I’m Gonna Be A Yurt Gal ~ (#728)

For several years I have wanted to volunteer at any number of Oregon state parks.  Other commitments kept me busy and unavailable but now, in a matter of days, I will get to do just that.

My volunteer assignment is at Umqua Lighthouse state park on Oregon’s central coast.  Close by is Winchester Bay on the Umqua River, Reedsport and Coos Bay.  Even Eugene is just a couple of hours away.

I am volunteering as Yurt Host which entails getting the yurts ready for guests, greeting them and sharing information about the area.  When they leave I prep the yurts for the next visitors.

Umqua has nature trails, a lake for kayaking and, of course, the lighthouse which sits high up on the headlands rather than down close to the sea.  The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area runs parallel to the park.

I am excited to explore the area in depth; not just passing through as I did in 2016.

Here are some other things I am excited about:

* No sales tax…….on anything.  Wait it gets better,

* It is illegal to pump your own gas in Oregon.  Yes, attendants come out and pump the gas for you (just like in the old days).

* The latest report has Oregon gas prices at $2.50 per gallon.  That is 50 cents less than here in California.  Guess who is not filling up until she crosses the border!

* The entire coastline of Oregon is open to the public ~ you can be sure I will be sending out some stunning photos along the way.

oxo ~ Annie





About TinCanTraveler

Born under a wand'rin' star.... living in my Winnebago, traveling the country, explorer/adventurer, photographer, writer, chi master, massage therapist, retired teacher/counselor, work camper. Appreciation for the freedom to do it all. Enjoying life's ultimate lessons of trust, respect, and grace.
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22 Responses to I’m Gonna Be A Yurt Gal ~ (#728)

  1. nomaggsrush says:

    Sounds wonderful, hope all goes well. Your gas prices astound me – we pay £1.30 per LITRE ….😣

  2. Leya says:

    Sounds great! Good luck with something you have wanted for a long time – satisfying!

  3. Sandra Pickard says:

    Hi there, I’m going to be in Portland Mar 19, 20 n 21st.
    If you’re close maybe we could meet.

  4. Sherrill J Parry says:

    sounds wonderful, how exciting. I envy you that trip. But you have to tell me what a Yurt is. After all I am from PA.

  5. Ruth Bell says:

    Sounds lovely. So much more exciting than staying in Florida. That is what I thought that you would be doing at the beginning of the season.

  6. Cee Neuner says:

    I’ve been down that far once…. many moons ago. You should have a wonderful time. And yes, I love not pumping my own gas and the no sales tax. 😀 Welcome to Oregon.

  7. Connie T says:

    It is cold at the light house but the yurts should be warmer, in further. Can’t wait to see some great pictures. The stones wrapped are lovely.

  8. Sounds like you have been there. Cool. Thank you.

  9. Alice says:

    Ooooo, this sounds very exciting, girl! I can’t wait to see your pictures.

  10. Aw…back at you. Planning a late autumn trip back east. Keep a day open for me 😉

  11. GUY J KURTS says:

    hey anne happy new year hope lifes well in your neck of the woods

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