Scappoose RV Park
After leaving Fort Stevens we planned on staying a couple of nights at two more campgrounds on our way to Mt. Hood. While we passed through the town of Astoria we were bummed we didn't spend some time here.
The town was so cute and there were many museums we passed by. Great walking town.
The Columbia River Maritime Museum.Scappoose RV Park offers both. Cool or noisy? It is small aircraft only and they just took off and landed during the day on occasion. It was also on the other end of the park. It was actually pretty cool.
Looking down to the end of the campground. Very nice, we'd recommend it.
Another painted rock I picked up and will drop off at another Veterans Memorial.
You might need to turn up your speakers to hear the pretty music.
There was a series of geocaches hidden along the way so we cached as we rode. There were also tons of blackberries along the trail. We came back later that evening to pick some to freeze for later.
The trail starts out quite wide and trimmed. You pass farms and fields along the way.
It was a very hot day so we wandered close to the field to cool off in the sprinklers.
More farms and an osprey nest.
On our last evening we drove into Portland (about a 45 min drive) to seek out something I've been waiting for. We hit the road just right and the traffic wasn't really that bad.
We cross over the Columbia River and drive past China Town.VooDoo Donuts. I've been reading others posts on this place and I just had to go there. You see they make a special Maple Bacon Donut that is supposed to be to die for. I'm in!
I think one of the requirements is to be heavily tattooed. Everybody that worked there was inked up.
On the way out of the building, this poster caught my attention. It said:
This is the last taquito remaining in a 40-case box.
It is sad. It is pathetic. It is freezer burnt. It is alone.
But, here it is, clinging with every last once of its being to a band
of frozen brown banana's on the very edge of its world. Amidst the chaos,
it fights to serve its purpose.
It WILL serve its purpose.
I am the taquito. Come find me.
I later looked up the website and it was pretty amusing. Someones website with doodles and writings and what he does for a living.
Back to the donuts.............
As soon as we got back to the truck we opened up the pretty pink box.
Oh yummy! We got a few to last us the week. Where's my Maple Bacon Donut?
The way home was a piece of cake too. No traffic.
A view from the bridge looking east. You can see the large ships docked to the sides.
Back to the campground and we wait while two young fawns cross the road.
It was a busy time in Scappoose. As we drive away we pass the Scappoose Peace Candle. It is about 50-foot-tall and was built in 1971 outside what was then the Brock Candles factory, which burned down in 1990. The land was formerly a dairy farm. The candle was a silo covered with 45,000 pounds of red candle wax to advertise the factory. For a time it held the Guinness Book of World Records.
Next Up: Bees or Mt. Hood? Easy choice!