Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Boardman Marina and RV Park, Boardman, OR


On Sunday we headed east on I-84 for 125 miles to Boardman RV Park, a city park on the Columbia River.  It’s a beautiful full hook-up campground with lots of sites right on the water, and $19/night with Good Sam discount.  Guess we’re back to spending lots of money on gas and campsites. We got spoiled during our stay at Bonneville.


We stopped here to meet up with Chris and Frank, who have been full-timing in their 30’ Lazy Daze for almost 5 years. Debbie had met them in Albuquerque last year, and we have been reading their blog to get ideas on places to camp since they spend most of their time out west. We walked along the paved riverfront trail and went out to eat at Macario’s, one of the only restaurants in the little town of Boardman that was open on Sunday. It looked like a dump from the outside, but was actually a cute Mexican restaurant with very good food. We were pleasantly surprised.

It was fun to see Chris and Frank’s rig, since it is like ours, but they have done some major modifications. Gave us some good ideas, since we aren’t very creative.


We stayed a second night to relax and ride bikes along the river. The sign said there was a 12 mile trail but it seemed to end after a few miles. It was still nice to get out on the bikes, and it’s not raining, so we are happy.

We’ve now decided to join the Southwest Lazy Daze get-together the first week of December at Valley of Fire State Park near Las Vegas, so we have almost a month to work our way there.  It felt really good to be on the road again. Now if it will just get warm!

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