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Jul 15, 2015 - I Signed Up to Fight!

Any drive up Oregon's Highway 101 demands a stop at the Tillamook Cheese Factory! The factory is open 7 days a week, has tons of RV parking, and most importantly they have cheese and ice cream! We stopped for lunch – grilled cheese sandwiches and cheesecake - and picked up a few items in the expansive cheese store. Don't like cheese? (Is that possible?) They also sell fudge, ice cream, yogurt and many Oregon based products (jams, soups, honey). Additionally there is a self guided factory tour - that we passed on....but it is all worth a...

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Aug 22, 2014 - Fort Stevens State Park

Took a drive to Fort Stevens, lots of history. This fort was bombed by the Japanese in 1942, but we stood our grounds and protected our country. We also drove through the campground which was huge, but full. Mostly with fisherman and boats. School around here does not start until after Labor Day, so still busy. Sites are large enough for us and there are a lot of cool bike paths. We drove on the beach to the north tip of Oregon and saw the old ship wreck. Very nice area.

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Jun 16, 2013 - Netarts to Fort Stevens State Park

Gosh a this is my kind of travel, about 70 miles today. We pulled into our camp site and low and behold three little yappy dogs right next to us. June 16, 2013 We leave the beautiful state of Oregon tomorrow. Our last five days have been spent at Fort Stevens State Park. If anyone comes through here its a very large park. They have full hookup, or electric-water and tent. Costco and Fred Meyers are about six miles away. From here we've gone south to Ocean Beach and Seaside. Seaside is a real tourist town. Lots of beach hotels and beautiful...

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NORTHERN TRIP 2013

May 4, 2013 - Heading to Fort Stevens and Astoria Oregon

Drove from Winchester Bay Oregon to Fort Stevens Oregon. It was a long slow drive along the coast today. About 5 hours of driving for 210 miles. Lots of little towns with 25mph limits. One town decided to have a "Cinco de mayo" parade on route 101 - that is the main highway! So much fun driving down a highway to find a "detour" sign leading into an unknown area. At some point the follow me signs stopped and I ended up back at the parade, unable to turn on the highway. Fortunately I spotted the parade before I was trapped (can't back up...

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Mar 23, 2013 - Day 250 - Fort Stevens State Park, Oregon

We spent this cool Saturday taking a driving tour of the beaches in the State Park, and then into the little town. A daycare center was holding a carwash so we had the salt washed off the Trailblazer. We spend the rest of the rainy day watching movies, `Lethal Weapon 2,3 & 4`.

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The Wandering Nunns

Mar 22, 2013 - Day 249 - Depoe Bay to Fort Stevens, Oregon

We headed into Depoe Bay to the Whale Center first thing in the morning as the weather had cleared some. No whales sighted this morning but a few had been sighted in the past week starting their trek north for the summer. The majority will come in the next month, and Christmas week the the main time for the southern passage. We travelled north again passing through several storms and made our way to Fort Stevens State Park on the coast near the border between Oregon and Washington. We spent the rainy evening wathing `Lethal Weapon`.

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The Wandering Nunns

Jun 7, 2012 - Ft. Stevens, OR

The rain creates a soothing sound as it hits the roof of Harvey. Doug and Shadow are preparing to brave the wilds -- walk the dog in pouring rain. We watched the neighbors prepare to go digging for razor clams this morning. The gear consists of rubber boots with pants attached and suspenders to hold them up. Plus the hardware for digging the clams and cleaning them. If we were here this weekend there would be a demonstration of how to dig for razor clams. I enjoyed eating them, pafried, at Norma's in Seaside. They do not have a...

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Sep 19, 2010 - Ft Stevens St Pk Hammond, OR

We were talking to some RVers while we were in Clarkston and they told us that Fort Stevens State Park was a nice place to stay--so we did. We took a day trip to Astoria, the oldest town west of the Rocky Mountains. We also bought some "medium" oysters at a seafood market to fix for supper. Joyce commented that they were the size of small chicken thighs. If we had asked for "large" we would have had to buy a bigger frying pan!! Fort Stevens and Astoria are at the mouth of the Columbia River. With its swift currents and shifting sand bars...

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May 14, 2010 - Now to Astoria and Fort Stevens State Park

Next we headed to Astoria or Seaside Oregon. We stayed at Fort Stevens State Park when we got here. It is beautiful here as well. The State Parks in Oregon are fabulous. I had a bit of a melt down by the time we got here. So we stayed an extra night. We spent yesterday running around the area looking for.....you guessed it.....connectors. Yes, we are still having trouble with our tow car pump. Bill has replaced the connector with a new one, it failed. Then he cleaned out the corrosion on the old one, and it worked for a day. As we got about...

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ALASKA BOUND - 2010

Apr 18, 2010 - Fort Stevens

Our last stop in Oregon was Fort Stevens State Park on the peninsula on the southern side of the mouth of the Columbia River. Fort Stevens, named for Territorial Governor General Isaac Stevens who was killed in Virginia in 1862, was constructed towards the end of the Civil War and remained an active fort until shortly after World War II. The fort was originally built to protect the North against an English invasion from Canada, should the British (you know you can’t trust those Brits!) join the Civil War on the Confederate side. The...

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Jul 11, 2008 - Fort Stevens State Park Oregon

Fort Stevens State Park Oregon – (July 9-11) We made it to the northwestern tip of Oregon, the mouth of the mighty Columbia river and of course another fantastic Oregon state park. We only spent a day and a half here though. Although there is a ton of history here associated with Lewis and Clark’s expedition, we spent most of the time touring the sites around the park via bicycle. This included the Pacific coast, the Columbia river in several spots, and Fort Stevens itself. Carly now has a flower book to go along with Erik’s bird books so...

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Jun 17, 2008 - my fellow Airstreamers

Well on are way to the Tillamook cheese factory I spotted a bunch of airstreams in the parking lot. We met a couple before going in to the factory they were a caravan of airstreamers from southern cal on their way to a rally in Montana at the end of June. They did happen to say they were stopping at fort Stevens state park for the night. We took the tour and sampled the cheese at the factory before heading up to join the airstreamers. We met up with them later that night after going to the beach to catch a sunset and collect some sand...

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