We begin our trip down the Oregon coast
We left Vashon Saturday morning, and headed for Lacey, Wa. There is a Costco there, and Shipwreck beads. Shipwreck beads was a dream to visit. I have ordered so much stuff from them online and have always wanted to go to the store. It was awesome! That’s all I can say about that.
We spent that first night in Longview, Wa. at the Walmart. Our most un-favorite place to spend the night is a Walmart parking lot, but it was all there was and it was getting dark.
We left early Sunday morning and headed for Astoria, Oregon. Once we got there, I told Al we had to drive on the bridge that goes over the Columbia river. That meant heading north, but it was worth it.
We drove up the road a few miles, then turned around and headed south. Soon we were at the coast.
The beauty here is unreal. I can not even tell you how much I have missed the ocean. Seeing, and hearing the ocean again was such a wonderful thing for me. We pulled into a state park just past Newport, Oregon. It’s called South Beach and we are able to easily walk to the beach from our campsite. We stayed on the beach to watch the sunset last night.
This was Torrey’s first day of being able to walk anywhere. She was chomping at the bit to go, but was pretty sad she couldn’t just run on the beach. I feel so bad for her.
We will probably stay here tonight too, then onward on the southerly route.