September 23-27, 2015 – Newport, OR
Wednesday morning we said good-bye and thank-you to Tim and Teri and headed south to the Oregon Coast. It was a beautiful drive especially once we reached the coast – we really like the rugged Oregon coast. We are staying at South Beach State Park just south of Newport. This is a very nice state park and we can hear the surf and sea lions barking from our site. There are a number of paths from the campground to the beach and the path closest to us is ½ mile long and another down the road a short distance is ¼ mile to beach. We do not plan to do much sightseeing other than drives along the coast as we spent time here four years ago and did a lot of sightseeing on that trip.
Camille’s urinary tract infection is clearing up but she is still limping and Cody’s eye is getting better.
Friday morning Cody woke up coughing – we were afraid it is kennel cough so we took both dogs to a vet in Newport. Our fear was confirmed and Cody has kennel cough but so far Camille does not. We also had the vet look at Camille’s toe and discovered that it was swollen to more than double its original size. She x-rayed it and it is not broken but is very badly bruised. We had only been back to the 5th wheel a few hours when Camille started coughing so we had to go back to the vet to get medicine for her. Two more strikes against the kennel - we have decided that we will never put our dogs in a kennel again as we have spent more than $750 on vet bills since we picked them up on Monday.
Saturday morning we stayed home to watch the dogs as they are still coughing. After lunch we decided to take a short drive to Depoe Bay to visit the Whale Watching Center but the town was so busy we couldn’t find a parking spot so we decided to head back to Newport and stop at some overlooks on the way.
Here is a classic photography mistake – we now have a picture of a picture of Nancy taking a picture - if you look closely you can see the second picture in the small oval mirror at the bottom right side of the big mirror – anyway, despite this mistake, it is a great picture of the coast.
The dogs are doing better but we stayed at the 5th wheel on Sunday and caught up on some chores, did some reading and walked dogs around the park.