California Trip 2006

Day 15

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Fall is in the air and the evenings are nippy. This morning we woke up to 28 degrees, burr! Today we travel to Bend, Oregon where we plan to spend two nights and see the sights.

It was a sunny and breezy trip north with the temperature never getting much above 60.

Sculpture Garden
Living Memorial Sculpture Garden dedicated to all veterans

We stopped by the Living Memorial Sculpture Garden just 13 miles north of Weed on Highway 97.

The Greatest Generation   The Nurses
The Greatest Generation - The Nurses

Those Left Behind   Korean War Veteran
Those Left Behind - Korean War Veteran

The Peaceful Warrior   Coming Home
The Peaceful Warrior - Coming Home

Flute Player   The Why Group
Flute Player - The Why Group holding the moon


It is a very moving experience to stop by and spend some time looking at the sculptures. They honor the people who have served in the military protecting our country. If you are ever in the area it is well worth taking the time to see.

The rest of the trip was pretty uneventful with lots of beautiful scenery.

Mt. Shasta
Mt. Shasta

The large flat valleys that seem to come up after every mountain pass are really beautiful.

We arrived in Bend, Oregon and were going to stay at the state park but they were full by the time we got there. We scrambled to find another RV park and stumbled upon the Crown Villa Resort.

Crown Vill Resort
Crown Villa Resort

WOW what a place! We were surprised that they even let us in with our fourteen year old trailer. They apparently have restrictions on who they let in. We passed muster and set up our trailer amongst the very large and fancy diesel pushers.

Crown Villa Camping
Our spacious camp spot at Crown Villa Resort.

The campsites are very spacious with lots of green space between campsites. They have tennis, golf and even a concierge service available. They deliver coffee and a newspaper to your site each morning. Of course this all comes at a price. The spot we are in cost $55 per night compared to $26 a night at the state park.

The only downside to the place is a train yard or crossing that is not very far away and the train whistles during the night are more than one would like.

We barbecued steak on the patio and had a really nice quiet evening.


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