I can't even imagine the work that goes into setting up the 300,000 LED lights every year. The show draws nearly 50,000 visitors during the month of December. That's an amazing number considering the fact that weather on this part of the coast is often not fit for man or beast at this time of year.
Shore Acres is located on at an especially scenic section of the Oregon coastline near the small town of Charleston and west of Coos Bay. It is about 65 miles from our home park location. Spectacular flowers are featured in the park for most of the year. Spring tulips, rhododendrons and later roses provide a year long colorful display for shoreline visitors.
Nearby Cape Arago and the Simpson Reef with thousands of sea lions shouting from rocks provide for additional tourist enjoyment. Shore Acres is also my favorite place to view and photograph huge Pacific waves hitting high rocky cliffs. I hope to show this in future blogs this winter.
Friday was shopping day in Coos Bay and North Bend. We took care of monthly purchases at Walmart and made special stops to pick up my favorite blend of Starbucks coffee (Komodo Dragon), get some RV cleaning products from Porter's RV and to score a couple of Dungeness crabs for Friday dinner. Crab season just began on the Pacific Northwest coast on Monday. Crab boat operators are already noticing a rapid decline during the first days of the season, which might not bode well for later availability or reasonable prices. We might just have to buy crab tags and get our own from the Port Orford dock.
After a fine day, clouds are beginning to roll in ahead of the next series of storms due to hit the coast this week. A new warning for 80 MPH winds has just been posted for Wednesday. The storm is also expected to be very wet.
We'll check back in with you soon and let you know if we have kept our heads above high water..........