Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Emigrant Lake Park Ashland Oregon

Well we moved about a week ago and have been spending a very nice week
at a county park campground just outside of Ashland, Oregon.

Our home since last Monday has been Emigrant Lake County Park.
Our camp loop is called "The Point RV Park"

Nice sites on Emigrant Lake, we have a great view, nearly deserted campground
and full hookups with 50 amp service.

I also have a super strong Verizon signal so getting work done here is a breeze.

Site 16 Emigrant Lake - The Point RV Park
A view of our side from across the loop. 

The view from the front windshield.

The nicest site in the campground is site 21 a long pull-thru at the tip of the point.
The problem was that like so many places these days - some Turkey
(not the Thanksgiving kind) reserved the spot for the weekend and then never showed.

Site 21 Emigrant Lake - The Point RV Park
Just outside of the park boundary are some beautiful homes and wineries. 

Downtown Ashland is very cool.

A college town and liberal bastion in Southern Oregon,
it is known for its Shakespeare Festival, its arts scene, and generally
eclectic and interesting mix of inhabitants.

Ashland has become a retirement destination for cash flush retirees from
Southern California, and the housing prices have grown to match the influx
of those seeking a more laid back lifestyle.

Numerous fine eating establishments along with shopping of all types
line the attractive main drag thru town.

Running off the main street is Lithuia Park the Crown Jewel of Ashlands
many town parks.

The ice skating rink at the entrance to the park.

We arrived in town past peak fall color in this area so we did not get to
see the park in full bloom, but it must be incredible in the Spring and Fall because it
was lovely still at this late date.

Over 100 acres of both manicured and wild areas, it began life in the late 1800s
and contains Japanese Gardens, Formal Rose Garden, trees of all types and
has Ashland Creek running right thru the middle of the park.

One of the several beautiful reflective pools in the park.

Another beautiful spot to hang out.

On Thanksgiving morning we had a beautiful sunrise.

Kate prepared a delicious Thanksgiving Feast!
Turkey Breast, Stuffing, and all the trimmings.
(Notice the Doodles in the background)

Dinner is almost done and still in the background the Doodles are waiting
for a handout.

Today is our last day and this morning a Bald Eagle took a perch in a tree
not too far away.

Tomorrow - Weds - we are wheels up again for a 3hr trip down Interstate 5.
We are working our way slowly to Ron & Maxines for the holidays.

Our next stop is Red Bluff, Ca, then on to Napa before we invade R&M's place.

We are looking forward to some warmer weather and drier conditions.


  1. Ashland is a great place, we have been there. You need to load up on wine, mighty fine, all of it. I just love love love the pictures of the kids waiting in the back for Thanksgiving hand outs. Tooooo cute. Love Gracie and Lucy. Hugs to Momma Kate. Great job Greg.

    1. Thanks Hayden. Hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving too. All of us here send our love back your way. Hugs to you both.

  2. As always I so enjoy your posts. That Thanksgiving meal looks delicious. I can see why the girls were wanting a few bites. Chili sends his love to them. Hello to Kate from me. We hit the road in about 3 weeks heading to Arizona for the winter. Hope to see you guys somewhere while we are out that way.

    1. We will be in Q. Kate is practicing up her rendition of American Pie. 😀 She did try to buy a Mandolin the other day but I had to put my foot down. Besides saving your ears - there is just no more room in the bus for Crapola.

  3. Sounds like I’d love Ashland! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, the meal looked yummy! But the doodles looked hungry lol. Glad to read the blog. The last one I read but my phone wouldn’t let me comment. Have fun and be safe!

    1. I think you would like it...It sort of reminds me a bit of Asheville, NC. The same offbeat vibe. Give the gang a hug & kiss from us.

  4. As usual, a great post! It's always fun to see where you are having fun....and you certainly know how to have fun! Miss hanging out with you!

  5. We can’t wait to see both of you in az.tell Ron And Maxine we said Hi and wishing all a Merry Christmas and happy New Year

    1. Hey Stan, We are looking forward to seeing you and Marylyn too. Happy Holidays to you guys as well.

  6. Dramatic pictures! My heart breaks for those people in California. It's impossible to comprehend the level of devastation, but your pictures were very eloquent. Thank you.


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