September 4 – Astoria and Tillamook

We stayed camped at Fort Stevens but drove down hwy 101 about 60 miles then came back.  Only 60 miles down, but we were on the road and sightseeing all day.

Astoria was a busy mid-size town.  Traffic was a little slow.  Stopped off at the Maritime museum, but I was too cheap to pay the $12 entry fee for a small museum.

Ecola state park was beautiful.  Ate lunch, walked a bunch, and took a lot of pictures.

Tillamook cheese factory was worth the trip.  Took a short tour, sampled cheeses, bought cheeses, and shared 5 scoops of ice cream.  Also purchased blue cheese dressing that was excellent.

Read another chapter from Brene Braun’s book.

We had met Ken and Delores Richards during our last trip to Oklahoma last July.  They live in Astoria.  We hoped to meet up with them again.  We left phone messages but they missed them and we didn’t talk to them until we were leaving town.

Meals – Sausage and pancakes, Turkey sandwiches at Ecola state park, Stew and salad at camper.

Ecola
Entering Ecola state park

 

Gull at Ecola
Gull at Ecola state park. Begging for handouts near our picnic table.
Ecola state park
Ecola state park

 

Ecola State Park
Ecola State Park
Ecola State Park
Ecola State Park

 

Ecola State Park
Ecola State Park

 

Ecola State Park
Ecola State Park

 

Ecola State Park
Ecola State Park

 

Ecola State Park
Ecola State Park

 

Ecola State Park
Ecola State Park – check out the clouds. This big wall of clouds was just off the shore all day.

 

Ecola State Park
Ecola State Park

 

Ecola State Park
Ecola State Park

 

Ecola State Park
Ecola State Park – clouds not far from the shore

 

Ecola State Park
Ecola State Park

 

Cemetery Recycle Center
Belinda thought this was funny. She wondered what they recycled at the “Cemetery Recycle Center.”