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Aug 19, 2019 - Long Beach

Monday was a moving day. We drove across Thirty Gertie once again and took I-5 south to Olympia before heading west toward the Pacific. We wound our way south on the 101 to Long Beach and Andersen’s RV Park. This was our fifth visit to Long Beach and third stay at Andersen’s. The park was full due to the International Kite Festival that is in town for the week. We had dinner at The Castaways Seafood Grill on Monday evening. After dinner I installed the weBoost cell signal booster that had arrived at the campground earlier that day. Our hope...

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Aug 17, 2019 - 17th STOP - Long Beach, WA

8/17/19 - Last night we went to David's house to say goodby and there were 2 deer in the front yard, one in the side yard, and one beside the driveway. Sookie was not happy to have to stay in the care. Long drive from Whidbey Island. 7 + Hours. for only 254 miles. We stopped at the Indian Reservation a few miles off Whidbey Island for fuel and saved $.26 per gallon. The downside was that booze was double the price compared to Tennessee. I thought Indian reservations were not subject to taxes. Driving down I 5 through Seattle and Tacoma was...

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Feb 3, 2019 - Volunteer Beach Cleanup Season by Ocean Blue Project is Almost Upon Us for 2019

Ocean Blue Project's Blue Beaches Program is packed full of beach cleanups this year! Join hands on July 5th 2019 in Long Beach, Washington. Last year during the National Beach Cleanup Initiative 2018, volunteers found loads of marine debris including crab pot rope, fishing nets, tires, and microplastics! This year, Ocean Blue volunteers will clean up the ocean, one beach at a time. The best time to make impact on the Long Beach Peninsula is after 4th of July celebration on the beach. Check out this link for more information the Longest...

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Jul 21, 2018 - $10 tuna

July 21 - tourist day to three WA state parks; in the first we bought a $10 "pass" for parking good for the day so the other two brought the per park cost to $3.33 each. First park was Lewis and Clark center, second was a tidewater historic town (Oysterville) and wildlife refuge, and the third, a beach on Pacific Ocean. Shopping at Ilwaco craft/food market scored $10/# tuna and a wooden salad bowl. I wish we could have gotten more tuna; it was good, not steaks, but a huge loin hunk that I cut into seven small steaks for the grill.

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Aug 27, 2017 - Go Fly a Kite!

Up, Up, and Away! We are in Long Beach, Washington for the 39th annual Washington State kite festival. We are not kite flyers just spectators and this is the first kite festival we’ve ever attended. The festival is said to be one of, if not, the biggest kite festival in the United States and is a big draw on the peninsula. The weather co-operated with sunny skies and enough wind for the kites to soar overhead. Each day we spent a couple of hours watching different events. Mass ascensions of various types of kites, kite ballets which is kite...

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Sep 28, 2016 - Washington Beaches

It has taken us almost a month to drive down the coastline of Washington. We were surprised at all the beautiful beaches and quaint coastal towns along the way. We stayed at an Elks Lodge RV park in Forks, which is on the far western part of the Olympic National Park. Forks used to be known as a logging town, but since author Stephanie Meyers wrote the teenage vampire series, Twilight, which was set in Forks, the town has turned crazy Twilight. We arrived just days after a weekend celebration of Twilight. We were told the author has on...

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Aug 10, 2016 - Long Beach, WA - Andersen's Campground

Well, I seem to have forgotten to make our entry last night before leaving Lincoln City, OR for Long Beach, WA today. So this will be a combination leaving/arriving entry! First off, our trip today covered 126 miles, some of it along the coast but mostly in the interior of Oregon. We passed the Tillamook Cheese Factory but didn't stop as we have been there before. It didn't appear to be all that busy for some reason - the parking lot is usually packed? We are staying at Andersen's Campground just north of Long Beach, WA. We have a full...

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Jul 27, 2016 - A Tooth Issue

Our time in Long Beach has come to an end although it appeared for awhile that we might need to extend our stay. It has been three weeks of beach walks, local restaurants, short trips into Oregon, and Pacific Sunsets. Now about that almost delay. On Sunday Sue broke off a front crown while negotiating a cob of corn. Some of you may be familiar with a similar occurrence that beset us in Halifax a few years ago. We were able to find a dentist in Astoria who could see her yesterday afternoon. I was busy developing contingency travel plans...

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Jul 24, 2016 - Local Events

We have become very familiar with the route from Andersen's RV Park to Astoria. Yesterday we went church for the second time in Hammond. We stopped at a nearby Doogers Restaurant for dinner then crossed back over the Megler Bridge into Washington heading toward Chinook. Fort Columbia State Park, lying just east of Chinook, is the home of the Peninsula Theater where the PPAP was presenting a community theater version of the musical, "Once upon a Mattress." We got to the theater a bit early so I took a short walk to the nearby riverside where...

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Jul 21, 2016 - Hanging on the Peninsula

We have spent the last several days exploring the Long Beach Peninsula. We took the Honda to the northern most point on the peninsula at Ledbetter State Park. We briefly visited the surprisingly large (although still small) town of Oystervilleand spent some time in Ocean Park where we did some shopping and had dinner in a local restaurant. Back in Long Beach we visited the Cranberry Museum. The facility was once the property of Washington State University. When the university decided to sell the property, a group of local producers bought...

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Jul 17, 2016 - Music in the Gardens

Yesterday we attended a local event called "Music in the Garden." It was a paid event that featured seven privately owned gardens in and around Seaview, Long Beach, and Oceanside. Each stop featured some music or art presentation, some snacks, and an array of flowers and shrubs. They ranged from a couple of small homes with a variety of plants to a couple of several acre large properties with very impressive landscaping. Our first stop was in Seaside at a home owned by a man named Charles who had a carefully cultivated yard featuring some...

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Jul 14, 2016 - Beach and Trail

So far Long Beach has met expectations. We have spent considerable time walking on the beach. It tends to be breezy so we choose north or south depending on the direction of the wind. We walk into the wind first so that the return walk is easier. Annie can be off leash most of the time so she is having a good time. We stopped at a kite shop in town and bought an inexpensive kite. Today Sue flew a kite for the first time ever. We have seen the wind used to propel vehicles too! Yesterday there were a couple of three-wheeled vehicles being...

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