Volcanic Home, Fork In Road, & Homer’s Springfield & EPIC Camping


and good chilly morning to you guys
we’re going on a little adventure I’m going to spend a little bit of time in
Albany Oregon a city I’ve never spent any time in we’re gonna use Roxy to get
around here before we head on south so we’re starting over here near Bowman
Park and Albany and this homeowner just could not adhere to the HOA rules as you
can see he built a house out of spray foam and it looks like a volcano with
wildlife lots of wildlife it does say no trespassing on their property so we’ll
stay here on the sidewalk and there’s the side of the building it’s pretty
weird honking build a whole house I’m spray foam and make it anything you want
yeah I like it okay it also looks like Steve Fletcher is the founder of spray
foam and he may have had some other influence here in the city of Albany as
well look at those blackberries these guys are right
for the pickin look at those block burries whoa what do you guys reminded
me when I was back home about spraying them because they’re they’re they’re
weed in Washington State and other places and maybe you don’t want to eat
them right off the vine anymore maybe not
let’s keep riding I really like how the whole town of
Albany seems to have embraced Steve Fletcher’s spray form technique this is
a possum auto body and they have a nice handy little possum here it’s gonna be
doing some air airbrush painting I think is that we call that right on that
that’s pretty cool oh nice so Steve Fletcher’s largest
spray foam pieces here at South Pacific Auto Sales because what says buy a car
more than a huge cowboy and a burro a donkey yeah come on in and buy a car
y’all here in Albany I like it you know I like my quirky that’s a great job choices choices you’ll fork in the road
where to now it’s pretty cool right well let’s talk about choices and turns
and in routes and stuff like that cuz I did mention in my last video I was
trying to do new stuff as I go on south you know east of the Cascade Mountains
right now it is still hot it’s still 90 degrees here
it’s almost fall it’s almost ottoman it’s still 90 degrees over there I don’t
want to be over there and I’ve done the coast so many times I don’t want to do
that so I’m just I’m just kind of enjoying whatever I’m just just
following looking for fun stuff and chasing good weather like like 70
degrees that’s my motto right so I think more than anything that’s what I’m
really doing right now is chasing 70 degrees as far as a route yeah there’s
some where I want to be on Thanksgiving and and and there is one more planned
themed trip coming up before 2019 ends so just stay tuned and I may also take
more of these little morning and rides and I may not film them all to be honest
I may just try to take the bike out and smell the fresh air and get 70 miles per
gallon and feel good in the morning and then get back in the RV you know so I
may not film every single one of them but I do want to get a full face helmet
so I can vlog moto vlog and kind of talk to you about what kind of crazy stuff we
see you know I mean I head on back to the RV I’m already 16 miles out this
morning and we got about 10 miles to get back load up load up the bike and get on
the road alright I’m all back here ironically we won’t be in that 70 degree
range today actually it’s gonna be 87 degrees today here in Albany it’s gonna
be a hot one I wouldn’t go on south and try to find somewhere to fun to boot out
for the day and and find new stuff yeah so I have been in and filmed in Eugene
Oregon which is the next city over I did stop here in Springfield Oregon
thankfully they have free parking downtown here and some will say that
this is actually the inspiration for the Simpsons I’ve been in several
Springfield’s around the country and they all have
something unique and another different point to prove that they are they are
truly the real Springfield I’m a big Simpsons fan
there are no cooling towers anywhere near here though however I think they’re
trying to say that this is really the home of Springfield and proof of that
can be found in this ginormous Simpsons mural across the street check that out
Marge paint and handsome Homer Homer in a hammock
drinking up a Duff and Maggie and Lisa I’m a bicycle and old Bart up to his old
tricks Springfield what do you think of their
efforts this could be the official home of The Simpsons Springfield or dinner
doh they offer a little tip though if you’re on the road traveling when you
get to a city that you’re not familiar with Google whatever city you’re in
Springfield Oregon overnight parking ordinance hit enter if you get some
documents that come come back in that search read them because
Lacey Washington is not the only place that is banning RVs from the streets in
Springfield Oregon does have a city ordinance overnight you’re okay to park
in the daytime you can’t do that in Lacey but you can’t park overnight here
so that means that urban boondock in this area is not gonna work for me so we
have to find something else oh you know what remind me not to go straight when I
leave because right across the street is a low clearance it says eleven foot
two over there and I’m 12 foot two officially which reminds me let’s go
back the black antenna booster that’s on the roof I measured it it’s two inches
higher than the air conditioner shroud and I know that because I had a piece of
wood from the top of the booster with a level on top of the piece of wood and
then had my buddy on the ground level with a tape measure up to the piece of
wood to see exactly and 12.2 but let’s go and round it up one inch
so I don’t have an accident an issue on the road
Miranda’s height is twelve point three and that’ll be really important to note
next time we are on the East Coast where there are a lot more low clearances but
I either got to find shade or I got to find an approved spot to spend overnight
so we’ll go search you it’s almost always when I don’t have a
plan that I end up getting the best possible stuff I don’t even know the
name of this river it’s not labeled on my Google Earth but we’re waterfront and
you can see that bridge right there I was just driving this way on there look
down saw this piece of little land right here next to the water and I made the
next right-hand turn came around parked here and there’s no signs indicating
what this land is or what it’s to be used for or low it more importantly it
doesn’t say no overnight parking in this area right here so it looks like we may
have waterfront access for the night and I couldn’t be happier this is one of
those that you kind of have to take a chance with like I said it doesn’t say
private property or public property or anything it’s just it’s just a little
turn out on the road and despite the road noise actually that doesn’t bother
me at all it bothers some people some people can’t stay at rest areas I’ve
heard people tell me Eric how do you do that with the trucks rolling in and out
all day and the air brakes going out and generate I wear earplugs if I have to
what I embrace this life and know that you never know what tomorrow’s gonna
bring this might be one of the best spots I’ve ever boondock that I just
won’t know until I turn the key tomorrow morning and evaluate it you know what I
mean let’s look at this trail of sort it’s not really a trail i I think it’s
manageable I made it it’s it’s a steeper than it
looks a little slippery vent look at the river yes oh I guarantee you I’m gonna
get in there later well I mean it might be because it’s so hot outside this
feels so cold on the other hand this is a cold River whatever it’s called mm-hmm
I could just get up to my knees for about five minutes I’ll feel cool for
the whole rest of the day and you know what I am feeling pretty good this
actually turned out to be one of my favorite spontaneous boondocking sites
ever in any state I really lucked out I like the peacefulness I like the
privacy of it to have your own spot and I got cell service so I can upload a
video tonight mmm guys gals kids pets everybody in between have a great day
checks and I will see you back on the road with some awesome travels in a few
days bye guys

100 thoughts on “Volcanic Home, Fork In Road, & Homer’s Springfield & EPIC Camping

  1. Again, thank you all for helping me reach 200,000 Subscribers on YouTube! It happened with your help giving me thumbs up, leaving comments, sharing my videos, & telling your friends about my channel. I'll be back in just 2 days with another video, so don't go anywhere! -Eric & Jax.

  2. So did you get that snazzy had from youtube for getting to 200K subs? But. but why with all of that great looking water at your camp site did you not go fishing?? No matter, keep up the great videos.

  3. Great little camp spot there by the river. Its name is the Row River. I live close to this spot and have been there may times. Used to take my dog there to swim a lot. Cheers man.

  4. 200k is because of your AWESOMENESS/GREAT VIDEOING YOU & JAX ROCK!!! Oh & Love the Quarkieness stuff too!!! I always watch your video's when I can, some times I miss when you download them cause I'm either watching my grandkids or gutting our RV. so when I do get on I always look for you!! LOVES/HUGS to you & Jax!!!

  5. Fork in the road ! Hilarious!!!! Great video Eric !!!! Love to see all these different sites you do !!!!โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  6. Hey Eric, to narrow your google results add quotes to your searches, ex. Springfield or โ€œparking ordinanceโ€ or even just โ€œrv parkingโ€ after the city.

  7. Nice work with the drone! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Iโ€™m really enjoying WA state Eric. Safe travels. Thank you.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  8. Bell helmets makes a full face helmet that shows all most you entire face ,great for making videos. P.S. great drone shots.

  9. Please Wear Gloves….Unless You don't wear them to get Comments…….If You Hit "The Belt Sander ]the Road] and 40% of Motorcycle Injuries are Face ..Wear Full face Helmet. and armored mesh Jacket

  10. just please do us all a favor- keep eyes ears open for earthquakes! we don't want anything to happen to you or jax, ok? ok!

  11. I'm glad you finally got a motorcycle. Your other bikes of the past were learning tools and each probably had their purpose. Even though you have the motorcycle, it's too bad you didn't keep a folding bike to explore area not accessible to the big bike.

  12. I love watching you & Jax! A home made out of spray foam – different for sure! Loved the fork in the road! That sure was an eye catcher!

  13. Hey Eric. So bummed that I missed you in Eugene. You are on the McKenzie River right there. Travel safe and maybe I will see you out there! Cheers!

  14. Congrats on 200! You deserve it.

    You always make me smile. You are like a virtual pal to me on the road. Itโ€™s nice to see another solo traveler just taking each day as it comes…

  15. Congratulations on hitting 200k! Excited for you! Been watching your vids since early 2015 when we hit the road in our Rpod camper…Podding in Paradise! Safe travels! Our Nevelle, Rice, and Curry kitties send a big meow to Jax!

  16. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ•ท๏ธ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ’™

  17. Motorcyclists crash, then their pets at home just wither away and perish. What will happen to Jax when you crash and get hurt? Also what do you think will happen to your jaw when you crash? Hint: it will be removed. Get OFF two wheelers for good. Don't ask me how I know!!!

  18. The world would be boring without creative people.
    I've been watching u for years.You've come along way.
    I'm so happy for you!
    Thanks for making our days even brighter.

  19. awesome travels and videos keep in mind some places just pave again and again and can make some places shorter by a few inches. just be careful when playing with inches in your height.

  20. #383 Good morning, Eric. The Motorcycle Cam and Drone sure enhances the video entertainment. You have certainly come a long ways since you started. Well done on reaching 200,000.

  21. Eric…another great video. Thank you for the driver view on the motorcycle. My husband was an avid cyclist since his days in the Air Force. I alwaus enjoy feeling the wind in my hair as you travel down the road. Thanks.

  22. You hit 2 great quotes from the late manager of the '69 "Miracle Mets" Yogi Berra in this video.
    "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."

    "If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else."
    Yogi Berra

  23. I really enjoy your site glad i do not have to deal with traffic just hanging on the bumper enjoying the views. ๐Ÿ™‚ quick question why do rvers cover there tires when on site. ty

  24. Springfield Oregon according to Matt Groening…. hopefully you went up the Mackenzie River (HWY126) when you left and not down I-5. If you are going down I-5 you are missing out on the best parts of Oregon.

  25. At 12:10, perfect fishing spot !! Would it be too crazy to put on a modified wet suit and snorkle/float in the river to see if there are trout and check out underwater shots. I'd love to see that part of your world..

  26. Very proud for you, Eric! You deserve 200k subs. You so upped your game a couple of years ago. Your fun editing, content and you and Jax together are the best of the best loved this quirky video โค๏ธ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ J and J, Utah

  27. Just watched your video then took Lola for a walk and there you are!! We are in #3 stop by and say hi if you get a chance๐Ÿ‘

  28. I'm the same, best times in life are unplanned, just putzing around, and happening onto something wonderful. Planning is nice but the ability to adapt to things as they unfold is the best! Be safe and have fun!

  29. Just watched this video walked around the camp ground and you are parked on the back row wonโ€™t say what campground on here . We are in space #3 in the same section stop by and have a cold beverage if you would like did not want to bother you in your rig.

  30. Put a note on your dash 13' Clearance. Never go under anything less. Road could be paved reducing the clearance. Do not chance it.

  31. you should have picked you a bunch of them blackberries and took them home and washed them then boil them in sugar and water then make you some dumplings or buy can biscuits and cut them in quarters and make blackberry dumplings awwwwwww nothing better than blackberry dumplings lol

  32. Awesome video. We're currently traveling from South Florida to Oregon and back. It's been a fun journey. There's so much to see in this country!

  33. Hey Eric, don't go straight when you get back in the RV! LOL? You come across the best stuff! If you've talked to your friends back in Alton, I guess you know we've been having awesome low 80's temps here. It's been fantastic! Tons of rain though. It's Sunday morning and we are getting poured on right now. Streets have been flooding and cars keep trying to drive through. Duh! They are stalled out everywhere. So glad you're having fun man! This is Tammie commenting. I'm the crazy lady who caught you last year in Fairview Heights, IL. when you were looking for a tailpipe end for the old Class C. You were so nice to me and gave me a hug. It really made my day! Who am I kidding? It made my month! I still smile when I think about it! You're a great guy! So glad you made 200K subs! You deserve it! Always great content and I know you put a lot of time into editing. Your videos are superb!

  34. Great boondocking spot ๐Ÿ‘
    Congrats on 200k
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  35. Keep on keeping on bud, it brings me joy to see someone living the dream like you are. Keep the daily uploads coming friend, they make the end of my day enjoyable. ๐Ÿ˜

  36. Eric, please come back to Magic Mushroom Lamp Co/ OREGON Gifts in Sutherlin, OR. Some customers found us through you๐Ÿ˜

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