Vacations To Go


August Fun at the Ocean


Day 1 Friday August 10th  
Autumn, Mark, Paul, Ray and Sherry:      
5:00 p.m. Depart: Spokane  
    (Go west on I-90. Take Hwy 395 south at Ritzville.)  
7:15 p.m. Arrive: Kennewick 142
  Do: Gas & Lunch  
8:00 p.m. Depart: Kennewick  
    (Continue on Hwy 395 south. Enter I-82 south. Enter I-84 west.)  
12:00 a.m. Arrive: Portland, OR 205
  Lodge: Ramada by Wyndham Portland $219.53
9707 SE Stark
Portland, OR 97216
(Confirmation Number: 1183984395-8571, 2 dbl beds, breakfast, hot tub)


Day 2 Saturday August 11th  
Autumn, Mark, Paul, Ray, Rory:      
10:00 a.m. Depart: Hotel  
  Do: Pick-up Rory  
    (Go right on Burnside. Turn left on 122nd. Turn left on Glisan. Enter the freeway. Take an immediate right on I-84 west. Take exit 1. Turn left on 12th. Turn left on Davis.)  
  Do: Voodoo Donuts  
    (Go right on Davis. Turn right on Grand. Go left on Lloyd Blvd. It will become Pacific Hwy 99. Turn right on Larrabee. Go left to cross the Broadway Bridge. The road will job right to become Lovejoy. Turn right on 10th. Go left on Northrup. Cross the freeway. Go left on 19th. On the left side.)  
    Pro Photo Supply (9-5)
1112 NW 19th
    (Go back left/north on 19th. Turn left on Northrup. Turn left on 23rd. Turn left on Hoyt. On the right side.)  
    Lunch-Rams Head McMennimins (11 am-1am)
2282 NW Hoyt St
  Depart: Portland  
    (Continue right on Hoyt. Turn right on 16th. Go left on Everett over the freeway. Take an immediate left to enter I-405 north. It will enter I-5. Take exit 36 at Longview left on Hwy 432. Turn left on 3rd. Turn left on Oregon Way and cross the bridge. Turn right on Hwy 30. In Astoria turn right to circle round onto Hwy 101 North crossing the bridge. It will go left after the bridge. Turn right on Alt Hwy 101, then left on Hwy 101. Turn right on Pacific Way.)  
2 hrs. 20 min. Arrive: Long Beach
(Call us to see where we are.)
  Do: Dinner-Lost Roo (11:30-9)
1700 Pacific
Sherry and Zelda:      
9:00 a.m. Depart: Hotel  
    (Go right on 97th. Turn right on Burnside.)  
9:10 a.m. Do: Pick-up Zelda
11754 Burnside
9:30 a.m. Depart: Portland  
    (Go right on Burnside. Turn left on 122nd. Turn left on Glisan. Enter I-205 north. Enter I-5 north. Take exit 36 left onto Hwy 432. Turn lef ton 3rd. Turn right on Industrial Way/Hwy 432. Turn left on Hwy 433. Cross the river. Turn right on Hwy 30/Colombia River Hwy. Go through Astoria and take the ramp up to Hwy 101 north. After crossing the river go left/west. Continue on Hwy 101 to Ilwaco. Turn left on 1st Ave. Just past Lake St on the left.)  
    Antique Gallery (11-5)  
    (Turn right on 1st. It will become Hwy 101/Pacific Way. Just past 46th on the left.)  
11:50 a.m. Arrive: Long Beach 114
    Treasure Depot Thrift Store (10-5)
4603 Pacific Way
    (Go up to 47th and turn left.)  
    North Coast Antique Store (10-5)
1206 47th Pl
    (Walk left on Pacific Way to the next block.)  
    Seaview Antique Mall (11-5)
4705 Pacific Hwy
    (Continue north on Pacific. Just past 39th. On the right side.)  
    Long Beach Peninsula Letterbox
Visitor Center
    (Go up to 13th and turn left.)  
    Long Beach Hobo Junction (10-5)
105 13th St SW
    (Just past 9th on the left.)  
    Classy Ladies Thrift Store (11-6)
811 Pacific
    (Just past 7th on the left.)  
    Nu2u Treasures (10-6)
601 Pacific Ave
    (Just past 5th on the right.)  
    Werner's Candy and Gift Shoppe (Scrappacino)
408 Pacific S
    (Just past 2nd on the right.)  
    Cottage Bakery (4am-7pm)
118 Pacific
    (Walk cross the street.)  
    Candy Man
115 Pacific S
    (Walk north.)  
    Cranberry Castle
111 Pacific S
    (Walk past Bolstad on the left.)  
    Scoopers (11-10)
101 Pacific N
    (Turn left on 10th. On the left.)  
    His Supper Table Thrift Store (11-4)
911 N Pacific
    (Walk left up Pacific.)  
    Reach Out Thrift Store (Open 24 hrs.)
1003 N Pacific
    (Drive up Pacific. Turn left on 14th.)  
    Blue Dolphin Thrift (9:30-5)
1401 N Pacific
    (Go back right on Pacific Hwy. Turn left on 17th. On the right side.)  
  Do: Dinner-Lost Roo (11:30-9)
1700 Pacific
  Lodge: Chautauquah Lodge $298.28
304 NW 14th
Long Beach, OR
(2nd floor, 3 rooms-one with 2 queens and 2 rooms with a king)

Day 3 Sunday August 12th  
8:00 a.m. Depart: Long Beach  
8:30 a.m. Arrive: Astoria 19
    (Exit off the bridge and turn right on Hwy 101. Continue right on Marine. Take the 2nd right at the roundabout continuing on Marine to Tapiola Park. Take the left into the middle of the park.)  
    Goonies Never Die Letterbox  
    (Go back to Marine Dr and turn left. Take the 1st right at the roundabout. Turn right on 15th St. On the left.)  
    Blue Scorcher Bakery and Cafe  
    (Across the street.)  
    Fort Astoria
In 1956 a replica Fort Astoria's blockhouse was constructed on the site of the early fort. Since 1956 three murals depicting the fort of 1813 have been painted on the side of a building at the site of the blockhouse. The first mural was done by Arvid Wuonola. The second mural was removed in late 1980s when the wall was repaired. The last mural, painted in 2003 local artists Roger McKay and Sally Lackaff, extends 100 feet around the 1956 recreation of the Fort's blockhouse. 
    (Continue right on 15th to Madison.)  
  Do: Remember Letterbox-Astoria Pioneer Cemetery  
    (Go back to Marine Dr and turn left. Continue to 12th. Find a place to park.)  
10:00 a.m.   Sunday Market (10-3) & Lunch
Dave Quinton & Brad Griswold Duet
Breven's Solid Gold Fudge
Crabby Addie's Fish and Chips
Crepe Neptune
Food Court
Goose Point Oysters
Himani Indian Cuisine
J&R Mexican Foods
Montealban Mexican Restaurant
Pacific Crab Company (Clam Chowder, Crab Melts)
Skamokawa Farmstead Cremery (caramels)
Smoked Salmon Chowder
Sue's Awesome Crabcakes
Svelyhia's Cuisine (Thai and Asian)
The Lunch Box (Hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled chicken)
    (From the market go west on Marine Dr. 2 blocks. Turn left on 10th. On the left side.)  
    Posey Reed
234 10th
    (Go back to Marine Dr. and turn left. Go one block to 9th. On the right.)  
    Phog Bounders Antique Mall (10-5:30)
892 Marine Dr
    (Go right/north on 9th. Turn right on Commercial. On the left side.)  
    Commercial Street Antiques (10-5:30)
959 Commercial
    (Continue right/east on Commerical. Go past 11th on the left side.)  
    Old Things and Objects (10-6)
1144 Commercial
2:00 p.m. Depart: Astoria  
    (Go back west/left on Marine Dr. Take Hwy 101 across the bridge. Take the 2nd right on Harbor St. Go left/south on Hwy 104. Turn right on 9th. Turn right on Ridge Rd. Go left on Peter Iredale Rd/Burma.)  
2:15 p.m. Arrive: Ft. Stevens State Park $10/Oregon Pacific Coast Pass for 5 days 10
  Do: Peter Iredale  
    Sparrow Letterbox  
3:00 p.m. Depart: Ft. Stevens  
    (Go back out on the Peter Iredale Rd. It will go right at Burma/Peter Iredale. Turn right on Ridge Rd. It will go left and enter Hwy 104 going right/south. Enter Hwy 101. After Sons of Norway Rd take the first right to North Gateway Park-before crossing the river.)  
    Snug As a Bug Letterbox 14
3:30 p.m. Arrive: Seaside  
    (Go back to Hwy 101 and turn right. Turn left on Broadway to Broadway Park.)  
    Broadway Stars Letterbox  
    (Go back on Broadway crossing Hwy 101. Just on the right.)  
    Seaside Antique Mall (10-5)  
    (Continue right on Broadway. Make an immediate left on Holladay. At E Street.)  
    Cottage and Castle Antiques (11-5)
501 S Holladay
5:00 p.m. Depart: Seaside  
    (Continue right on E St. Turn right on Hwy 101. In Manzanita just past the Shell Station turn right on Necarney City Rd. The road will go right on Cemetery Rd. On the right side.)  
  Do: His Eye is On the Sparrow Letterbox
Nehalem American Legion Cemetery
10755 Necarney City Rd.
    (Go back on Necarney Cemetery Road. Turn right on Hwy 101.)  
6:00 p.m. Arrive: Tillamook 24
  Do: Dinner: Tillamook Cheese Factory (8-8)
4165 US 101
7:30 p.m. Depart: Tillamook  

(Continue left on Hwy 101. Turn right at the lighthouse by Mcmenamins onto Logan Rd in Lincoln City. Go past Roads End Park. Turn right on 66th. Take the first right on Mast. 2nd house on the left.)

8:30 p.m. Arrive: Lincoln City 42
  Do: Check-in House  
  Lodge; 6542 NE Mast Avenue
Lincoln City, OR 97367


Day 4 Monday August 13th  
  Do: Game Day  
    Dinner- Rory and Zelda  
  Lodge: 6542 NE Mast Avenue
Lincoln City, OR 97367


Day 5 Tuesday August 14th Happy Birthday Rory!!  
  Do: Dialysis  
    Dinner- Jasmine Thai  
  Lodge: 6542 NE Mast Avenue
Lincoln City, OR 97367


Day 6 Wednesday August 15th  
  Do: Game Day  
  Do: Dinner-Paul and Autumn  
    Rory's Birthday Party  
  Lodge: 6542 NE Mast Avenue
Lincoln City, OR 97367


Day 7 Thursday August 16th  
  Do: Dialysis  
    (Turn left/west on 30th. Go right on Port Dr. On the left.)  
    Morris Family Cemetery
Annie Morris 1840-1914
John Siletz Morris 1854-1918
Sadie Morris 1883-1901
At one time Wecoma (northern Lincoln City) was known as “the Morris Precinct”, named for John Morris and his family. The 1900 census shows that John “Siletz” Morris, a Euchre Indian, was born in Oregon in 1857. His wife Annie, of the Sixes River Tribe, was born in Oregon and did not speak English. Their daughter Sarah, born in 1884, was one of several children, but the only one that survived past childhood. When Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians’ Tribal members were assigned allotments, John “Siletz” Morris was one of the five men selected to represent all of the Siletz Indians in the negotiations regarding surplus lands. His selection for this important negotiation indicated his high status among tribal members at that time.

The John Morris family received three allotments. One was for himself, one for his wife and one for his daughter, Sarah. Each allotment was 80 acres of land located on the hill in Wecoma Beach. “The way I understand it from Dad was that the land was Government Patent Land Grants to certain Indians. This, including that Star Resort area, belonged to John Morris, and after he died, to his heirs. This property was on both the east and the west side of the highway and included Wecoma, Norcrest, and the Indian Lands north. John Morris’ home, barn, and well were on Holmes Road, about halfway down to the lake, in a valley. After John Morris and his wife and daughter died, his property went to his heirs.” The beauty of the land owned by John Morris inspired him to provide a place on the property where he and his family could be buried. He consequently designated a plot of land as a cemetery. The Indian Cemetery at Wecoma, where the Morris family was buried as well as several other Indians, would become a subject of interest to Lincoln City residents over the decades. We know little more of John Morris, except that he often wore a Civil War uniform and he practiced the Shaker religion. According to historian Mildred Salazar, one pioneer witnessed Sarah’s father trying to heal her in a Shaker ceremony. John Morris tried to arrange a marriage between his daughter and a cattleman, but Sarah had died before they could be married at the age of 18 in 1901. Annie died at 74 in 1914. After John “Siletz” Morris died in 1918 at the age of 67, his surviving wife Lavina Morris was granted by the federal government three federal “patents” or deeds on 89 acres of Wecoma Beach land, including the small family cemetery.
    Dinner-Mark with Barb and Sherry  
  Lodge: 6542 NE Mast Avenue
Lincoln City, OR 97367


Day 8 Friday August 17th  
  Do: Game Day  
    Dinner- Jeff and Jen  
  Lodge: 6542 NE Mast Avenue
Lincoln City, OR 97367


Day 9 Saturday August 18th  
  Do: Dialysis  
9:00 a.m. Depart: Lincoln City  
9:30 a.m. Arrive: Newport 28
    (Go south on Hwy 101. Go past Hwy 20. In 3 blocks turn left on Angle.)  

Newport Farmer's Market (9-1)
60 vendors

    (Go right on Hwy 101. Turn right on Hwy 20. In Toledo go right on A St.)  
21 min.   Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show (10-6)
Port of Toledo Waterfront Park
127 NW A St
    (Turn right on Hwy 20. Pass Hwy 229. Turn right on Arcadie Drive. On the left.)  
    Toledo Cemetery-
Rebecca Logan Graham 1871
Children: Rebecca Graham Jones 1836-1874, Joseph D Graham 1846-1914, Margery Eleanor Graham Alexander 1848-1936
    (Go back down Arcadie Dr. Turn left on Hwy 20. Turn right on Hwy 101.)  
  Depart: Toledo  
1 hr. Arrive: Lincoln City 36
  Do: Dinner- Left-overs  
  Lodge: 6542 NE Mast Avenue
Lincoln City, OR 97367


Day 10 Sunday August 19th  
10:00 a.m. Depart: Lincoln City  
    (Turn left on Hwy 101. Go right on Hwy 18. After McMinnville it become Hwy 99W. In Sherwood turn right at KFC on Roy Rogers Rd/Tualatin/Sherwood Rd. Enter I-5 going right/south. Take the first exit onto I-205 north. Take Stark exit. Go right then left on 102nd. Turn right on Burnside.)  
12:00 p.m. Arrive: Portland 105
  Do: Lunch  
1:00 p.m. Depart: Portland  
    (Go right on Burnside. Turn left on 122nd. Go right into I-84. Take exit 179 onto I-82. Take exit 113 onto Hwy 395.)  
5:00 p.m. Arrive: Kennewick 200
  Do: Dinner  
5:30 p.m. Depart: Kennewick  
    (Continue on Hwy 395. Go right onto I-182. Take exit 14 back onto Hwy 395 north. Enter I-90 east.)  
7:45 p.m. Arrive: Spokane 145
10:35 a.m. Depart: Chinook Winds $4.50 (to the left of the entrance with a bus shelter)  
11:50 a.m. Arrive: Tillamook  



Option 1:      
10:00 a.m. Depart: Lincoln City  
    (Continue right south on Hwy 101.)  
10:55 a.m. Arrive: Newport 28
  Do: Pick-up Rory  
    (Turn right on Hwy 101. Take the 1st right on 9th. Turn right on Canyon Way. Go left on Fall St. Then left on Bay St.)  
    Newport Bay Street Shops 1
    (Go west on Bay St. It will go right. Go left on Naterlin Dr. Turn left under the bridge to the park.)  
  Do: Yaquina Bay Lighthouse (11-4) 1
    Back in Time Tour - #10 Yaquina Bay Lighthouse Letterbox  
    Odds n Ends Letterbox  
    (Go back the way you came. Go under the bridge and turn left onto the highway going right. Turn right on 31st in Newport. Turn right on Harney. Park.)  
    Ocean to Bay Trail & Agate Beach 3
    Succulent Scallop Letterbox  
    (Go back up Harney and left on 31st. Turn right on Hwy 101. Go left on Lighthouse Dr.)  
    Yaquina Head Lighthouse (10-5)
Check visitor center for hours
    Back in Time #22- Yaquina Head Light-Put letterbox back  
    (Go back out on Lighthouse Dr. Turn left on Hwy 101.)  
  See: Depoe Bay 11
    Depoe Bay, OR Letterbox  
    (Go right up to Hwy 101.Turn left at the lighthouse by McMenamins onto Logan Rd in Lincoln City. Go past Roads End Park. Turn right on 66th. Take the first right on Mast. 2nd house on the left.)  
  Arrive: Lincoln City 14
  Lodge: 6542 NE Mast Avenue
Lincoln City, OR 97367


Option 2:      
  Depart: Lincoln City  
    (Go right on Hwy 101.)  
1 hr 18 min   Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (Use Oregon Pacific Coast Pass)
Devil's Churn-.4 miles
Tides: Thur 10:02, Fri 10:50, Sat 11:45 am
    A Puffer Fish at the Blow Hole Letterbox  
    Thor's Well Letterbox  
    (Stop just north of the Gwynn Creek Bridge on the right side.)  
    Neptune's Letterbox  
17 min   Heceta Head Lighthouse (Use Oregon Pacific Coast Pass) (11-3 to climb)
The Keeper's Dwelling (11-4 Thurs-Mon)
The lighthouse was constructed between 1892 and 1893 and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. The head lightkeeper’s  house was demolished and the lumber purchased for $10 in 1940 following the move from kerosene to electricity to power the lighthouse. The salvaged wood was used to construct the Alpha-Bit Café in nearby Mapleton. The state of Oregon was granted a license to use the lighthouse and surrounding property by the Coast Guard in 1963, the same year that the lighthouse became fully automated. The assistant lightkeeper’s house, which still stands, is now a bed and breakfast operated by concessionaires of the U.S. Forest Service. The already-existing Devil’s Elbow State Park, which included a cove south of the lighthouse, was enlarged to include the lighthouse and renamed Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint, connecting it with Washburne State Park to the north. The land for Devil’s Elbow State Park was acquired between 1930 and 1987 by purchase from private owners as well as gifts and exchanges with U.S. government agencies. In 1998, Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint was officially deeded to OPRD by ODOT.  In 2001, the remaining Coast Guard property was transferred to OPRD.
    Dolphin Tales Letterbox  
    Sea Lion Caves Letterbox  
    (Go back north on Hwy 101.)  
  Arrive: Lincoln City, OR  




Option 3:      
  Depart: Lincoln City  
    (Go right on Hwy 101. Go right on Otter Crest Loop.)  
1 hr 9 min Arrive: Devil's Punchbowl
Tides: Thurs 10:12 am, Fri 11 a.m. Sat 11:55 a.m.
    (Continue left on Hwy 101.)  
13 min Arrive: Fogarty Creek State Park 8
  Do: Did You See a Horse? Letterbox  
    Lovin' Mama (on the move) Letterbox  
    Mr Grumpy Letterbox  
    (Continue left/north on Hwy 101. At the lighthouse and McMennimans turn left onto Logan Rd. Turn right on 66th. Turn right on Mast Rd.)  
  Arrive: Lincoln City (28)


Option 4:      
    (Go right on Hwy 101. Turn left on 6th before the river.)  

East Devil's Lake State Recreation Area

    A Salty Smooch Letterbox  
  Do: Mr. Tall (has returned) Letterbox
Shortest River
    (From Hwy 101 continue left to East Devil's Lake Rd. Turn left. Turn left on Loop Dr before the KOA.)  
    Riding the Ripples Letterbox  
    (Continue left on East Devil's Lake Rd. Go left on Hwy 101. Turn right on Logan Rd.)