Coos Bay, Oregon

Coos Bay has the awesome distinction of having had- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest filmed here with Jack Nicholsen. The infamous scene where Jack steals a boat can be imagined right outside the RV window as we drive by. It is a thriving city and fishing boats are still moored at the dock and all the store fronts appear to be open for business. Other Oregon coastal towns don't seem to be as fortunate.

We needed to drive to Coos Bay to have Tony's RV Repair have a look at our windshield that had popped out slightly after our "off road" adventure at Albee Creek in the redwoods. We lost a hubcap, a valve was severed on the back right inner tire and the lower kitchen cabinets separated just a little more from the wall due to the rough road conditions. We have promised each other that we will NOT drive on any more questionable roads!

Tony sent us to Area Glass & Mirror, Inc. and we are going to have the windshield either replaced or repaired depending on what they find when they attempt to fix it. Michael was told by an auto body repair shop in Crescent City that we might have actually bent the frame of the RV because we had put an anti-sway bar on the back to keep the RV from pitching so much. He said it was a bad idea because it made the back-end too rigid for the cab. Michael was pretty freaked out about it until Tony told us the sway bar is a fabulous idea and that it was just a windshield problem. The cost could be any where from $200.00, if all they have to do is remount the existing windshield and up to $375.00 if they have to replace it. We are very impressed with both Tony and Area Glass.

We can't have the repair work done until Thursday afternoon, so we are camping at Sunset Bay State Campground and got one of the last 2 sites left. It is now Wednesday morning and it is raining lightly and typical Oregon coast weather. Callie had a walk on the leash in the heavy drizzle and many campers commented on her not only walking on a leash, but in the rain no less!

Our drive from Crescent City was beautiful and Callie spent the entire time on the dash again. It has become her favorite place to be when we are traveling.

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