We took off for Tillamook Elks Park on a Thursday before a holiday weekend. Thank goodness Dixie, the host of Elks Park, had a space for us. We have stayed at this Elks Park about 3 times. It is South of Tillamook about 4 miles and located well off Hwy 101 so that we did not get highway noise. There were 21 older sights and they are adding 16 more. Some of the sights were used for the Holiday weekend. The picture to the left shows the expanded area.
|We continued to have some smoke in the air during our 11 day stay but not as bad as Bend. One morning the sun was that orange ball again.|
During our stay we meet up with some Boomers. Lonnie and Ellen Riddle were staying at the Elks Park along with Tom and Marjorie Mahoney. Georgia Griffiths was staying at an RV private park located about 5 miles away. She invited us to a Labor Day picnic at her place. She cooked chicken and we provided the side dishes. She has two dogs she just adopted and they are a handful!
Georgia, Lonnie, and Dean at the picnic.
Dean and I stayed close to the Elks during the holiday weekend. I picked blackberries, walked over an hour daily and practiced my ukulele. We did not want to venture out on Hwy 101 during this busy time. After the weekend we did some exploring. We drove to Girabaldi, a small fishing town north of Tillamook, and took a hike and checked out the RV parks and fishing charters.
Dean and Chica walking the hiking trail in Girabaldi
On Tuesday night we celebrated Ellen's birthday at camp. I provided the cake, Georgia brought the ice cream and several Boomers showed up to celebrate.
|Ellen Riddle celebrating her birthday.|
|End of the trail|
Chuck and Jan Moore joined us on Thursday afternoon. She brought produce from her sister-in-laws in Washington. She split this huge head of cabbage with me.
Patsi Green and Mark Borseth came over Saturday and the girls went to the Farmer's market in Tillamook and then to the Dahlia festival close to the Elks. Beautiful flowers.
|Patsi, Jan, and me at the Dahlia festival.|
On Sunday the 3 couples went on a short hike to Munson Falls. This is a very pretty hike very close to the Elks Park. After the hike we had Happy Hour and a pot luck dinner. On Monday we finally left the Elks Park after 11 days.
|Mark Borseth, Patsi Green, Chuck and Jan Moore, Judy and Dean|