Last updated 06/24/2009  

Astoria, Oregon


After leaving Port Angeles, we retraced our route back to Tacoma to the Camping World there to have our coach batteries replaced.  Then we headed back to the coast the way we came and headed south, crossing the bridge into Oregon and over to Astoria.  Before we left, Terry, using the mapping program in her computer, found a campground, made reservations, and printed out the map.  When we arrived at what was supposed to be our destination, there was no campground there.  A quick phone call told us we were way off base.  The campground where she had made the reservation was miles away, near Portland.  Apparently our computer was not the only one to have misplaced the campground.  Luckily we were right next to the Ft. Stevens campground where we found a spot for overnight.  That afternoon we did a quick tour of downtown Astoria, went through the Columbia River Maritime Museum, rode the trolley up and down the entire waterfront where we had lunch, and then drove up to the top of the highest point where the tower was closed for renovation.  The next day we checked out the Military History Museum and Civil War earthworks at Fort Stevens.  On the beach we checked out the 1906 shipwreck of the Peter Iredale.

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