Last night while
sitting around the fire and chatting with Rod and Deb, we made a plan for today. So, after a good night’s sleep in a really dark park, we were up this morning, had a walk around the park, gathered drinks and snacks and headed out…
Our adventure today started at
the Tillamook Cheese and Ice Cream Factory. We took the self guided tour and saw
45 pound blocks of cheese being
cut and wrapped into smaller blocks. While most of these are going to the grocery stores, some of them
found their way to the factory gift store. Mark had a hard time deciding just which ones he wanted. I think he tried to buy one of each.
After making our purchases, we decided to have lunch…where else but the
cafe at Tillamook. And the choice was none other than
grilled cheese on sourdough and clam chowder. Then, we treated ourselves to a visit in
the ice cream department. And, if you thought the cheese decision was hard, you should have seen us
finally narrowed his choice to three flavors!
Okay, it is time to get out of this place before we have to have
Finally, we are off to drive the Three Cape Loop which started at
Cape Meares. There were cliffs and a
an Octopus Tree that is 250 – 300 years old and measures 46 feet in circumference.
Moving South down 101, the next stop was Cape Lookout. We watched
a park with lots of sand dunes. There
this young man was having a great time. Well, we can’t stay here and watch him any longer because we still have one stop on the loop. And, that is at
So, it was back to 101…this time headed North back to the campground, but not before watching
the sun go down on another great adventure.