Category Grants Pass

West Coast Spring 2018 – Kamp Angst

July 3 – 6 Feeling a bit better the next morning we broke camp and with a short drive ahead of us, I considered duplicating Joanna’s hike and bike of the day before but once contemplated, realized I really wasn’t up for the exercise.  So, we began our drive thinking we’d stop in Crescent City […]

West Coast Summer 2017 – Kamp Angst

August 13-16 It was a festive night at Kamp Angst that evening as we celebrated yet another gathering at this place that means so much to us.  Coming here was the first trip Joanna and I took as a couple not long after we moved in together in 1981 and we’ve returned almost every year […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Kamp Angst/Rogue River – Part Two

  Timeline: September 19-24 We arose the next morning ready for another big breakfast and weren’t disappointed.  This is not fancy food, but it is good quality and there is plenty of it, something like eating at home if your Mom was a good cook.  We made our own sandwiches this time, packed up our […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Kamp Angst/Rogue River – Part One

Timeline: September 19-24 We drove down out of Bend around the north side of Crater Lake and made way for the REI in Medford to pick up the Osprey pack I had ordered.  We arrived in good time, completed the transaction and then drove a short distance to a nearby In-N-Out, our first stop of […]

West Coast Spring Swing, Part Five

May 5-17 On the way back to Oakland on Friday we stopped in Grants Pass to get the car washed (it was very, very dirty), fill the tank, and pick up a big coffee at Dutch Bros Coffee, our go to stop just before getting on the I-5. I parked the car some feet away […]

West Coast Spring Swing, Part Four

May 5-17 Wednesday was our day to spend some time in Grants Pass, stopping at a brew pub we’d visited our last time through in 2015 and checking in with our longtime friend from Los Angeles, Mark.  We spent the morning reading and writing and in the early afternoon drove the forty minutes it takes […]

West Coast Spring Swing, Part Three

  May 5-17 We left Monday morning after seeing Jessica and Kris (J&K) off to work, heading north on I-80 towards Sacramento, stopping briefly at a Starbucks to redeem a reward, in this case a gigantic latte, before turning north on the I-505 (a nice short-cut eliminating the need to go into Sacramento) and hooking […]