|Our excellent site|
Then the next day we went to Mountain Home, ID to another very nice campground, Mountain Home RV Resort, extremely well done as well. Then on to Burns, OR, to a small, friendly pleasant park, Burns RV Park. It was a rainy day that was topped off with a problem. When I extended the driver side bedroom slide, it didn't sound right, so when I went to retract it a few inches to put it back out I realized it wouldn't move at all! Well, at least it was still early in the day especially since we got transitioned into pacific time. It wasn't something we could ignore, seeing as the slide would not move at all. So we pop up the bed, open it up and take a look and nothing is immediately apparent. Hmmm. So I start to dismantle the electric mechanism.
|The shear pin in the brass gear had broken|
Once I got it apart I found the shear pin had broken into pieces.
So I ran up to the campground office to ask if there was somewhere in town to get a shear pin. He said you're in the right place this being a farming area, you have at least 4 places to pick from:-) So in about 15 minutes I had a replacement!
We had to cut it to length, but got it all installed, and put it to the test, worked perfectly. Hooray, another disaster taken care of.
|Getting it all aligned|
|All back together|
So with that solved, we were ready to leave in the morning for our last leg into the Eugene area. We planned to spend a couple nights at a nice campground we had visited last year, yeah we were here last year too, wow, Guaranty RV Park in Junction City, OR. That way we would be in place to get the coach to the paint shop first thing Monday morning. But in the meantime we had talked to friends Larry and MaryEllen about a potential meet up, and in conversation they told us about a Triple D place in Junction City called Junkyard Extreme. So we pretty much had to give it a try.
|A pretty cool funky place|
|You order at the window|
|Now that is a bratwurst, yummy too|
|And that is a BURGER!|
It was a cool little hole in the wall, and the food was excellent! We wanted to go preview the paint shop and decided since this year has been bereft of restaurants, we would try another take out place called Newman's Fish Company after. It was truly sensational, excellent fish and chips.
|A little too thick for me, but flavorful and full of clams, clam chowder|
|Now this was the bomb.|
Scallops, cod, and halibut perfectly cooked
crisp outside, juicy inside and no grease!
They also had a fresh fish market, so we decided since we were in Oregon, we deserved a Dungeness crab cocktail, so we made our own.
|Now that's a cocktail hour|
So we dropped off the coach at the paint shop and headed over to an AirBnB for a few days. We were very pleased with the accommodations. It worked out well for us. So each morning we would go see and tend to poor Bert who had to stay in the coach the whole time, so we got to see little bits of progress.
We also had a very nice visit with dear old friends, Larry and MaryEllen. We decided to meet in the middle at an outdoor restaurant in Salem, OR, and enjoyed a very nice lunch, but more importantly a delightful visit. Great seeing you guys!
We were surprised again when we got a call that our coach was going to be ready a day early! So it turned out our very enjoyable evening at our BnB was our last night.
We went and picked it up, it looked beautiful, and went back to Guaranty for a couple nights.
And on our second night we were nicely surprised with an unexpected arrival of Jan's sister, Karen and Tom in their motorhome. We enjoyed a nice evening and dinner with them. Then the next day we all went out to lunch together before we hit the road. We went a whole 60 miles south to a little town of Westfir to a really nice campground, Casey's Riverside. And when they say riverside they mean it, we are right on the river, awesome!