Our plan was to head to the Oregon Coast and park at our two favourite casinos. First was Three Rivers Casino in Florence. We like Florence. There are lots of things to do. Good places to eat, good thrift stores. The kinds of things we enjoy. The buffet at the casino is very good. Our first night was fine. The morning of the second day, we noticed a semi in the corner. Someone came and started a very big generator and then left. All night long it ran. The next morning we reported it to the security staff but they were uninterested.
We moved to Harbor Vista County Park. Power and water for $27.50 a night, a bit steep but we needed a break and a new plan. We stayed three days.
Doug loves the seagulls. He finds them very amusing.
|The beach at North Jetty|
We haven't been to the Sea Lion caves for several years. We know now to ask how many seals are at home. Many this time.
|This sea lion was king of the hill but not for long|
What's this? The lot has all been ruled off in truck stop size sites and it was so full. You must earn your stay by gambling. 300 points gets you 3 days and then you must earn more points to extend your stay. Now we could have handled this if the sites were doable. You could barely open your door without touching the next rig. We left!
At this point, we were tired and decided that we would change our plan and just head for "home".
The next night we overnighted at The Blue Heron cheese factory in Tillamook. We were alone and it was quite enjoyable. They have a petting zoo and the guinea fowl wander free. Funny looking birds.
|Blue Heron Cheese Factory|
|The long, long bridge at Astoria. Over the Columbia River which is the border between Oregon and Washington|
|Jenna and Clancy.|
We pulled out of Jenna and Bruce's driveway early and boarded the ferry at Port Townsend. This is a great route to avoid Seattle.
|In the line up for the ferry at Port Townsend.|
We made Langley by 3:00 pm. It was pouring down rain. Then came the winds. Most of the area (100,000 homes) have no power so we are now downtown at our daughter's house to do laundry.