July 22, 2007

Cow Creek Band...A Tribe Of The Umpqua

Seven Feathers RV Resort in Canyonville offered our first glimpse of a true motorcoach "resort." The park is surrounded by pine covered hills..creating an illusion that you are actually nestled far and away in the mountains of Oregon, isolated from all of civilization. But actually, you are less than a mile from Interstate 5 and the large gambling casino who owns this park. A wide array of ammenities are available for it's travelers...landscaped extra long pads, an indoor pool,spa and fitness center, showers, laundry facilities, walking trails, wi-fi, cable tv, free shuttle to to the casino, etc.

No sooner did mom and Pete disembark from their bus, when the search for the winning machine commenced. We managed to win enough for a tank of gas for our car...but they ended up contributing to the tribe's retirement fund. Fortunately for Seven Feathers, "One with the Machine Cha-ching" Susie, could not make the trip up here, otherwise we'd probably have to pay for pool and internet use to cover their losses...and Sus...the "Dueces Wild" were so wild, they took the night off. The next morning we had to bid "hasta la vista" to mom and Pete, wishing them a fun-filled Canadian Rockies tour.

But the most beautiful attraction in this area is a legendary flyfishing river ...The Umpqua. The river attracts anglers from all over the world in search of brown & brook trout, chinook, coho & sockeye salmon...and the king of them all...the native steelhead, which makes its run to the sea in the summer. The clear emerald waters flow literary wild, with miles and miles of uninhabited shoreline. And we were rewarded for our search for wildlife. Our short drive following the river west showcased a mighty golden eagle (the size of a turkey) demonstating it's hunting prowess as it flew over the shallow bedrock of the shoreline with its most recent catch in its talons.
We now ready ourselves again for the road, as we head west toward cooler tempertures and Winchester Bay...
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