Saturday, July 31, 2004

The Eye of the Beholder

Well now...this is exciting! We're going to start posting photos. And they really ARE taken by Ron (mostly). Don't ask me how he does it...he is constantly amazing me.

Ron's legally blind. He has very low vision. You know the bad joke..."blind in one eye and can't see out of the other"? That actually describes Ron's vision pretty accurately. Somehow his brain works at filling in the blanks, and he takes the picture. Pretty cool!

Inner Vision

Oregon Coast Late Afternoon....not bad for a blind guy! Introducing Ron's "Inner Vision Digital Photography".

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Blue Sky, Blue Water...

...and a FREE place to park! 

Ron and I are on our own, in Coos Bay, Oregon.  We've got a great tip for you!

We found our way to the Mill Casino.  We arrived thinking it would be an overnight stop.  One reference we had stated you needed a permit.

Not so!

We're parked right at the edge of the parking lot, looking out at the Bay.  And every day we're joined by anywhere from 40-75 rigs. 

Here's how it can stay as long as you like (as long as you're  considerate of your surroundings).  It's free, the casino security patrols the parking lot day and night, and they don't mind how long you stay.  It's even quiet at night!

One guy has been here 3 months.  We've been here for a week.  You can get water in the parking lot, and there's a dump site in town. 

Rumor has it that the casino will eventually put in a "real" RV park.  Uh oh.  That might mean this will be a thing of the past.  But for now, this is great.  I have a lot of writing to do, and I need to sit still for a while.  Every once in a while a tug boat goes by, sometimes  pushing and pulling a great load of sawdust on a barge.  (presto logs anyone?)  Other times it might be a Coast Guard cutter.  The view is BLUE!  And sunny too.
It's also a great spot to base some coastal explorations from. 

If you're in the area in the next few days, stop by and say hi!  Look for our graphics, and the BIG satellite dish, on our prime waterfront property.