Friday, July 15, 2011

The Oregon Coast

We know that we'd like to spend more time in Oregon, but this time we will have to settle for a few days here.
We found a campsite at the Nehalem State Park and drove down the coast for some scenic views.
We drove through Tillamook, Oregon and stopped at the famous Tillamook Creamery and the cheese factory.
The factory began operations in 1917 and continues to be a regional and national provider of cheese and dairy products.  The site has self-guided tours and a nice little restaurant.

Logging continues to be a big economic force in Oregon.  We stopped by Camp 18 and looked around the outdoor display of old machinery.  
On the grounds they have a Logging Memorial and Museum with memorabilia and historical anecdotes of the industry from days gone by.

More currently, we passed by some present day logging operations.
We have seen some interesting and scenic views along the Oregon coast.  It's been a fun week.

Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles!  And thanks for those comments which we appreciate!  Until next time...

6 comments:

  1. love the oregon coast..you captured some great vistas!!

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  2. I think Oregon is one of the better states--beautiful country and coast, good people, and enough rain to keep most people from elsewhere away.

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  3. Great views, we definitely have to get there sometime.

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  4. My husband and I drove down the Oregon Coast on our honeymoon some 33 years ago. Camped. Beautiful. Ate lots of crab. Saw Banana slugs.

    Like your montage of the states and provinces visited. Where did you get that?

    Happy travels.

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  5. I.M. now knowin' why all that there cheese is always yellow. They makes it in a plant that are all yellow. I.M. thinkin' reedin' yer blog are a makin' I.M. smarter and smarter all the time.

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  6. waving hello!!

    we are in Winchester Bay; heading north tomorrow...

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