Traveling in Oregon

Traveling in Oregon

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
-Anais Nin


I spotted a Bindweed wildflower in Huntington Oregon at the Catfish RV Park on our walk.

Camping at the St Helen Elks Lodge #1999- Kevin and I had a great meal, good conversation and a friendly welcome at this elks lodge.  There are a few low branches on the city road leading into the lodge. There is camping with electric/water on a grass campsite. It cost $15.00 a night. The view of the Columbia River at the lodge bar & dining room is beautiful. While relaxing in the lodge we saw a barge going down the river. The dining & bar is non-smoking. This is a great lodge. I would return here.


I spotted the Red Clover or Cow Grass next to our camping site at the St Helens Elks Lodge camping area.

On our walks, I discovered several wildflowers in the St Helens Oregon area.

Oxeye Daisy

White Campion

Hairy Cat’s Ear or False Dandelion

Happy RVing!

Wildflower Spotting List


Lake of the Springs

Lake of the Springs Thousand Trails in California

We found a pull thru spot in site X-25.  This site has spotty Verizon internet, no at&t cell service, satellite good. The section with good cell service is I section. If I section had more working electric sites this place would be perfect.

We placed a Nemo trackable in a geocache near the campground. Hopefully, someone will find it and I can track it. The Nemo trackable’s mission is to travel the world one geocache at a time. A Mennonite bake shoppe is in Bangor, California. The Mennonite women are dressed in old-fashioned clothing inside the bake shoppe. The blueberry muffins were heavenly.

Lake of the Springs is a nice size lake about 41 acres. I saw people catch fish here. The wildflowers were blooming in the campground. We relaxed in our lounge chairs after a walk around the lake. I missed the internet but loved the birds, wildlife & wildflowers in the area. Kevin and I went looking for a farmers market but ended up on a fire road. It wrapped around a lake with several houseboats on it. We never found the farmers market but had a good adventure on the fire road.

We spotted two bald eagle flying around the campground store area. Kevin and I rented a two seater kayak for $8.00. While we paddled by the shore a bald eagle flew towards the lake looking for food. Its always a treat to see a bald eagle in action. We also had a good time seeing several deer in the campground.

Happy RVing!

Birds Spotted

  • American Robin
  • Pair of Bald Eagle
  • Western Bluebird
  • Crow
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Western Scrub Jay
  • Acorn Woodpecker