Sunday, September 29, 2013

Newport and the Black Oyster Catcher

We arrived in Newport the 24 th Sept for a week,we've been here before and have stayed at the Newport RV & marina park nice view of the marina & bridge. Went shopping and sightseeing for a couple days and then the weather started arriving this is a pretty big storm the remains of a typhoon that hit Japan a week back so we have been souped in with winds and rain  and are missing places that we would like to see again. Kathy wants to see the black oyster catcher that frequents this area which can be elusive for her birding list.The weather should start clearing out Tuesday the day we were scheduled to depart.  We decided to stay another week. oh well that's what is good about this lifestyle you have the flexibility to change your plans. I  need to get a few things done to the RV so that's the name of that tune and Kathy needs to see that darn bird. so hopefully I will have good news about the elusive oyster catcher in my next blog until later Safe travels.  

Saturday, September 21, 2013


Lewis & Clark ended their journey here in Astoria where they found the Pacific ocean just a few miles west of here. We visited the interpretive center yesterday which is the site where Capt's. Lewis & Clark and the  the men know as corps of discovery  (us army enlisted men) spent the winter here  before heading back they built  Fort Clatsop and hunted fished and traded with the Chinook & Clatsop Indians to sustain them through the winter. The center is very informative and a must see if you spend time here. also we visited what is know as the Astoria Column its built in the early 1900s on top of the largest hill in the city and built like a lighthouse you can see where the Columbia River empty's onto the Pacific ocean , sand bars and river channel for miles very pretty and you can get a since of what this area is all about. with other rivers that empty into the Columbia another must see. We will leave here the 24th and go to Newport OR so until later get out and see this wonderful country that we live in. Safe travels.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Astoria ,OR

Arrived yesterday and are all set up here in Warrenton at Camp Riley army national guard base. 10 full hookup spots on asphalt  been here before and really like the Astoria  area lots of history with Lewis & Clark   and the mouth of the Columbia River will be here a week maybe two, will relax for a few days after having a great time in WA. will post more later about this area. until later safe travels.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Labor Day, our last few days in Washington.

We will leave here Tuesday the 3rd and go to Astoria OR for a week We have had a great summer up here and have made new friends here in the park and seen old friends who spend time up here  The best part was being able to spend time with son's David & Clay we said our goodbyes last weekend and its always sad to leave them but they both seem happy and you can't ask for more than that.  The Lord has blessed us with great weather, friends and family. Looking forward to seeing the Oregon coast again as it has its own beauty. Until later folks,safe travels wherever you are.