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Jun 24, 2013 - Nehalem Bay State Park—Day 5

The gorgeous weather ended and we awoke to cloudy, drizzly skies. A few minutes north of Newport, we parked our rigs and visited the Yaquina Head Lighthouse. Finished in 1873, this ninety-three foot high tower used to be called the Cape Foulweather Lighthouse. It’s the tallest lighthouse in Oregon and it’s still active. Back on the 101, we turned-off at the small sea-side community of Otter Rock and visited Devil’s Punch Bowl State Park. We walked on a path along the top of the cliff until we could see the “bowl.” During winter storms,...

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Oct 2, 2011 - Head for the .....coast

We left Portland and headed for the famed Oregon coast. We stopped in Seaside and looked around. We saw the Pacific and the end of the trail for Lewis and Clark. Seaside looked like many other seaside towns and not nearly as neat as our own Neptune Beach Florida, but then we are prejudiced. We headed south (the ocean is on our right)and found beautiful views of the rugged Oregon coast. We pulled into a very nice state park in Nehalem Bay. This is the kind of campground we like. Large sites with paved roads and pads but with plenty of grass...

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Aug 30, 2011 - Nehalem State Park, Oregon

Highway 30 between Longview, Washington and Astoria, Oregon was hilly. If you don't like museums, you'll probably want to skip most of the pictures! We stopped in Astoria to visit the Maritime Museum and stayed about two hours. It was well worth the visit. Last year, we traveled the Columbia River shoreline as we traveled west across Washington. The Columbia River empties into the Pacific Ocean at Astoria. We learned a great deal about the Columbia River bar. We then drove a short distance of 40 miles south on Highway 101 along the Oregon...

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Alaska Bound

May 28, 2010 - Nehalem Bay Oregon

North again! Next stop on this leg is Tillamook cheese factory. Lots of great scenery too, but lets face it, its all about the cheese. Had some samples, ate some terrific ice cream, and learned more about the cheese making process than I ever dared to know before! oH and guess what..... yup still raining. More driving and we ended up at Nahelam State park. Super nice, cheap, and even saw dear from the bike trail. Oddly enough, our across the street neighbors were from Hawaii. This park was so nice, it had a campground just for people with...

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