Watching the sunset
The sunset from The Discovery Trail
A view of the coast out on a morning jog.
We went to breakfast at Benson's on the Beach. I had scrambled eggs with crab, but it was more like crab with a few scrambled eggs, there was so much crab! I loved it!
Jeff enjoying his breakfast.
We went to the North Head Lighthouse on the Long Beach Peninsula. We also wanted to go to Cape Disappointment, but it was so crowded and there was no parking. We didn't want to wait for a parking spot, so we'll have to put that on the list for next time.
View from the Lighthouse
It was a bit windy up there, but the weather was great.
View of the Washington Coast from the Lighthouse.
Jeff took this panoramic view near the Lighthouse.
As I mentioned before, it was Jake the Alligator Man's birthday and Jake resides in Marsh's Museum. It's basically a tourist trap, and of course we had to check it out.
And here is Jake the Alligator Man, yep, he's half man and half alligator.
As part of the birthday celebration for Jake, there is a Bride of Jake contest. Women come from all over to win Jake's heart and become his bride for the year. We saw about half of the show and that was enough. Let's just say it was very interesting.
Along with the birthday celebration there is a car show. That was also very interesting. Here are some pictures of that.
On the way back to Portland, we spent a few hours in Astoria. Here is a view of the Columbia River from the Astoria Column.
The Astoria Column, the weather was perfect, we couldn't have asked for a better weekend.
The Goonies Museum in Astoria. We didn't go inside, that will be another trip, but we did get to see the Goonies Jeep outside bullet holes and all.
It's kind of hard to see in this picture, but the cast members signed the dashboard.
More panoramic views from the Astoria Column.
We loved Long Beach and can't wait to go back.