By the time I picked up my mail yesterday, it was a bit late to start my trek to the coast. So I went as far as La Grande, where I got a hotel room, had a great, hot, long shower, found a laundromat and a do-it-yourself car wash. It's best to start a journey with as many things clean as possible. Then I was out the door and on the road early this morning.
It was. They've stopped allowing RV camping in their parking lot. Rats. It was such a handy—and free—place, a short walk to the beach or to Safeway. But I guess some people were abusing the casino's hospitality by camping there for months at a time. Thanks, jerks, for spoiling things for the rest of us.
So, I'm at the Three Rivers Casino in Florence instead. No ocean view, no grocery within a short walk, but it will do for now. I researched some other casinos and campgrounds along the southern half of the Oregon Coast. I'll check them out and report back.