Vacations To Go


Rockaway Beach Again


Day 1 Friday April 2nd  
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  
  Lodge: Ramada by Wyndham Portland
9707 SE Stark
Portland, OR 97216
(503) 388-5793
Cancel before 4 p.m. on April 1st
(Free hot breakfast, AC, coffeemaker, hot tub)


Day 2 Saturday April 3rd  
9:45 a.m. Depart: Hotel  
10:00 a.m. Arrive: Almanza's  
  Do: Pick-up Almanza's  
10:15 a.m. Depart: Almanza's  
    (Go right on Burnside. Turn right on 122nd. Turn right on Stark again. On the left side about 6 blocks past I-205.)  
  See: Monticello Antique Marketplace (10-6)
8600 SE Stark
    (Continue left on Stark. On the right side.)  
    Antique Mercantile (11-5)
8419 SE Stark
    (Continue right on Stark. Turn right on 82nd. After the freeway go right on Jones and an immediate left on Halsey. Enter I-84 west. Take exit 1. Turn left on 12th and again on Davis.)  
  Do: Vodoo Donuts
1501 NE Davis
1 hr 30 min Depart: Portland  
    (Go back on Davis. Turn left on 12th. Turn right on Sandy. It will go left on 7th. Turn right on Morrison St. Go right into I-5 north. Take exit 302B south on I-405. Take exit 1D right on Hwy 26. Go left on Hwy 6. G)  
  Arrive: Tillamook 75
  Do: Lunch-Tillamook Cheese Factory  
    (Go south on Hwy 101 to Tillamook. On the left across from Dennys.)  
  Do: Tillamook Quilt Trail #14B-Pinwheel Square
Oregon Coast Bank
2211 N Main
    (A couple of block towards town on the right.)  
    Tillamook Quilt Trail #19B- Classic Blue
1550 US Hwy 101 (Next to the Cenex Gas Station)
    Tillamook Quilt Trail #20 B- Crossing Winds Letterbox
1550 US Hwy 101
    Fred Meyers-Grocery shopping  
    (Go north on Hwy 101. Go right on S 2nd. Turn right on Juniper. Turn right on 3rd. Go left on Pacific View. Turn left on  
  Arrive: Rockaway Beach 16
  Lodge: Hilltop House  


Day 3 Sunday April 4th "EASTER"  
3:00 p.m. Do: Easter Dinner  
  Lodge: Hilltop House  


Day 4 Monday April 5th  
  Do: Love on the Rails Letterbox
Rockaway Beach Chamber of Commerce
    Upper Crust Pizza (3-7 Thurs-Mon)
342 N Hwy 101
    Hope Chest Too Thrift Store (104 Mon-Sat)
316 N Hwy 101
    Grumpys Cafe (7-6 daily)
202 N Hwy 101
    The Little Crow (11-5 daily)
104 Hwy 101
    Sea Breeze (12-5 Sat & Sun)
102 N Hwy 101
    Beach Bakeshop (9-3 Fri-Mon)
108 N Hwy 101
    Beach Crafters Mall
116 N Hwy 101
    The Bite and Dos Rocas (12-9 daily)
176 N Hwy 101
    Trash & Treasures Antique Store (1-5 Thur, 10-3 Fri-Sun)  
    Sunrise Cafe (8-3 Tues, 8-8 Wed-Sun)
$12-Eggs, Meat, Hashbrowns, Toast or $12-Eggs, Pancakes, Bacon and Sausage, Burgers, Calzone
    Center Market (5 am- midnight daily)  
    Flamingo Jim's (10-5 daily)
234 S Hwy 101
    Washed Ashore Arts & Crafts
320 S Hwy 101
    Simply Charming (10-5 Thur-Tues)
338 S Hwy 101
    Little White Church Antiques (10-5 Mon-Sat, 12-5 Sun
344 S Hwy 101
    Tillamook Quilt Trail #5B- Tete a Tete Letterbox
Oregon Du Drops
450 S Hwy 101
    (Continue south on Hwy 101. Turn left on SE 5th.)  
    Tillamook Quilt Trail #6B- Double Tulip Letterbox  
    Pronto Pup (11-7 Fri & Sat, 11-4 Sun)
602 S Hwy 101
    Warehouse 10 (104 Thurs-Sun)
19485 S Hwy 101


Day 5 Tuesday April 6th HAPPY BIRTHDAY GINNY  
11:00 a.m. Do: Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad $22/$18 Children/$20 Senior/Infants 2 & under free
This is roundtrip from Rockaway Beach to Garabaldi. Time to see their shops, then back to Rockaway. 30 minutes there, 30 minutes free time and 30 minutes back. Can return at 12 or 2.
    (Turn right on 3rd.)  
    The Stamp of Love Letterbox
    (Go left on American and right again.)  
    Tillamook Quilt Trail #9B- Crab Races Letterbox
Old Mill RV and Event Center
    (Go back to 3rd and turn right. Turn left on 2nd.)  
    Tillamook Quilt Trail #10B- Far West 2 Letterbox  


Day 6 Wednesday April 7th  
10:00 a.m. Depart: Rockaway Beach  
    (Go north on Hwy 101. Turn left on Beach St and left again at Manhattan Beach.)  
    Tillamook Quilt Trail #4B- Dakota Star Letterbox  
    First Love Letterbox
18th Avenue
Under front edge of concrete pad, just left of center as you look at it.
19 min Arrive: Wheeler 7
    Wheeler Antique Mall
395 Nehelem
    Wheeler Station Antiques (10-5 daily)
425 Nehelem Blvd
    Wheeler Treasures Shopping Mall (10-5 daily)
395 Nehelem
    Pelican & Piper Gifts (11-5 Sun-Fri, 11-6 Sat)
351 B Nehelem
    (Go across the street to Waterfront Park.)  
    Love Ya a Latte Letterbox  
    (Continue north on Hwy 101. Turn at Nehelem State Park sign.)  
5 min Arrive: Nehelem 3
    Slumbering Songbird Letterbox  
    (Continue north on Hwy 101. Turn left on Laneda. At the end of the street.)  
  Arrive: Manzanita  
  Do: Tillamook Quilt Trail #1B- Anchor Letterbox
Manzanita Visitor Center
    Manzanita Sweets (Sun 11-4, Tues-Sat 11-5)
310 Laneda
    Schwieterts Cones & Candy (Fri, Sat 12-7, Sun 12-6)
387 Laneda
    Public Bathroom
5th & Laneda
    (Continue on 5th. Turn left on Dorcas Ln. Turn right on Classic St. Go right on Ridge Dr.)  
    Hearts Full of Love Letterbox
Manzanita City Park
    (Continue north on Hwy 101. Stop at the Neahkanie Viewpoint.)  
5 min   Purrrfect Love Letterbox 3
    (Continue north on Hwy 101. Park at Oswald West.)  
1 min Arrive: Oswald West State Park 1
  Do: Walk to the beach  
11 min Arrive: Hug Point State Recreation Site (Low tide 4:20 p.m. -.03) 8
  Depart: Hug Point  
  Do: Snuggles by the Sea Letterbox
Near restrooms, short path to picnic table, social trail at the end, up within heart of tree.
    (Go south on Hwy 101.)  
30 min Arrive: Rockaway Beach 21
  Lodge: Hilltop House (43)


Day 7 Thursday April 8th HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK  
    (Go south on Hwy 101 to Tillamook. Turn right on 3rd.)  
    Tillamook Quilt Trail #22B- Winds Crossing Letterbox
3rd and Fir
    (Go back east on 3rd, crossing the highway. East of the bank.)  
    Tillamook Quilt Trail #23B- Log Cabin Letterbox
Umpqua Bank 4th & Ocean
    (Continue east on 3rd. On the right side.)  
    Tillamook Quilt Trail #24B- Home Sweet Home Letterbox
P&L Heating and Sheet Metal
2711 3rd St
    (Continue east on 3rd. Turn left after Evergreen.)  
    Tillamook Quilt Trail #25B- Western Sky Letterbox
Tillamook Mini-Storage
    (Continue east, next place.)  
    Tillamook Quilt Trail #26B- Middle Star Letterbox
Tillamook Transportation District
    (Across the street.)  
    Tillamook Quilt Trail #27B- Round Cabin Letterbox
Tillamook Bowling Alley
    (Continue east. On the right side.)  
    Tillamook Quilt Trail #29B - Caned Seat Letterbox
Tillamook Bay Community College
    (Continue east on 3rd at Olsen Rd. Across from mobile home park.)  
    Tillamook Quilt Trail #30B- Black Eyed Susan Letterbox
7220 E 3rd
    (Go east to Evergreen and turn right. At 12th.)  
    Tillamook Quilt Trail #33B- Winding Trails Letterbox  
    Tillamook Quilt Trail #34B- Oregon Rose Letterbox  
    (Go west on 12th. Jog right on Miller and left on 11th. Go left on the one way. Next to Robys.)  
    Tillamook quilt Trail #17B- Blooming Square
12th & Main
    (Head to the Air Museum.)  
  Do: Obscure Professions: Grave Diggers Letterbox  
  Lodge: Hilltop House  


Day 8 Friday April 9th  
10:00 a.m. Depart: Rockaway Beach  

(Go south on Hwy 101. Turn left on the Latimer Rd, then right at the Wilson River Loop. Go left on Hwy Wilson River Hwy 6. Go right on Hwy 26. Go right on Hwy 405, left on I-5 and right on I-84. Go right/south on I-205. Take the 1st exit. Go left on Glisan and right on 102nd. Go left on Burnside.)

11:50 a.m. Arrive: Portland 96
  Do: Drop off the Almanza's  
12:00 p.m. Depart: Portland  
    (Enter I-84. Take exit 22. At the Columbia Hwy turn left.)  
12:30 p.m. See:
Crown Point Vista House
    (Continue east on the hwy.)  
    Latourell Falls Viewpoint-walk up the trail for a minute for a veiw, otherwise it is 2.4 miles RT.  
    Shepperd's Dell State Natural Area-Falls- .2 mile walk 1.2
    Bridal Veil Falls Scenic Viewpoint- .3 mile steep walk 1.1
    Wahkeena Falls Day Use-Viewing platform and .2 mile to a better view 3.2
    (If you cannot park, go past Multnomah to the freeway. Go under the freeway and enter I-84 going back west.)  
    Multnomah Falls 1.4
    (Go back east on I-84. Take exit 179 on I-82. Take exit 113 right onto Hwy 395.)  
2 hr 50 min Arrive: Kennewick 184
  Do: Gas & Dinner  
  Depart: Kennewick  
  Arrive: Spokane 142