Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Astoria to Seaside - Finally!

You'd think a 30 minute drive would take 30 minutes.  Just like you'd think if you left home at 11:00 am  for a five hour and one minute drive, you'd arrive sometime around 5:00 or 6:00 pm.

Yeah, try TEN HOURS!

Okay, to back up here, we left Fort Columbia at 7:00 pm for a 32 minute drive from Fort Columbia to Seaside, Oregon.  We crossed over the Columbia River via the Astoria-Megler Bridge and, running out of daylight to make any stops to take photos, were on our way.

  © JC Imagery


One thing to note that I've never seen on other bridges (not that we've done all that many road trips, but I have been on a few as a youth) is the amount of dead birds.  There wasn't just one.  There were eleven.  Easily.  It was weird.

And eerie.

  © JC Imagery

So as the sun was setting, we waved adieu to Washington State and said hello to Oregon.

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The Oregon side, looking back.  © JC Imagery
We finally arrived at the Seaside Inn - at 9:37 pm!  Yes, I know the time because I knew I had to make a phone call to get someone at the desk anytime after 10:00 pm.  Yes, we left the Fort at 7:00 pm and arrived 2.5 hours later.  Thirty minute drive, my foot.  Who writes those things?  

So all told, it took us 10.5 hours for a 5 hour drive.  

Spoiler alert:  This would be the story of the whole trip.

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