Saturday, June 21, 2008

Port Ilwaco and Ocean Park

This morning Russ and I were up early and headed for the Port Ilwaco Farmers Market by 9 AM. We walked along the boardwalk looking at all the wares that people had out for sale. The only thing that we saw that we might have bought was a hobby horse for my great-niece Jenna but passed it up for now and will find her one when we get closer to the east coast.
We left Ilwaco and headed to Long Beach where we stopped at McDonald’s and got us a breakfast sandwich before heading to Ocean Park and the Garlic Festival. There were booths with people selling wares and some were selling garlic stuff also. Russ purchased a bottle of Garlic Ginger Sauce which he said tasted good on his pork chops last night. We enjoyed seeing what all was there.

We drove back down Sandbridge Road and found a Cranberry Museum. It told of how the cranberries are grown and picked. We took a self-guided tour of the field and learned much about the process of growing cranberries.

During the late afternoon and night we had rain. Not hard just gentle showers.
The weather has still been chilly and grey while we have been here. We have decided to change direction on Thursday and instead of staying on the coast we are going inland toward Chehalis where we will be able to see Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens. Hopefully it will be warmer also.

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