Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Cheese, Cheese, and More Cheese!

After our Lewis and Clark trip ended in Astoria, a group of us started moving down the coast. Our first stop was Tillamook, home of the Tillamook Cheese Factory.

We were welcomed by Tilly.

They have totally redone the tour route, adding signs that explain what is happening at each stop.

After our self-guided tour, and free samples, we got the obligatory group photo. I got to drive!

And don't forget their store, with all kinds of cheese. But they were actually lower priced in the grocery store...

We also did a short hike to Munson Creek Falls. It's a little hard to get to, since the trail is closed about halfway there, but fortunately we're law breakers...

We also went to Cape Mears Lighthouse -

And got on a tour.

It's not operating anymore, but we got a great view from up there.

Three Arch Rocks, but we could only see 2 arches from here...

We then walked up to see the Octopus Tree, a Sitka Spruce close to 300 years old.

And then we went to see a Sitka Spruce that was 800 years old!

We went down the road a bit to Oceanside Beach, where there's a nice little natural tunnel -

And this walk through a concrete tunnel. Both were great!


  1. Looks awesome. Where did you camp there? Yes I am trying to follow you guys. Hopefully catch up.


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