Monday, August 20, 2012

Monday drive

We got a bit of a late start on our drive to Astoria, Oregon.  Nothing earth shaking, we just slept a bit longer than we should have.  How nice....

At any rate, we pulled out of Poulsbo around 11 a.m. and made the 4 1/2 hour drive to Astoria in 5 1/2 hours.  Lots of the driving was on small roads, up and down hills and on "jiggy" roads, so that slowed us down a bit.  Our fuel stop took longer than usual, truckers aren't always the nicest people, at least at the fuel pumps.  They often leave their trucks in the fuel fill line and go into the restaurant, store, etc. and come back when they're good and ready.   Meantime, they've blocked a pump, causing us to sit in line behind an empty truck, waiting to fill our tank.  Grrr.

 We crossed over into Oregon (on Oregon 30) and drove along the Columbia River following it to the ocean at Astoria.   As we drove along we watched it change from the normal looking river we had become used to seeing  to a very wide, very wild looking waterway.  Lots of ocean going vessels moving along, or sitting at moorings in Longview.  At niece Lisa's suggestion, I took some pictures of them
with my ipad as we crossed over the river there.   What a great idea Leese!!!    Problem is, I'm having trouble getting them to the blog.  I won't bore you with my problems, but you still won't see any pictures for awhile.  The camera will be UPS'd out tomorrow.

We're at Lewis and Clark RV and Golf Course until Thursday morning.  This is a very clean, nicely landscaped campground  with decent space between sites.   Beluga was able to drive into our spot instead of the usual back in and sits looking out over the golf course.  Pretty nice.  We're only staying until Thursday morning so we won't have much time to explore the area as much as I'd like.  Lots of history here.  A place to come back to I think.

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