The Ashley Inn of Tillamook
Travel Blogs from Tillamook
... a big one), setting them in the 5" deep pool. Later: "why does my face smell like the ocean?"
We had a great time wading the tide pools and walking the beach. My mom's last beach stop before heading back to Iowa. Good enough for The Goonies...good enough for me.
I decided to escape the beastly heat in Portland last weekend and spend a day cooling off at the Oregon Coast. I made a big loop from Portland, out the Wilson River Hwy to Tillamook, then north along US 101 through Cannon Beach to Astoria, and back along the Columbia River (US 30) to Portland. Portland high was 90-ish, Coastal temps 60-70.
After a brief stop in Tillamook to pick up some fresh berries at the Farmers ...
... the rock. Unfortunately we were not allowed to climb up on it but we had fun walking all around the front of it. It is bigger than I thought it would be and every bit as awesome. John had fun poking at the sea anemones in the tidal pools. We spent about a half hour down on the beach before heading back to the car so we could continue our journey. I guess we can check that one off the list of things to do.
We have a nice room at a hotel that John's parents ...
... again soon and spot the Sea Lion Caves, so pull over to have a look. It’s an interesting concept – they drilled a hole for an elevator 200 feet through the rock to some natural caves where sea lions often gather. Unfortunately, they are not here at this time of year. However, we go down anyway to see the cave and the exhibits. The kids enjoy walking around the ...
... much the same environment as last night's set up.The kids are restless and whining about going to the playground. Our patience grows thinner and thinner as we are forced to discipline non-stop in between the folding of sleeping bags, tents, etc. Inevitably, tempers rise and there is shouting.
When we get into the van, the music is off (a very bid deal for our music-loving children) and we have a serious chat about behaviour and teamwork. We make it ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility