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Travel Blogs from Seaside
... Park. Many of the beaches out here have massive basalt boulders just off shore, a really strange sight compared to Atlantic beaches. And the water is even colder than we are used to in southern Maine, the water is the domain of wet suited surfers only. We will now be driving the Pacific Coast Highway for several days down into California, and there are amazing views around every ...
... s true what they say about Americans being proud of their work. The nice driver was Dawn, and she took us down a scenic, tree lined route to Astoria, via a place called Seaside and a couple of adorable coastal towns. It was dark by the time we reached Astoria so I didn't see any of it, and had to walk half a mile or so to my hotel along a not very well lit main street. Bit scarey and unexpected, but luckily my journey back will be in daylight so not bad. Woke ...
... for being impatient (ironically after scolding Henry for the same) we made a quick break for the local American Legion. They hold fundraising breakfasts from 9:00 to 11:30. They served a good, honest breakfast of the thinnest and moistest pancakes, bacon/sausages and scrambled eggs. And glorious coffee that evaporated my frayed nerves in an instant. From there we went back to Seaside for some shopping at the Seaside Factory Outlet Centre, a strip mall. We loaded ...
... one lane while cars and trucks (and campers) squeezed by in one and a half lane and a shoulder. Talk about inches of clearance. Jim did a great job holding us in just the right space. After the bridge, we climbed a great hill to the other side of the river basin. These are still the Cascade Mountains so the reminder of the trip was a series of ups and downs some steeper than others, but the highest point on the road through the "mountains" was 500 ...
... and could cause large vehicles loads to shift ... so we slowed down a bit:) We expected to see old seaside towns along the way but instead were greeted by a Home Depot and Costco!Lance visited the Columbia Maritime Museum while I toodled around with Roxie looking for a few good snaps.In reading about the Columbia Light Ship I learned that it was used as a floating lighthouse until ...
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