July 19th, 2013
Day one of our summer vacation adventure..
We were up at 4:20 am and hooked up and ready to go at..
..sorry couldn’t get the camera to focus?..or maybe it was just me..far too early..
Our first stop after the duty free and the border crossing was the McDonalds in Mount Vernon..
and then over the ‘infamous’ bridge over the Skagit River..
..yes we made it to the other side..no ‘swimming’ for us..
..and then there was the one reason we left so early..rush hour traffic from Everett to Tacoma..
..lucky me I saw most of this ‘through the back of my eyelids’..
..Tucker got to play with his frisbee..
..and a drink of water..
..back in the jeep..and Bart turned into the ‘nag'-igator’..
…a stop for gas just before Kelso..$3.99 a gallon..what a deal compared to the price at home of $5.40..
..exit 40..and the Lewis and Clarke Bridge over the Columbia River..
..this was ‘suppose’ to be the ‘Welcome to Oregon’ sign but as you can see I missed it!
..we stopped for lunch at Tolvano Park..our first view of Haystack Rock on Cannon Beach..
..some egg sandwiches and a drink..
..and a lovely garden next to a house that has been exposed to the sea air for a while…
..one tunnel at Arch Cape..
..and a few more miles down the road and we arrived at our destination..
..a lovely State Park..next to the Pacific Ocean..
our site is C-43..a water and electric ..no sewer..we are ‘roughin’ it!!
..sunny with blue sky and the ever present wind, that the Oregon Coast is known for..
..our neighbours are Dave and Carol..we haven’t seen these fine folks since 2010 so we have some catching up to do!!
Russ and Donna were suppose to be here too, but they had to cancel..so we will have to have some fun without them..
We walked ‘up’ to the beach..over the dune..and this was the view..
the wind was blowing as was the sand..we lasted only long enough to take the photo..as we were being ‘sandblasted’!..maybe tomorrow will be more conducive to walking on the beach?
More tomorrow from Nehalem State Park..stay tuned..
..sure wish there was some ‘bandwith’ I could ‘steal?’