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Travel Tuesday: Ilwaco, Cape Disappointment and the North Jetty

You guys. Last week, we took a nice day and decided we’d go across the bridge and check out the campground at Cape Disappointment. We thought it would sort of be a quick drive and weren’t thinking the campground was going to be our style. We had driven by before, and from the road we […]

Travel Tuesday: Willapa National Wildlife Refuge

On a remarkably clear day last week, we decided to hop in the car and head north into Washington on route 101. We’ve already spent a little time on the Long Beach Peninsula all the way up to Leadbetter Point State Park.  But we’ve never gone up the coast on the east side of Willapa […]

Travel Tuesday: Gearhart Beaches

On one of the sunnier days last week, we decided to go check out some of the beaches between Fort Stevens State Park and Gearhart. We like to go midweek if we can. We pretty much like to do everything during the week. Then often on weekends, when everyone else is out, we stay home. […]

Weekend In The Woods: Camp Creek. Again.

Long before we decided to move to Astoria, we looked ahead at the summer weekends of 2011 and started to plan some camping trips. We probably started planning in January or February. We looked at all the festivals, street fairs, weddings, Timbers games, and all the other stuff going on in the summer. Then we […]

Headed For The Hills

This weekend, we are unhooking from the grid for a whole three days, packing up the car, driving east, beyond civilization, outside cell coverage, and into the woods. With big mountains and big trees. We’re going to build big fires and cook big meals. We’ll breathe big gulps of mountain air and catch fish with […]