Our last trip of the summer was to take our new to us, toad, to get some work done.  She is a 1986 Suzuki Samurai and when we got her her motor was running but tired.  So after much research and checking around we decided to repower with a 1999 sidekick motor.  The 1.3 as was put out about 50HP, and when we got to the homestead we had no power with a carburated motor.  We came to a hill around 10,000 feet up Mt. Lewis, we had lots of traction but no poop.  The sidekick motor at 1.6 and fuel injection will put out about 90hp and will self adjust via computer for altitude.  So next year we will visit that hill again.


   We took our little yeller toad to Hawk Strictly Suzuki in Merlin, OR.  We have dealt with William there and can't say enough good.  If you have a suzuki problem, he knows what you need to fix it.


    After dropping off the toad we headed about 5 miles up the Rouge river to Indian Mary Campground.  We stayed two days and we will return.  A really nice Josephine County park, we opted for full hook-ups at 22 bucks a night.  It is right on the Rouge.  So below is our trip in our usual blog style.  Enjoy!


On the way down to drop off the toad.


Our camp site at Indian Mary Campground.


From the back.


Local wildlife.


We did learn something about Ol Cool Paw.  It seems he loves to go rock fishing.  We knew his best friend is "sticky".  You throw sticky and Luke goes to get his friend!  It appears he loves "rocky" as well.


Rock fishing 101

Find and identify rock with your paws and position for pick-up.


Submerge head to retrieve your friend rocky.


Bring your friend to the beach where their safe.


Ducks feeding.


Folks in drift boat fishing on by.  The steelhead were running.


Looking up river



As I said we will come back here again someday.  I would rate it a 7 due to road noise, it is close to the road.  But so is the river..lol.  Joy says she would say a 8 or 9 due to acorns falling on the Cabana roof.  We did stay a second night so couldn't be much bad.  Fair winds to all, Tony, Joy and Cool Paw Luke

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Comment by Tony and Joy Durfey on October 23, 2011 at 6:09pm
It sounds like have been doing a lot of what we did.  Were still not done but useable is good!  This was Luke's first rock fishing and he will get to do it rarely.  Mostly, he chases a ball.
Comment by john nancy on October 22, 2011 at 2:51pm

nice trip

the rains are coming and kitesurfing is winding down in Florence so starting back to the RV restore this winter ,made great progress last year as running is in order interior walls have new vertical laminate by my wife she also did some quilted fabric on the bedroom walls ,we both added a new fuzzy headliner like what was on our Dynasty Monaco ,so interior and underneath is nearly done, have all the appliances and am ready to install.

A friend donated his 81 Pace and it had lot's of new parts for us including new tires with solid wheels .functional and much lighter A/C,110/gas water heater,good surburban furnace and AandE hydraulic levelers.

Another pal donated a pellet heater so will have enough heat to paint this winter.

It runs great ,very fast ,pretty tight and hopefully quieter with the windshield and exterior on.

We also are planning on towing my Tracker (kooks unite!!)

I might add that my neighbors shepard was mad about rock fetching but it broke his teeth



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