This is the furthest in North Oregon we’ve ever been…and I was sooo surprised at how busy the beaches were. Not indicative of what I know to be Oregon Beaches…the coast here was full of people and dogs. We enjoyed some beach time in between the cloudy gloomy days that still fell upon us. Where is Summer? that was our biggest question but Doug kept reminding us that when he lived in Portland…summer didn’t come until early July…and so we wait.
Seems like we will be at a few Thousand Trails parks in the coming weeks. The Seaside RV Resort is another Thousand Trails…this one was the first park we’ve been to that was actually split in half. One side of the road had the pool/clubhouse and half of the RV sites, where the other side had the other half a laundry room and a small mini golf area. We were able to find a corner spot which gave us a large front yard to play yard games and cook s’mores.
While here we went to Astoria and visited the Peter Iredale which was a four-masted steel barque sailing vessel that ran ashore October 25, 1906. I’m not sure why they left it on the beach but it sure was big and beautiful.
We enjoyed walking down the “Prom” as they called it…a sidewalk promenade with hotels and shops…kinda like the Jersey boardwalk but much smaller. There was lots of activity on the beach there and they even had a few swing sets and volleyball nets set up. There was glitter (mica I assume) in the sand…it was pretty. We had quite a few windy days but that didn’t stop us from taking out beach walks.
We also came across a Lewis and Clark statue, which Keagan was totally excited about since he studied their journeys this year in Oregon History class.
This is also where Kaia learned how to play, keep away for the first time. At first she had to have her ball and sharing was out of the question, she didn’t want anyone else to have it…but she soon figured out that we would pass it back and forth and then she would get a turn…she really likes the new game.