We took another drive down the coast, heading for Gold Beach and the Rogue River. First stop was Cape Perpetua and the Devil's Churn - a thin spit of lava rock between two hills with a long, narrow gap through which ocean water would spray up like a geyser during high tide
We had a leisurely morning in Brookings. Mom was slow getting ready, so Dad and I rode down for one last view of the Pacific. We stopped at the local Harris Beach State Park and I spoke for awhile with a Park volunteer named Paul who had a Bigfoot story of his own!
Today was all about Lava Lands, at least in the morning. After breakfast, I finished first pages of Spooky Texas for Gia (my Globe Pequot editor), and then drove to Lava Lands - the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, just outside Bend, Oregon...
Hells Canyon - at last! I was going on an all day Jet Boat Tour! I got up early and had breakfast brought right to my room by the B&B Hostess, Julie. When ready to depart for my trip through the canyon, I took my tray upstairs to the deck and spent several minutes meeting the dogs - Ally and the 3 pugs, Sherman, and two others whose names I forget.
We got out around 11ish, and had a nice scenic drive to Astoria, where we had lunch at a place called Pig N' Pancake! How's that for a name?!? Basic Diner fare. Then we drove out of town to Fort Clatsop, a replica of the fort where Lewis and Clark stayed the winter they came to the Oregon coast.
Take a photo tour with author & photographer S.E. Schlosser as she makes her way through Oregon, collecting spooky stories and having close encounters of the supernatural kind!