Saturday, June 28, 2014


JUNE 27 , 2014

The day did not start out great (it was raining). Mother Nature must be sad because this is our last full day with new  friends from all over the US and Canada. 

We headed down to the little Beach Resort town of Seaside OR.  Seaside has been revered as one of the most popular Oregon Coast destinations for more than 100 years - and for good reason.  With miles of soft sandy beach, beautiful ocean views, classic coastal attractions and abundant outdoor adventures, Seaside creates memories you will have forever.

Cal and Matt are on their way back from
viewing the Pacific Ocean
Olie's smile tells it all

Beverly and Jo-An also enjoyed
 the view of the Pacific Ocean

Chris, the museum curator, came on our motor coach to give us a little history of the town then we were off to explore the town. Some of us took a short walk to the  site where the Corps of Discovery set up their salt making area during their stay here in the winter of 1805 & 1806.

To make salt, the Corps had to find rocks to build a furnace, wood to burn, ocean water to boil, fresh water to drink and game animals.  Five men traveled to the beach site, built the camp and set five kettles to boiling, 24 hours a day, to produce salt.  According to their records, they set out from Fort Clatsop on December 28, 1805, and left the camp February 20, 1806 with 3 1/2 bushels or about 28 gallons of "excellent, fine, strong & white" salt. 
They used the salt for flavoring their food as well as curing the meat for storage.

Salt Works with the 5 kettle for boiling

A different view of the Salt Works

We spent a short time(about a hour and a half) wondering around the town of Seaside.  Several of us went shopping and other just enjoyed the ice cream and coffee shops.   All of us went to see the "End of the Lewis and Clark Trail' sign and statue.  

We did it!!!  From beginning to the end

Now this is shopping for something unique 

After our visit to Seaside we took a short drive site seeing  to Cannon Beach.  What a beautiful drive.  Some of group got off the bus to walk in the Pacific ocean and others wanted to get pictures of the Haystack Rock.  This gorgeous coastal town is nestled midst a forested headland and broad spans of sandy beach with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the towering monoliths.  Haystack Rock,which reaches to 235 feet above the ocean, is one of the largest monoliths in the world and a photographer's favorite.

Haystack Rock

Then we were off to Camp 18 for a fantastic lunch. Camp 18 is an old logging camp converted to a great place to eat. There is all kinds of logging equipment on display dating back a least a century, along with several wood carvings.

Camp 18 Restaurant

Wood carved Eagle
Wood carved lumber jack

Sue you really look small next to this guy

WOW this is a great lunch

After lunch we headed back to our campground where strawberry short cake was waiting. Although the weather did not cooperate, we all still had a great Day.

They are all waiting for the desert

Kittie is showing us her
strawberry shortcake
Well what is left of it.

Sue and I would like to thank all of our Lewis & Clark travelers for coming along with us on this journey.

 May all your travels be filled with fun and joy

Rig # 1 Phil & Sue (Wagonmaster)

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