We left Sunday, June 22, for a week long getaway to the Oregon Coast. We enjoy, during that time, many trips from our camp at Fort Stevens to several places of interest from Astoria to Tillamook. We had fun...at least we did when a certain 4 year-old wasn't being whiny and in need of a nap.
Here you can see us at a rest stop for the dogs and Chloe.
I was able to do some night photography. I pedaled my bike over to Battery Russell one night and was only interrupted by the sheriff once. Here you can see me and a shooting star. It was pitch black except for me and my flash. I had to close my eyes each time I let it strobe, otherwise my night vision would be shot for a few minutes. There were at least eight flash bursts in this photo.
On the way home, we stopped in Astoria for fuel and food. I got fuel, and Cora and Chloe got lunch at the Burger King. I parked the rig in a lot between the two places and got out. There I saw three seagulls and a pigeon. I decided to feed them a hot dog bun while I waited. Within thirty seconds I got swarmed by thirty more pigeons. Soon they were attempting to land on my hand to get the bun themselves as I wasn't doling it out fast enough. When the girls came out I had several on my arm and two on my hand. It was all quite fun. We made Chloe eat first before we let her feed the birds. When she was ready, they had all gone off to some other place. She was left with five. She kept trying to catch one, though.
We asked her why. She said, "Well, you SAID if I catch one I could keep it." We then explained the difference between pigeons and seagulls.