Many Americans are taking their their first big family RV trip of 2019 by spending Memorial Day camping. Hundreds of thousands of RVs, many towing boats and ORVs, are heading to mountain, coast and lakeside campgrounds.
We went to the northern Oregon Coast to camp at Cape Lookout State Park, eleven miles southwest from Tillamook. Although it was mostly overcast and a little drizzly, it was wonderful to be camping and roasting hot dogs and marshmallows over a campfire.
It is said that over the long Memorial Day weekend, more than 30 million travelers take a getaway from home, marking the unofficial beginning of the 2019 summer season. Estimates project the vast majority of travelers–more than 80 percent–plan to make their journeys by car, motorcycle or recreation vehicle.
While relaxing over a campfire with family and friends, let’s all take a moment to remember the reason behind Memorial Day — a United States holiday that commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service, or as a result of their military service. We humbly honor them, and their families, for their ultimate sacrifice.
Photos: Jimmy Smith exploring Cape Lookout State Park, Memorial Day Weekend 2019. (Julianne G. Crane)