For those not familiar with Charleston, please access the web site http://coos-bay.net/ and click on the various links in that web site to learn more about the area. Our rally will be held one block from downtown Charleston. Within walking distance will be shops, restaurants, the drawbridge, the boat basin and docks. We have a very nice bakery within 500 feet of our rally and I hope it is still open for business (they were looking to sell last Fall). Our property is about 500 feet from the first marine estuary established in the USA.
The weekend we have picked has excellent clam tides at reasonable morning hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. We clam about 1000 feet from our house. I have a large garage that I put together last summer that we can use for any work on a coach. I have a dump site on the property that will be available to everyone as well as water to fill tanks. Propane is available about 4 blocks from our house.
Attractions in this area are
the beaches (4 of them within 5 miles),
the Coos Bay jetty (about 1 mile),
the southern end of the Oregon dunes (about 14 miles away), click here baby
an Indian casino (The Mill, about 7 miles).
I have access to 4 or 5 kayaks for kayaking in the bay in front of us.
It will be a lot of fun and I hope the weather works out. Last year it only rained 3 days in the whole summer and all in a row; just when I had the sides of my garage up with no roof and the wall insulation exposed. It can be foggy and cool for days on end, so if you do come, plan on some cool air in the mid-50's range; it gets into the low 70's on a hot day.
I have other plans up my sleeve and will develop them after I move. Parking will be on a first come, first serve basis. Since there are no up front fees, no one loses any money by not showing, but I do need to know who might be attending for planning, so please email me sometime between now and mid-May. I will be asking some people to coordinate a few planned activities or events.
Directions are not very hard to follow; you come into the area on Highway 101; either from the north or the south. There are signs that direct you to the Oregon beaches when you enter Coos Bay (from the south going north) or North Bend (from the north going south). Follow those signs and about 7 or 8 miles you will come to the Charleston drawbridge. Go over the bridge into Charleston, go about one block and take the first left (between the bakery and a mini-storage business). This is Roosevelt Rd. Go about 500 feet and our 2 lots with the big metal garage and white 2 story house is on the right. You can only go another 400 feet if you miss the place as the street dead ends. I will have another email out if needed before I move and another for sure somewhere around the first of July.
Hope you make plans to attend.