“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’ —Sylvia Plath
Camping at Sweet Home Elks Lodge #1972
The rv camping is surrounded by trees. It smells like we’re in a forest. Our fellow Elks members recommended a nice place for a walk & two good restaurants. The Point Restaurant has nice decor, a good view, and good service. The prices are high but the food is good. The Skyline Inn has a home-like decor. The food is okay. The service is good and the coffee is hot.
We had a choice of a couple trails we chose the one with the least uphill battle. The Royal Terrace Falls trails has birds, greenery, and nice refreshing waterfall. Sometimes, like walking in a city so I can explore the unique places in town but a walk in nature is refreshing. The Royal Terrace Falls is a place to enjoy nature.
The Sweet Home Elks Lodge has a great view of the area from the balcony outside of the lodge. The members are incredibly friendly. We visited with Wendy the lodge secretary/volunteer bartender and a few members for a few hours. The campsites are unlevel for our Class A 33ft motor home but our neighbor has a small travel trailer and he was level. We had DirecTV satellite and good wi-fi with our Verizon jetpack. We didn’t stay here long but I appreciated the friendliness of the members at Sweet Home Elks Lodge in Oregon to traveling RVer’s.
Next, camping in the Salem/Keizer area to do some exploring before the solar eclipse.