A couple of weeks ago, I spent the weekend at Ft. Stevens State Park near Astoria, Oregon. The Northwest Lazy Daze group had a get together there, and I had a great time there. A good assortment of things to see and do are there, with bike trails, the beach, a lake, and several coast towns nearby. Then of course there was the Lazy Daze group, which is a fun and nice group of people. Some of my Baja friends are members of this group, so I decided to join too. As usual with these get togethers, there was a lot of food to be consumed and stories to be swapped.
Saturday turned out foggy and cool, as you can see from the photo of the shipwreck on the beach below, but the rest of the weekend was beautiful, and the fog didn't hamper our fun one bit. Rylie really enjoyed a long romp on the beach. It's so nice that Oregon allows dogs on the beach, although they are supposed to be leashed. We are used to California, where so few beaches allow dogs at all. Rylie doesn't like water one bit, but he loves to run and dig on the beach. His day at the beach is even better if he can find something stinky to roll around in, and there are often stinky, dead things on the beach to roll around in.
At Ft. Stevens there is also a lake, as you can see in the above photo. Rylie had a nice walk around the lake too.
I brought my bike, and had a couple of nice bike rides while I was there. One was to the fort, which was interesting to see. There is also a museum, which we also checked out. Tours are available of the fort, although I didn't do that. I also had a nice lunch in Astoria.
I loved this get together, and I hope to go to future events with this group.
Ahhh, the beach. I love the beach. So many good smells on the beach, and The Staff let me run to my heart's content. I even managed to roll around in something before The Staff stopped me, although it wasn't very stinky. I still fondly remember the time I found a dead seal flipper on a beach in California to roll around in. The Staff was not happy with me that day, and there was a fast bath with furious scrubbing, as I recall. tee hee hee