Sunday, April 27, 2008

Within walking distance of our house you can find gorgeous wetlands with herons, eagles, ducks, beavers, and a host of other beautiful creatures. Turn the other direction and walk West a couple of blocks and you can see sunsets over the Pacific Ocean, whirling formations of shore-birds, a fishing boat offshore, or a drive on the beach.

Adventure further on your way to Astoria, Oregon (more about Astoria later) you come to the 4.2 mile Astoria - Megler bridge over the Columbia River, which Ellen has walked in a fund raiser. Turn North and you can drive (or ride your bike or kayak if you are adventurous) to the pristine and bounteous Willapa Bay (best oysters in the world!).

CLICK HERE to see pix of the beach and Ocean Park (about a mile and a half North), where you can watch an old time red flashing stop light at the corner with Doc's tavern (coldest glass of beer for MILES around!) kitty corner from the drugstore, Jack's Country Store kitty corner from the Eagles club.

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