Our first stop after leaving Newport, Oregon was the Boiler Bay Wayside just north of the town of Depoe Bay. We stopped there to meet up with RV friends Juanita and Gordon. Gordon is one of those bloggers that write everyday! We first met them last year in Alaska and as luck would have it they were heading down the Oregon coast as we were heading up the coast. Which proves although North America is very large, there are only so many roads and sooner or later you will see the same people again.
Our destination for the day was Tillamook, Oregon and the world famous Tillamook Cheese Factory. Although Kathy and I have been up and down the Oregon Coast in the past, we have somehow never stopped at the Tillamook Cheese Factory. They get over 1,000,000 visitors a year and even a mid-week in June they were very busy. The self guided tour shows how cheese is made, aged, cut and wrapped.
However, the reason EVERYONE comes back to the Tillamook Cheese Factory is the ICE CREAM! Thirty eight flavors of the creamiest richest ice cream we have ever had. So good we had to visit the cheese factory two days in a row. :-)
We have had rain most evenings and mornings lately, but from about 10 AM until 2 PM we have had beautiful weather. Our second day we headed out to see the Cape Meares Lighthouse. It is the shortest lighthouse on the Oregon coast at only 38 feet tall, but it sits high on a cliff and is 271 feet above the water. It was commissioned January 1, 1890 and decommissioned in 1963.
The scenery around the lighthouse is spectacular and they are huge colonies for nesting seabirds.
South of Cape Meares is the Three Capes area which we were told had even more great scenery. However, as we traveled south the weather got gray, cloudy and eventually rainy so we didn’t get many pictures.
Our slideshow of Tillamook and Cape Meares Lighthouse.
Kathy and GrantReplyDelete
What great pictures....the lush green trees look quite refreshing.
Cheese ooooooh me. My hubby would be in hog heaven.
JUNE 29, 2009ReplyDelete
HEY GRANT A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU TOO. I'D TELL YOU & KATHY TO DO SOMETHING SPECIAL BUT IN MY OPINION Y'ALL DO SOMETHING SPECIAL EVERY DAY,
Hey You Guys...Save some ice cream for me!!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos of a beautiful place!
My Hubby spent his birthday on OR coast 2 years ago!!! Have a good one!
Someday I hope that's us.........livin' the life....ReplyDelete
Hey you two,ReplyDelete
It's been a while since I've read your blog. Where does the time go? So you've been in Ken's favorite area, Oregon. We're headed up there in a couple weeks.
Hello People, I was on a holiday for a month just passing by read this interesting post its great to see that every thing here is getting more lively...thanks a lot for these keep them coming....ReplyDelete
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