The Ashley Inn of Tillamook
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
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We drove down the coast via US 101 to Astoria ....interesting small town with a large logging port as well as fishing boats. There is a huge bridge spanning the Columbia River to Long Beach Wash. And another bridge down the coastline of Oregon. We passed lots of logging trucks and hills that had been clear cut at some point. Went through Seaside which was very tacky and crowded and eventually came to ...
Sunday, August 17
We got up early to head in to Portland to see 3 sites that Ted had pegged for photos. His hope was that his business could be done early and we would have the rest of the day to explore. With the GPS programmed and no traffic due to being early on a Sunday morning we were able to get everything done by 10:00. The last spot happened to be a downtown park and we had found the a great parking spot that didn't cost anything until 1:00 pm.
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 ...
... part of the bridge that is covered and filled with art that you can see through a glass ceiling), two 40 ft tall blue "rock candy" sculptures and a wall of vase type art housed in little individual cubbies. To end the tour of free art we headed down to the glass museum. It was closed for the day but there was one last installation outside in a small reflecting pond. I enjoy how big and colorful his pieces can grow to be.
We had to leave ...
... sideshow was a group of migrating grey whales not far from shore. What a sight and we did not have to pay a cent extra. Talking about paying, we came to some sea lion caves. Of course we wanted to see more sea lions but balked at the hefty entrance fee of $15 each. After all we had kayaked among the seals, sea lions and sea otters at their level while they played around us.
Oregon is the same and yet different from California. Things are greener and more colorful ...