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Beautiful Day on the Oregon Coast October 23 (Day 52)

The massive Pineapple Express storm was predicted to ravage the area, but we ended up with beautiful sunny skies as we drove from Portland to Astoria, Oregon. Astoria was again named after that fur trader, John Jacob Astor. The family … Continue reading

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Back on the Oregon Trail to Washington October 21 (Day 50)

We followed the Columbia River Valley on our way from Yakima to Portland. This meant heading west across the Cascade Mountains. So we had a big revelation: East of the Cascades = dry. West of the Cascades = wet, very … Continue reading

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