The next morning we were packed and off on the road again.
By the way, if you are thinking of bringing your kids up 101 and need a fun car game? They can play count the Dairy Queens along the way. I know you Californians think DQ’s were a thing of the past but you will be amazed as your hear your child count well above 100. Or, if you prefer to mess with your kids on a summer trip, have them look for Oregon’s State flower, The Oregon Grape. No need to tell them that the yellow flowering plants they are seeing everywhere is the state flower. Let them keep looking for grapes. This may keep them busy looking for quite some time and give you peace from hearing the “Are we there yet?” question.
We stopped for a short hike to a waterfall.
We stopped by a few beaches.
We stopped by the side of the road to take pictures.
After eating bowls of ice cream and eating as much sample cheese as we could, it was time for lunch. Thanks to my cousin Kim, Yelp is still my best friend on a road trip. We “yelped” to see if there were good eats in the area and low and behold number one was a taco truck. This lunch was not only a great deal, $3 for two steak asada tacos, it was delicious. I highly recommend this taco truck if you are ever passing through Tillamook.
Our next campground was the Astoria KOA. It is so big! Definitely a great spot to bring kids. Kids can play on the playground (basketball, volleyball, etc.) while parents have food and drinks from the camp kitchen delivered to your campsite. Oh, and the bathrooms were clean at this one as well! One thing Yvonne and I have noticed is that everyone that works at these KOA are so friendly and nice!
Well, we are off to explore Astoria’s art and shopping district! Yippeee!