Dreaming Of Better Roads Ahead (#729)

I volunteered to be a park host at Umqua Lighthouse state park in Oregon for March, maybe April. Just a 400 mile trip up the coast from Westport; sounds easy enough, right?!
Well, Day 1 (yesterday) I drove 5 hours thru pouring rain. Stopped over in Klamath, California just 50 south of the Oregon border.

Day 2 (today) thank my lucky stars for no rain but then I waited in a line of motorists because 1 lane was closed due to an “active mudslide” Oh yeah, that means it is still coming down the mountain onto Highway 101.

After passing into Oregon, I learned that a section of the road north of Brooking closed due to big cracks in the road. A 15 mile detour took me on an “old country backroad” of hairpin turns, washed out sections and logging trucks around every blind curve. I renamed that one “hell road.”

Now in Port Orford for the night, I am crazy relieved. Remembering my “ahh” moment when I was driving around one ”holy shhhh…ugar” curve and there was a beautiful rhodie with blooming red flowers.

I knew spirit was saying, “it will all work out.”

The “Active Mudslide” on Highway 101



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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9 Responses to Dreaming Of Better Roads Ahead (#729)

  1. Alice says:

    Sounds like a frustrating drive. I’m so glad you’re safe n sound for the night.

  2. nomaggsrush says:

    Hope the remainder of your journey goes better 💐

  3. Cee Neuner says:

    Oh your poor thing. Right now in Canby it is snowing, We don’t have much, but ….

    • Lots of beautiful liquid sunshine for all those amazing flowers. Was actually planning on Valley of the Rogue in Gold Hill but they are getting hit hard with snow too.
      Be safe out there.

  4. Sherrill J Parry says:

    OMG I don’t know how you do it

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