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Fort Clatsop and Astoria Oregon

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

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Rain last night and rained off and on today, sometimes hard, sometimes with hail. We decide to go see Fort Clapsop National Historic Park anyway. Fort Clapsop is the fort that Lewis & Clark built to survive their winter here in Oregon, at the end of their journey. We tour the fort, look at the museum and watch their 2 movies. The place is packed with 10-year-olds on a field trip!

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Then head down to Astoria for lunch on the dock. We watch the freighters on the Columbia River while we eat, and then a seagull decides to sit on the ledge beside on window...
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Jere wants to go up the Astoria Column, a stone tower erected on the top of the hill to celebrate the train coming to the mouth of the Columbia--kindof strange, but we go up there, climb the 164 stairs and enjoy the view.
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It starts to rain again when we go back to the docks to their viewing platform (of the Columbia River) and so we head to the car to start the drive back to Cannon Beach. On our way back we stop at the outlets and do a little shopping. And then stop at Ecola State Park for a view of Cannon Beach -- the view is great, BUT it is incredibly WINDY!!! We start to head out to the edge of the cliff and stop -- it is so windy I'm concerned that we'll be blown off (or slip in the wet mud). Plus another storm in blowing into the coast. Jere reluctantly turns around and we head back to the car.

We drive through the town of Cannon Beach through the heavy rain and return to the campground for the night. A dip in their indoor pool and we call it a day.

Posted by jengelman 08:05 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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oh my goodness, 164 steps- wow--- just checking in, seems like things are continuing to go well, we are having great weather here in Central PA- no rain, lots of sun, and great temps! 1 more month of school, Dustin is counting down the days. Be safe and we will check in soon.

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