Thursday, September 10, 2015

Northern coast Oregon

We stayed three nights at Fort Stevens State Park.  We had stayed here before and it rained most of the time and it happened again!  The first day was the only clear day.  We went into Astoria for the Sunday farmers market, lunch, and the historic trolley ride.  On the ride the conductors tell you information about the city and they pointed out the abundant harbor seal population at the harbor.

On our second morning, Dean, Chica and I walked, in the rain, to see an old shipwreck at the beach.  The trails in Fort Stevens SP are lovely.

In the afternoon we drove to Cannon Beach.  It was wind and rainy but we managed to see the scenic shoreline and Haystack rock.  Mary had a hard time seeing with her hood pulled over her eyes.

Our next destination was Tillamook.  We stayed at the Elks campground, south of town.  Kelly and Mary had only two more days with us since they needed to get back to Las Vegas.  We went to the Tillamook Cheese factory (twice) and drove the Cape Meares scenic route.  On this scenic route along the ocean we stopped at the fishing village of Netarts for lunch at the Schooner (fish and chips) and walked to Cape Meares lighthouse and Octopus tree (tree with many arms and very old).

We said our goodbyes to Kelly and Mary on Friday (8/4).  We enjoyed the time we spent with them and hopefully they got to see some interesting sites through Idaho, Washington, and Oregon.  And hopefully, they will venture out into the RV world again and see more!

We stayed around Tillamook for a few more days.  One day we took a nice hike to Munson falls (second highest falls in Oregon).

Chuck and Jan Moore arrived on Sunday and we are now traveling with them.  We went with the Moores to McMinnville to see the Spruce Goose at the Evergreen Aviation Museum.

Now we are parked at the Chinook Winds casino at Lincoln City (free), walking distance to beach is 5 minutes!  My next blog will cover this area and our Crab-a-rang in Winchester Bay.

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