Vacations To Go


4th of July at the Ocean

Day 1 Wednesday July 1st  
Barb, Tim, Ray & Sherry:      
4:30 p.m. Depart: Spokane  
6:45 p.m. Arrive: Kennewick 142
  Do: Gas  
7:00 p.m. Depart: Kennewick  
11:00 p.m. Arrive: Portland 200
  Lodge: Ramada Inn $107.17
9707 SE Stark


Day 2 Thursday July 2nd  
Barb, Tim, Rory, Zelda, Ray & Sherry:      
8:45 a.m. Depart: Hotel  
9:00 a.m. Do: Pick-up Rory and Zelda  
9:15 a.m. Depart: Portland  
    (Go right on Burnside. At the next light, 22nd, turn left. Turn left on Glisan. Enter I-205 going right/north. It will become I-5. Take exit 36 onto Hwy 432/west. It will go left on 3rd, then right on Industrial Way. Go left on Hwy 433. Cross the bridge and go right on Hwy 30. In Astoria follow the signs to cross the bridge on Hwy 101. After crossing the bridge go left/west. On the right side.)  
11:15 a.m. See: Fort Columbia Historical State Park
Constructed between 1896 and 1903, renovated during World War II and de-commissioned in 1947.
Stroll amidst officers’ homes, artillery batteries and two 6-inch, rapid-fire, World War II-era guns that are among six still in existence. The guns were transferred to the park in 1994 from a U.S. Navy facility in Newfoundland. Peruse the park’s interpretive center for artifacts, photos and stories about exploration, the fur trade and the military community on the Columbia. 
Interpretive Center (11-3)
    (Continue right on Hwy 101. Turn right on Alt Hwy 101. Go left on Hwy 101. Turn right on Hwy 103. On the right side.)  
  Do: Lunch-Lost Roo
1700 Pacific
16 min. Arrive: Long Beach, WA 11
  See: Shops  
    Candyman (
115 Pacific
101 Pacific
    Sweet Celebrations
110 Pacific
    Cottage Bakery
118 Pacific
2:00 p.m. Depart: Long Beach  
    (Go back south on Hwy 101.)  
2:30 p.m. Arrive: Astoria 19
    (From Hwy 101 turn right on 8th St.)  
  See: Flavel House Museum $7/$6 seniors (10-5)
441 8th St
    (Across the street.)  
    Oregon Film Museum $6 (10-5)
House in the Old Clatsop Jail used from 1914-1976. Goonies, Kindergarten Cop and Short Circuit filmed here. Goonies exhibit.
    (Go right/north on 7th.)  
    NW Community Alliance Thrift (9:30-5)
207 7th
    (Turn right/east on Bond. Enter Marine Dr. Turn left on 11th.)  
  Do: Astoria Brewing Company
144 11th
Sandwiches, reubens, fish and chips, burgers, chicken, mac and cheese
OR   (Turn right/east on Bond. On 8th.)  
    Plaza Jalisco Mexican Restaurant (11-10) "Good prices"
212 8th St
Mexican, hamburgers and steaks
    (Head to the river.)  
    Astoria Riverwalk  
    Pier 11 Mall  
    Lemon Naked (10-5:30)
77 11th St.
    Frite and Scoop (12-6)
Ice Cream
    (Go back to Marine Drive and turn right/west. In 6 blocks on the left.)  
3-10 p.m. Lodge: Columbia Inn $89.90
495 Marine Drive
(Queen, microwave, refrigeator)
Autumn, Mark & Paul:      
4:30 p.m. Depart: Spokane  
6:45 p.m. Arrive: Kennewick  
11:00 p.m. Arrive: Portland  
  Lodge: Ramada Inn $102.02
9707 SE Stark St
(2 Queens, breakfast)

Day 3 Friday July 3rd  
Barb, Tim, Rory, Zelda, Ray & Sherry:      
    (Go left on Marine Dr. On the left as the road turns left.)  
8:00 a.m. Do: Breakfast-Pig N'Pancake (6am-8pm)
146 Bond St
9:15 a.m. Depart: Astoria  
    (Go left on Hwy 101. Turn left at Taco Bell.)  
9:25 a.m. Arrive: Warrenton 10
  Do: Costco (9:30-8:30)
1804 SE Ensign Ln
Buy sausage, buns & Gas
10:00 a.m. Depart: Warrenton  
    (Go left on Hwy 101. Turn right on Broadway.)  
10:16 a.m. Arrive: Seaside 11
  See: Shops  
    Schweiterts Cones and Candy (10-9)
406 A Broadway
    Seaside Candyman (11-7)
21 N Columbia
    Portland Fudge (
102 Broadway
    Phillips Candies (10-10)
217 Broadway
Autumn, Mark & Paul:      
10:00 a.m. Depart: Portland  
    (Turn right on Stark. Go right into I-205. Take the I-84 exit west towards Portland. Enter I-5 south. Enter I-405 north. Take exit 1D onto Hwy 26. Go right on Hwy 101. Turn left on Broadway.)  
11:30 a.m. Arrive: Seaside 87
  Do: Call Mom  
12:00 p.m. Depart: Seaside  
    (Continue left up Broadway. Turn right on Hwy 101. Turn right on the 1st exit to town. Turn right on 3rd. It will turn on Hemlock. On the right side.)  
12:20 p.m. Depart: Cannon Beach 9
  See: Shops  
    Bruce's Candy Kitchen (10-5)
256 N Hemlock
    Cannon Beach Bakery (7-3)
240 N Hemlock
    Schweitert's Cones and Candy (10-8)
144 N Hemlock
1:00 p.m. Depart: Cannon Beach  
    (Continue right on Hemlock. Turn left on Sunset Blvd. Enter Hwy 101.)  
1:35 p.m. Arrive: Rockaway Beach 26
2:00 p.m. Arrive: Tillamook 13
  Do: Tillamook Creamery (8-8)  
3:00 p.m. Depart: Tillamook  
    (Continue left on Hwy 1. Turn left on Hwy 20. Turn right on Fogarty. In 2 block go right on 2nd. It is the corner house on the left.)  
4:35 p.m. Arrive: Newport 71
  Lodge: 554 SE 2nd (3 p.m.)
Newport, OR


Day 4 Saturday July 4th  
  Do: Mariner Dog Barbecue- Barb & Tim  
    Big Creek to Agate Beach Trail (1 mile each way)
Agate Beach (9-6) w/restrooms
    Succulent Scallop Letterbox  


Day 5 Sunday July 5th  
  Do: Tostados-Rory & Zelda  
    Illinois Bicentennial: Lincoln County Letterbox  
    A Tranquil Swim in the Salt Water Letterbox  
    Maritime Museum (11-4) $5
Exhibits on fishing and shipwrecks


Day 6 Monday July 6th  
  Do: Lucky Thai Elephant Restaurant (11-8:45)
807 SW Coast
    Low Tide 8:07 a.m.  


Day 7 Tuesday July 7th  
  Do: Dinner-Jen and Mark  
    Yaquina Bay State Park (9-6) Lighthouse closed, but restrooms open
    Muriel Trevenard's Ghost Letterbox  
    Nemo's Buddy Letterbox  
    (Turn right and cross the bridge. Take the 1st right.)  
    Yaquina Bay Bridge Letterbox  
    Yaquina Head
Call 541-574-3100 to see if open
    Oregon Tide Pools Letterbox  
    The Watcher of the Waves Letterbox  


Day 8 Wednesday July 8th  
  Do: Dinner- Ray and Sherry  
    Fogarty State Park  
    Did you sea a horses? Letterbox  


Day 9 Thursday July 9th  
  Do: Dinner-Left-overs  


Day 10 Friday July 10th  
10:00 a.m. Depart: Newport  
    (Go right on Hwy 20. In Corvallis continue on Hwy 34. In Lebanon it will go left, then right on Wheeler. In a couple of blocks turn right on Williams. In about 8 blocks go left on Grant St. Cross the river and go right on Berlin Rd. Just past Hamilton Creek School go right on Plagman. Just past Woodbine.)
1 hr 25 min Arrive: Lebanon, OR 73
  See: Jen, Trish & Jeff's house
39415 Plagman Dr
Lebanon, OR
  Depart: Lebanon  
    (Turn right on Plagman Dr. Turn left on Berlin. Turn left on Brewster Rd over the river. At Park St/Hwy 20 turn right/north. It will go left on Hwy 16, then right on Main St. Enter I-5. Take exit 299B onto I-405 north. Take exit 2B right onto 14th. Go left on Glisan over the freeway. Turn right on 18th. Go left on Northrup and left again on 19th.)  
1.5 hrs. Arrive: Portland 88
  See: Pro Photo Supply (10-4)
1815 NW Northrup
    (Continue right on 19th. Go left on Burnside. Cross the river. Eventually go left on 14th. Go right on Sandy. On the left.)  
10 min.   Voodoo Donuts
1501 NE Davis
    (Go left on Sandy Blvd. Turn left on 17th and left again on Glisan. Go right on 16th. Enter I-84. Go north on I-205. Take exit 23B. Enter Hwy 30 going west. Turn right on 92nd. Go right on Alderwood. Turn left on Mt. St. Helens Ave.)  
12 min.   IKEA
10280 NE Cascades Pkwy
    (Go left out of the parking lot. Turn right on Mt. Hood Ave. Turn right on Airport Way. Go right into I-205. Take exit 21A. Go right on Glisan. Take an immediate left on 94th. Turn left on Burnside.)  
    Drop off Rory and Zelda  
    (Go right on Burnside. Turn left on 122nd. At Airport Way turn left. Go left on Holman.)  
  Lodge: LaQuinta by Wyndham Portland Airport $109.77
11207 NE Holman St
(2 Queens, breakfast)

Day 11 Saturday July 11th  
10:00 a.m. Depart: Portland  
    (Go left on Airport Way. Go right to enter I-205 south. Take exit 22 to go east on I-84. Take exit 35.)  
  Do: Multnomah Falls
Check Twilight Series #1
12:45 p.m. Arrive: Kennewick  
  Do: Lunch & Gas  
1:00 p.m. Depart: Kennewick  
5:00 p.m. Arrive: Spokane