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  
    Pro Photo Supply
1112 NW 19th
1332 W Burnside
Everyday Music
1313 W Burnside
  Depart: Portland  
  Arrive: Long Beach 114
  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. Take alt Hwy 101 right. It will go left. Turn right onto Hwy 101/Pacific Hwy up to 46th. On the left side.)  
11:50 a.m. Arrive: Long Beach 114
  See: Shops  
    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
    (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)  
    (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 south.)  
  Do: Dinner-Lost Roo (11:30-9)
1700 Pacific
  Lodge: Chautauquah Lodge $298.28
304 NW 14th
Long Beach, OR
(1st floor, 2 queens)

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. Take the first right on Portway St. Go past Riverwalk Inn and turn right on Industry.)  
    Sitting on the Dock of the Bay Letterbox  
    (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 right. Take the 1st right at the roundabout. Turn right on 15th St 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)
12:30 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.)  
12:55 p.m. Arrive: Ft. Stevens State Park $5/car 10
  Do: Peter Iredale  
    Sparrow Letterbox  
1:30 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 left to North Gateway Park-before crossing the river.)  
    Snug As a Bug Letterbox 14
2:00 p.m. Arrive: Seaside  
    (Go back to Hwy 101 and turn right. Turn right on Broadway. Just past the river on the right.)  
    Broadway Stars Letterbox  
    (Continue to the next street, Edgewood. Go two blocks right.)  
    Pocket Park: Love Letterbox  
    (Go back to Broadway and turn right.)  
  See: Shops  
4:00 p.m.
or 5:00 p.m.
Depart: Seaside  
    (Go back east on Broadway. 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.)  
5:00 p.m.
or 6:00 p.m.
Arrive: Tillamook 24
  Do: Dinner: Tillamook Cheese Factory (8-8)
4165 US 101
6:30 p.m.
or 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.)

7:30 p.m.
or 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  
    (Continue south on Hwy 101. In Newport turn left on 9th.)  
  Do: Dialysis
957 SW Coast
    (Turn right on Hwy 101. Turn right on 31st. Turn right on Harney. Park.)  
    Ocean to Bay Trail & Agate Beach  
    Succulent Scallop Letterbox  
    (Go back up Harney. Turn left on 31st. Go right on Hwy 101. Turn 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 right on Hwy 101. Turn left on 9th.)  
    Pick up Rory from dialysis
957 SW Coast
    (Go right on 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.)  
6:00 p.m. Do: Dinner- Jasmine Thai (11-8:30)  
  Lodge: 6542 NE Mast Avenue
Lincoln City, OR 97367


Day 5 Tuesday August 14th-HAPPY BIRTHDAY RORY  
  Do: Game Day  
    Dinner-Paul, Autumn and Jen  
  Lodge: 6542 NE Mast Avenue
Lincoln City, OR 97367


Day 6 Wednesday August 15th  
  Depart: Lincoln City  
  Do: Dialysis 30
    (Go left on Hwy 101. Turn right to Yaquina State Park.)  
    Yaquina Bay Lighthouse (11-4)  
    (Go back on Yaquina State Park road. Go under the bridge and turn right on Naterlin Dr. Take the 1st right to Bay Blvd.  
    Newport Bay Street  
    (Go back on Bay. Turn right at the end. Go left on Naterlin Dr. Go right up to Hwy 101. Go 2 blocks.)  
  Do: Pick up Rory  
    (Continue right on Hwy 101.)  
  See: Depoe Bay 14
    Depoe Bay, OR Letterbox  
    (Continue right/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 16
  Do: Dinner-Trish & Jeff  
  Lodge: 6542 NE Mast Avenue
Lincoln City, OR 97367


Day 7 Thursday August 16th  
    Game Day  
    (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.
  Do: Dinner-Rory and Zelda  
  Lodge: 6542 NE Mast Avenue
Lincoln City, OR 97367


Day 8 Friday August 17th  
  Do: Dialysis  
    (Go south on Hwy 101. At Seal Rock RV Park turn left on Cross. Follow it to the end.)  
    Heceta Head Lighthouse $5/car (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.
    Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (Use day pass)
Devil's Churn-.4 miles
    Seal Rock Cemetery-Most of the tombstones are dated anywhere from the late 1800's to the 40's-60's but the most recent addition that I could find was that of a child buried there in 1985 that only lived for one month according to the dates on the tombstone.

As you stroll through the small cemetery you get a sense of history and a small look into the lives lived so long ago. Most impressive had to be the tombstones that were from people who obviously worked in the logging industry to which made Seal Rock what it was and what it is now. 
15 min Arrive: Fresenius Kidney Dialysis 10
    Dinner: Mark and Sherry  
    6542 NE Mast Avenue
Lincoln City, OR 97367


Day 9 Saturday August 18th  
  Do: Game Day  
  See: Shops  
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
  Lodge: 6542 NE Mast Avenue
Lincoln City, OR 97367


Day 10 Sunday August 19th  
10:00 a.m. Depart: Lincoln City  
12:00 p.m. Arrive: Portland 107
  Do: Lunch  
1:00 p.m. Depart: Portland  
5:00 p.m. Arrive: Kennewick 200
  Do: Dinner  
5:30 p.m. Depart: Kennewick  
7:45 p.m. Arrive: Spokane 142