October 3-7, Valley of the Rogue State Park, OR
Saturday we headed inland and drove to Valley of the Rogue State Park – a very nice park between Grants Pass and Medford along the Rogue River. The only bad thing about this park is that it is right next to I-5 so you get a lot of traffic noise. We are meeting our friends from Terrebonne, OR, here, Doug and Barb. The Rogue River Greenway Trail, a 30 mile paved biking trail, goes through the park and it was nice walking the dogs on short walks along the river. The weather here has also been great - sunny and in the mid to upper 80’s.
On Sunday Doug & Barb joined us with their 5th wheel. Doug and Barb are the friends who were going to keep the dogs for us while we were on the cruise until their house flooded while they were on a two week trip. They had to move into their 5th wheel and have spent the last two months remodeling their house. The house is almost finished and they decided to take a break and also visit their son and grandson who live in Medford. They are expecting their first great-grandchild this week and wanted to be here for the birth.
Monday we all rode our bicycles along the paved trail about 3 miles downstream to the town of Rogue River. We cycled around this small river town and then headed back to the campground. It was a great ride on a beautiful sunny day.
Tuesday we all went to Jacksonville, a National Historic Landmark town with more than 100 historic buildings. Jacksonville was founded in 1851 after gold was discovered on the banks of Rich Gulch. We walked around town looking at all the historic buildings and window shopping. We had lunch at a little Mexican restaurant before heading back to the campground.
Wednesday we stayed in park relax and walking dogs. Camille and Cody are both doing much better – the have not coughed for a few days now so, hopefully, they are over their kennel cough. Doug and Barb spent most of the day in Medford as their great-grandson, Jaxon, was born Wednesday afternoon – congratulations to the new parents, grandparents and great-grandparents! We really enjoyed getting together with Doug and Barb again and catching up with what has been going on in their lives.