Thursday, June 19, 2008

Travel along Hwy 101 through Oregon

We left Whalers Rest, near Newport, Oregon, this morning about 8 AM and headed north on Hwy. 101 along the Pacific Ocean coastline. It was cloudy all day but the drive and scenery were beautiful. Traveling along 101 you go through many small towns and the speed limit is down to 25 – 35 mph. The roads are also very windy but with the slower speed there is no problem negotiating the curves.

At about 11:30 AM, we arrived in the town of Astoria, Oregon. We drove through the town headed for the bridge to cross the Columbia River into Washington.
In order to reach the bridge you do a pigtail up. Once on the bridge it is 4 ½ miles long and very scenic. We continued on Hwy 101 through the towns of Chinook, Ilwaco, and Seaview to just before Long Beach where we are camped at the Thousand Trails Park. It is a very nice park with side by side parking and the sewers are shared by four camp sites so you must make sure where you are parking.

We got set up and decided to ride up to the town of Long Beach and get some lunch. We stopped at Doogers and the food was excellent. Russ had Salmon and chips while I had Chicken Strips and salad. We left there and headed back to the park to greet Jim and Nancy Leivas. They were about an hour and a half behind us. They are parked on the outer road facing the trees.
We all just rested for the rest of the afternoon and will see what we can find tomorrow.

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