Saturday, July 17, 2010
Day 30 -- Seattle to Nehelman, OR (July 11, 2010)
Our time in Seattle had to come to an end. We packed up (This baby bunny did not want to leave it's hiding place under our motorhome.) and then headed south and west. We headed for the coast and met up with Hwy 1. On the way south, we met up with the Lewis and Clark trail . . . at the end of it. When we hit the Columbia River, we found a great roadstop that marked where the Lewis and Clark Expedition had to spend a week waiting out a Pacific storm. They called the place Dismal Nitch so I don't think they enjoyed their stay there as much as we did.
And, then we head off over the Astoria bridge into Oregon. I'm not a big fan of bridges <ahem!> and this particular bridge kinda freaks me out!
We didn't have time to stop in Astoria so we just cruised through and headed south. We drove through town after cute beach town along the coast. I started looking for a place to spend the night. However, we ended up finding an amazing campground by accident. As we headed south, we saw a state park campground that said they had vacancies. So, we gave it a shot.
What a beautiful campground. Nehalem Bay State Park, Or. It's on the beach but the campsites are sheltered and surrounded by beautiful landscaping. The pads are paved and level. Each site has electricity and water. They don't designate tent or RV sites and they also have amazingly cute Yurts that you can rent to camp in. The atmosphere was beautiful and peaceful. I could have spent a week there!