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Sep 13, 2014 - A few more days at the beach

We had a leisurely morning enjoying our coffee time together before putting everything away for a short travel day down to Chinook, Washington, just across the Columbia from Astoria. We had enough fuel credits at Fred Meyer to get 50 cents off per gallon up to 35gallons. Fortunately, that filled us up. It was our plan to stay here for a couple of days, but we found out the park up the road, which is part of our R.O.D. plan has full hookups, so only one night here.

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Aug 10, 2014 - Moving north

Once we get out on the road, it's becoming clear Bev is still not in shape for travel, let alone being near someone in a hospital setting. So we decide to stay in one of our membership parks for the next week to allow whatever bug is bugging Bev, goes away. We'll spend a night here in Chinook before landing in Ocean City, WA for a week.

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Jul 11, 2014 - Trip into Ilwaca

Our spot in Columbia Shores RV Resort in Chinook, WA. We took off to Ilwaca today and hiked to the North Cape Disappointment Lighthouse and then went and hiked to the South Cape Disappointment Lighthouse. On the hike we passed by Dead Mans Cove and Iryna spotted a baby bunny right off the trail. There were lots of Cormorants on the rocks. The South Lighthouse is run by the US Coast Guard. Here's 4 of the Coast Guard ships coming into port and one of them docking. Another picture of along the Ilwaca shore.

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Jul 16, 2012 - Chinook, WA

Crossed over into Washington today at Astoria,OR! Staying at the Columbia River RV Park in Chinook, WA. Went over and drove on Long Beach. It is the longest beach on the West Coast. It is 28 miles long. One of the longest beaches in the world that you can drive on. We had never heard of it before!

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Jul 22, 2011 - Columbia Shores RV Park, Chinook, Washington

Today, we left the Portland area on US 26 west. I noticed SR 103 heading off to the northwest along our route of travel and the GPS seemed to pick up on it also. So since we're all in this for an adventure, we took the suggestion. It was a narrow, twisty, 2 lane, with no shoulder country road. All of that was OK until the logging trucks started coming toward us, then the road got VERY narrow indeed. The road surface got a little bumpy for several miles, but other than a slow ride through the countryside, it was an enjoyable side trip. Next...

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May 19, 2010 - Chinook, Washington

Our 2010 RV Adventures have begun. Friend Larry was kind enough to drive us to the airport in his large SUV – just the vehicle we needed to haul our 200 pounds of baggage. The night before we left I did the on-line airline check-in, printed out our boarding passes and paid for our three (big) bags, making sure that each bag was under 50 pounds as required by Hawaiian Air. And for those paying attention, the weight of those three bags came to just under 147 pounds which meant that our carry-ons weighed over 50 pounds. Larry dropped us off in...

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Jul 4, 2008 - Astoria, OR to Chinook, WA

Before we left Cape Disappointment this morning we called around trying to find a camp site in Oregon for tonight. We tried several places listed in our 2 campground books, but they were all full. We know that there are lots of small campgrounds that do not list in these directories, so as we traveled down Hwy 101 we watched for someplace that looked like a possibility. In the little town of Chinook (the Chinook Capital) we saw a small, old little campground right next to the highway. It didn't look like much, most of the campers there were...

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