Oregon NROA 2016

On Fathers Day, June 19th we headed out to Oregon to attend the NROA (Northwood RV Owners Association) rally.  Northwoods is the maker of  our new  Arctic Fox 5th wheel trailer.  The rally takes  place at the Grande Hot Springs park  just outside of La Grande Oregon.

Just as exciting as the rally was the trip travelling thru Eastern Oregon from Northern California.  You may very well find yourselves in the middle of nowhere so be sure to have plenty of fuel.

Mt. Shasta
Mt. Shasta
Every plot of land seems to have a huge beautiful barn. I would love to have the wood off one of them.
Every plot of land seems to have a huge beautiful barn. I would love to have the wood off one of them.
Mic and I on a road side stop in what must of been a large family's wagon!
Mic and I on a road side stop in what must of been a large family’s wagon!
Only in Oregon would you see a cattle roundup, crossing the highway.
Only in Oregon would you see a cattle roundup, crossing the highway.
Half way between the equator and the North Pole.
Half way between the equator and the North Pole.
Parts of the Oregon Trail. We visited the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center near Baker City Oregon.
Parts of the Oregon Trail. We visited the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center near Baker City Oregon.
NORA Rally Never seem so many Northwood RV's!
NORA Rally
Never seem so many Northwood RV’s!
Osprey nest at the Grande Hot Springs (The old Eagles Hot lakes)
Osprey nest at the Grande Hot Springs
(The old Eagles Hot lakes)
Gathering at the NROA rally. Such great and friendly people and we are looking forward to attending again next year.
Gathering at the NROA rally. Such great and friendly people and we are looking forward to attending again next year.
While at the rally, many of us went on the Sumpter train trip. It takes you to a restored Gold dredger.
While at the rally, many of us went on the Sumpter train trip. It takes you to a restored Gold dredger.
Picture of the original train and crew.
Picture of the original train and crew.
The restored Sumpter Dredge
The restored Sumpter Dredge
Each bucket (72 in total) weights ton! This dredger is huge and only took 3 men to operate.
Each bucket (72 in total) weights ton!
This dredger is huge and only took 3 men to operate.
Great new friends we meet at the NROA Northwood RV Owners Association" Pete and Fran we both purchased our identical RVs at the same time)
Great new friends we met at the NROA Northwood RV Owners Association”
Pete and Fran we both purchased our identical RVs at the same time)

 

The Grande Hot Springs park was only a few miles from the Northwoods RV manufacture so we took a tour.
The Grande Hot Springs park was only a few miles from the Northwoods RV manufacture so we took a tour.

We had so much fun and met so many really nice people.  Now it is time to head back home and get ready to head up to Lake Almanor for the 4th of July with the kids and grandkids.

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