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Sep 27, 2016 - Cape Disapointment State Park WA

Cape Disappointment State Park is large and is home to 2 lighthouses and the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. It is on the south end of Long Beach Peninsula in southwest Washington. There are four very quaint little towns on the peninsula along with Leadbetter Point State Park at the north end. The whole peninsula is about 25 miles long. Why is it called Cape Disappointment? In 1788, while in search of the Columbia River, English Captain John Meares missed the passage over the river bar and named the nearby headland Cape Disappointment...

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Jul 4, 2016 - Cape Disappointment

Day 15 July 4 There are a couple of ways to drive from Longview west to the coast. The quickest route is to cross the Columbia River in Longview and take Highway 30 to Astoria, driving along the river’s South shoreline. We took the more scenic route along the north shore of the Columbia on S.R. 4. Many times the highway is right on the river. We drove through historic communities like Stella, past Cathlamet, Grays River, crossed Deep River. In Naselle we made a left turn onto S.R. 401, driving back toward the Columbia. Near the former...

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Jan 3, 2016 - Happy New Year!

We had a spell of sunshine for the holiday weekend so we decided to take a road trip for a few days. We headed for the coast again but this time we were armed with a foodie road trip book. Our destination was originally Astoria, but as our plans often go, they were modified a bit. Despite a lot of sunshine, it is pretty cold. With chances of ice in the coastal range, we drove one of the lowest routes, through Newport, this time heading north. We did stop in Newport just long enough to do a little bird watching on the South Jetty. A pelican...

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Jul 30, 2013 - Cape Disappointment, WS

We spent two nights at the Cape Disappointment State Park. We did not have “full hookups” but it was a very nice park. It was a short 5 minute walk to the beach from our sites. We visited the Lewis and Clark Interpretative Center and took a number of short hikes while we were here. Ron and Carmen

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Jul 29, 2013 - Cape Disappointment, WA

We have finally arrived in Washington State. Our first stop was Cape Disappointment State Park, it is a beautiful State Park and our campsites were close to a large, very scenic beach. (Benson Beach) We only spent two nights and it is an area that would take days to fully explore, but we did manage to cover most of the park. We hiked around three miles, visited two lighthouses, did a great tour of the Lewis and Clarke Interpretive Center, walked out the North Jetty, and even took time out for a visit to Waikiki Beach.

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Jun 26, 2013 - Cape Disappointment-- Days 6 - 7

We backed into our full hook-up sites in Washington State’s Cape Disappointment State Park shortly after noon the next day. Leaving Nehalem Bay, we’d skirted Manzanita, seen Haystack Rock at Canon Beach, looked at the factory outlet center in Seaside before crossing near the mouth of the Columbia River on the 4.1 mile long Astoria-Megler bridge. This bridge was the last completed segment of U.S. Route 101 between Olympia and Los Angeles. It was opened in 1966. It’s the longest continuous truss bridge in North America and a fun drive. The...

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Dec 22, 2009 - Cape Disappointment Park

Today we explored Cape Disappointment State park, which is also the Lewis and Clark Interpretative Center. We both enjoyed looking through the artifacts of their westward trek and then enjoyed a beautiful sunset overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We enjoyed a early Christmas dinner this evening with Mom & Dad and other members of their Church.

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Sep 30, 2008 - September - Cape Disappointment State Park

September found us at the Southwest corner of WA, at the confluence of the Columbia River and Pacific Ocean. It is an area full of history from maritime, to native americans and the Corps of Discovery end of trail. We volunteered in the campground as campground hosts for sites 1-60. We enjoyed the beach and visiting with some of the campers. It did not work out that we stay the three months as originally planned. Not happy with no cell service and needed to be closer to the kids, so we moved on at the end of the month.

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Jul 4, 2008 - Long Beach to Cape Disappointment State Park, WA

Its Friday, July 4th! There were quite a few firecrackers on the beach last nite - but we were far enough from them that they didn't keep us awake. We just cannot believe all of the cool nights we've had - overall the the weather has been pretty good for sightseeing & for sleeping! Most of the people are staying right here, there isn't too much activity this morning. We are on the road at 8:34 AM (PT) on the great coffee hunt - I think this is the 1st morning that we haven't had a gas station w/lots of hot coffee right across the road! We...

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Sep 29, 2007 - Exploring the Lewis and Clark trail in WA and OR

In 1804, Jefferson commissioned Meriwether Lewis to form a Corps of Discovery unit to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Territory and to search for the realization of a NW Passage. Lewis invited military friend, William Clark, to co- lead this expedition that took them 18 hard months to reach the Pacific and 6 months to return to St. Louis. Peter: Lewis and Clark managed to map the Louisiana NW Territory. They traded with 100 different Indian tribes. Danny: They got stuck in "Dismal Nitch" on the shores of the Columbia by rain. They...

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Aug 21, 2007 - Long Beach - Kite Fest

We stopped in Long Beach Washington. We're really not sure why we ended up here, but we're glad we did. The town is a cute beach community, ala Crystal Beach. There is a Kite Festival going on this week and it is very cool. At times there are dozens and dozens of kites flying above the beach, getting tired of saying it but the pictures just don't do it. Two of the exhibitors are brothers from Spain who are world renown for their kite designs, which are incredible. We never knew there was so much to kite flying. First they have competitions...

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Aug 2, 2006 - Mount St. Helen's and Lewis and Clark State Park

For some reason, Bob was up and about around 6:00 a.m.. He went to the Wal-mart (open 24 hours) and bought us a new VCR for the bedroom since ours broke during one of the wild rides on Alaskan roads. Unfortunately, when he opened it later, after we stopped for the night, it was missing a remote control so now we have to take it back. Figures!! Anyway, we decided to head to Mount St. Helens and got to the Visitor's Center around 8:00. Unfortunately, they don't open til 9:00 so we went into the park and began the 44 mile drive to the Johnston...

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