This morning after a beach walk and breakfast we packed up and hit the road. Our first stop was to stretch our legs atFort Columbia. Then we had to cross the mouth of the river in to Oregon. We got stopped half way across due to road construction and Rosie made a new friend with the Flagger, she has been making lots of friends.
Once on the other side of the bridge we were in Astoria Oregon. Our first thing to find was the Goonies house, though when I saw the ‘home bakery’ I stopped for a treat and a half loaf of honey rye. Then it was back to the goonies mission. I had the address from Roadtrippers.com but 38th street was proving difficult to find. I finally decided to stop groceries at Safeway and ask directions. I stocked up on some Tillamook yogurt, cheese and butter. I also found out that the Goonies House is basically impossible to get to with the new owners, though the cashier felt the city should buy it as it’s such a tourist draw/ disappointment. She did recommend the Astoria Column, which was next on my list so off we went. Driving up,up,up, we parked and had a picnic lunch before tackling the 160 spiral stairs to the top of the column to take in the wrap around views. The kids had balsa wood gliders they’d bought at the gift shop to fly off the top. One kid had a stack so I asked him how much he’d spent. He said nothing he just picked them up out of the bushes…. smart kid. Rosie and I went for a walk before heading back down the hill.
Next was south on the 101 to Seaside. It had some outlet malls but it was too hot to shop and leave Rosie so we headed downtown. RV parking was easy to locate I also noticed lots of hotels with vacancy. We walked the busy promenade for a bit then walked up the Main Street past all the arcades and candy shops Rosie wasn’t allowed in so we headed south to Cannon Beach. We checked in to our fancy and expensive Cannon Beach RV Resort. We dropped off the trailer then headed out to explore. We went up to Ecola state park to take in the view while the fog was lifted, then down through town to walk the beach at Haystack Rock. It had cooled enough to leave Rosie in the car while I grabbed dinner. It was no frills but excellent seafood at Ecola Seafood market. I wondered in to a few shops made note of a few more I want to visit in the morning as they were closed. I’d been hoping for a sunset at Haystack but the fog had rolled back in. I briefly considered the 8 mile drive back to seaside but decided I’d rather go back to my RV Resort and make use of the adult only hours at the indoor pool and hot tub.
Odometer start of day: 760.4
Odometer end of day:
Wildlife sightings: zip zilch nada
Fibreglass Egg sightings: zip zilch nada the further south we go the rarer they seem.