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Friday, August 25, 2017

Portland Fishing Trip

Rickie, Marilyn, Rick, and I went to Astoria, Oregon for a King Salmon fishing trip. Rickie and Marilyn did this last year, but this was our first time. Let me clarify quickly; only Rick went to fish. I knew I couldn't handle it because of my motion sickness!

We flew into Portland, Oregon on Saturday afternoon and then drove to Astoria on Sunday. We were disappointed that the Tillamook cheese factory was closed for remodeling (Marilyn and I had seen this on another trip). We did, however, find Hangar B - the Tillamook Air Museum. This was an impressive thing to see; we all enjoyed it.

We stayed in Gearhart with Brian in a five-bedroom house. He cooked steaks and the fixings Sunday night. We had a great room and a sweet patio to enjoy.

Monday morning Rickie, Marilyn, and Brian left at 4:30 AM to go fishing. Fishing was a little slow for them so they stayed out from 6 AM to 4 PM. Marilyn forgot sunscreen so she got a terrible sunburn. Marilyn and Brian both got two fish. Rickie got one - the biggest catch of the day. We went out to eat that night in Seaside.

Tuesday was Rick's day to fish. He went out with Rickie and the rest of the guys. Rickie and Rick each got a fish. Marilyn and I stayed at the house and went to Seaside to get something to put on her sunburned face. Late in the day Rick finally got a great one.

After the guys cleaned up, we left Gearhart and drove down the coast line to Lincoln City for the night. Little did we know that in one week this town of 3000 could possibly have up to 200,000 thousand people watching the total eclipse of the sun. Rickie, Marilyn, and I went to a casino for a few minutes. On Wednesday, we went to Washington to Vancouver National Park. We took Rick to see the Vista House and Multnomah Falls which is on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge.

Thanks for a great trip, Rickie and M!

1 comment:

  1. This was really a grand vacation! I love the Pacific Northwest but have not visited there in years!