom showed up to help! They tore into that truck and it was soon empty...lucky for me... I as I was quickly running out of gas! 

And the new house!

So in two days I depart for home.

Obligatory pic with bike...

Cool covered bridge

I stop in Bend for a couple of days. 
Looking off the deck.

The weather has cooled a bit and I really didn't pack for the cooler temps....that's ok, at least I packed my 'lectric vest and I wore my I survived...
I drew a smiley in the frost....

Another stop in Ontario and then I made it home.
Cold weather be darned, I'm very glad I was able to go over and help with the move. I'm excited to go back and see the house when it is all moved in and arranged!


RichardM said...

Seaside is a really nice though it tends to get crowded on weekends. Too close to Portland.

Ken said...

Richard - Yes, crowded! But the clam chowder at the Crabby Shack on Broadway makes up for it.