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Sep 17, 2018 - Beaches and Kites!

We made it to our first stop on the West side of the Olympic Peninsula, Seaview, WA. The west side of the Peninsula starts at the Columbia River, and is divided into segments by large bays. Ilwaco is the first community and is focused on the fishing industry. Several marinas, a harbor and lots of bait stores. Next, going north is Seaview, where we stayed, and then Long Beach. Several other small communities are along this narrow strip of land with the Pacific Ocean on the west side and Willapa Bay on the east and north side. We stayed at...

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Jun 21, 2015 - Virgin Territory!

Today is the start of travel into virgin territory for us. We have not been up the west coast of Washington before. We left Woodland and headed north to Longview, where we crossed over the Columbia River, back into Oregon. Then we traveled west on Hwy 30 out to the coast, and crossed the Astoria Bridge back into Washington. -- During our first summer on the road, we were in this area and we drove the road from Longview to the coast on the Washington side of the River. It was very narrow and windy and our Captain did not want to repeat that...

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Jul 4, 2011 - Independence Day at the beach.

Up early to go check the beach for flotsam with low tide at 9am. Nothing found though. Uncle Carl cooked up a big breakfast and we headed to the couches for a nap or two.... Then back to the beach with the kites. Gina and Jimmie had two kites from Uncle Jim and I had my Trilby's and my new Prism foil. Great wind for kites. All the kites made it into the air although Jimmie's looked like a Charlie Brown kite when he was done. Karen ended up cutting the string to retie it. My foil is extremely quick so I am happy. We took the kids to...

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Jul 3, 2011 - To the beach

Heading NW we are on the way to Uncle Carl's beach cabin on the Washington penninsula. On the way we took the ferry across the Columbia River to get to Astoria. Once in Astoria we went to the Astoria Column to climb to the top to see the entire harbor where the Columbia meets the Pacific Ocean. Karen, Jimmie, Gina and I all climbed to the top of the 125 foot tower and managed to shuffle to the edge to look over for Uncle Carl to take a picture of us on top. 176 steps up. Again, I am sure I was quicker last time up a few years ago. Karen...

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Feb 26, 2010 - Clam Digging, again

Today, we headed over to Mom & Dad’s this morning, Debi was going to hang out with Mom and Scott went with Dad to accompany him on one of his runs. Debi went through a box of old pictures, that she is going to start scanning into the computer so that Mom & Dad can have them digitally for their digital picture frame and their computer. So many pictures that have been haven’t been seen in many years, some of when Mom was a young girl, and then others of Debi, her brother C. Paul and sister Jo, as they were growing up. Talk about a trip down...

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