Our Progressive Rally left Valley of the Rogue State Park and moved on to the Mill Casino RV Park in North Bend, Oregon. The temperature as advertised was only 62 degrees and a welcome relief from the heat we had been experiencing. We have also picked up a couple more people for our MOC progressive Rally.
This the first time Kathy and I have stayed at a casino RV Park. This one looks to be new and is very nice. All sites are full hookup and on the east edge of the actual bay here at Coos Bay. Although the casino is a short walk away they have a 24/7 shuttle that drives back and forth to the casino. A unique to us feature of this casino is a separate smoke-free slot room. The food at the restaurants is good and reasonably priced. Assuming that you include the money you spend gambling. :-) One thing that is different than Nevada casinos is the drinks are not cheap nor are they free while playing.
About twenty miles up the road is the Umpqua Lighthouse. We had read about this lighthouse because Bob and Linda of the Because-We-Can blog were volunteers here for 3 or 4 years and I read their blog about fulltime RVing back in my working days. So, the first thing we did in the area was go visit the Umpqua Lighthouse. After reading Bob and Linda’s posting and seeing their pictures it was like we knew the place without ever being there. The current volunteers are also fulltime RVers that just started on the road last year. They said that they first heard about the Umpqua Lighthouse from reading Bob and Linda also. Sometimes the RV world seems small.
A very unique feature of the Umpqua Light house is that its signal light is two white flashes followed by a red flash. We are hopeful that we will get back there some evening and maybe get some pictures of that.
The lighthouse has an excellent museum that tells the history of the lighthouse, the Light Keepers and later the Coast Guard that have been stationed there.
The lighthouse sits high on a bluff where the Umpqua River flows into the Ocean.