Friday was another beautiful day here on the Oregon coast. We went exploring to the north this time. Mark & Dortha had been following the Lewis and Clark trail ever since South Dakota and Dortha really wanted to see where they had finally reached the coast. We also needed to get some stamps in our National Parks passports. Dortha & Ellie turned me on to these passports where you get stamps every time you visit a National Park. We’ve been fulltiming for almost 2 years now and have been to several National Parks. Some of them we’ve even been to a few times. Now I have to go back to them just so I can get a stamp in my passport. LOL
Mark is trying out the wood carving “machine”
We left there to find something for lunch. First we stopped at Costco for a few things and Mark & Rod being the oh so generous ones decided we would have the $1.50 hotdogs for lunch. Mark even treated! :)
We saw this cute little pickup in the parking lot
After “lunch” we headed for Astoria because we didn’t do anything when we passed through it last week. Our mission was to climb to the top of the Astoria Column. It has 164 stairs to the top! Mark didn’t want to go up because he doesn’t like heights and he was apprehensive about the railing at the top. Rod doesn’t like heights either but he was a trooper and climbed up with Dortha and I. He came out to the observation deck for a nanno second and high tailed it back down.
Looking down at Mark
The view from the top was amazing!!
Next we crossed the bridge over to Washington to see the lighthouses at Cape Disappointment. This is where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. The first stop was the North Head Lighthouse.
On the trail to the lighthouse Rod spotted a porcupine in the bushes. He was chomping away on some leaves and didn’t even care that we were there snapping picture after picture.
The North Head Lighthouse
Next it was on to the Cape Disappointment lighthouse. The trail to this one was a lot harder than the first one. This one was a mile round trip and was up and down hills.
The scenery along the trail was absolutely GORGEOUS!
We made it!
Cape Disappointment where the Columbia meets the ocean
After that we headed home and enjoyed another campfire with cheese and crackers. LOL I think this weekend is going to be pretty much doing nothing since we’ll have a few channels we can watch football on. We don’t have internet so I need to go over to Dortha’s and upload all these blogs I’ve written. She uses an aircard with a router and the cell phone reception here is really good. We’ll be leaving here on Monday and hopefully the next park will have a clear view of the southern sky so we can get our internet back.