Sunday, September 14, 2014

Serendipity in Long Beach, Washington

The night before we were supposed to leave Portland and move south an odd thing occurred… Sharon and I were sitting around the prior evening trying to decide where we wanted to go next. Such is our lifestyle as we were leaving in the morning yet still had no plans as to where we were going! We debated. .....Salem, Eugene, or Sisters? Oh, where to go…image

Then Sharon’s phone rang and on the other line were our friends Rick and Barb whom we met at Betty’s RV Park in Abbeville, Louisiana. We hadn’t heard from them since leaving Betty's but we follow each other on Facebook. Well Rick said that he and Barb were staying in their mom’s beach house near Long Beach in Washington state. He asked us to come for a visit if we didn’t have any plans! How did he know? They were only 125 miles north of us so we checked  with our park to see if we could extend and after paying for the next four days we planned our route to see our friends in Washington.

The next morning we left the RV in Portland and headed out in our Honda CRV for a pleasant drive through the coastal hills and forests. Passing through a favorite town of ours, Astoria, Oregon we then crossed into Washington on one of the tallest bridges we have ever driven on. Lots of repairs were being made on this tall and very long bridge so during a stoppage we had great views of the Columbia River on this clear, sunny day. Driving on into Washington we passed by Cape Disappointment and before long we were driving through Long Beach where eventually we found our friends place near Klipsan Beach.

What a great reunion we have had in reconnecting with Rick and Barb. We have enjoyed our walks to the beach in perfect weather for this area, sunny skies, no fog and little wind with daytime temperatures in the mid 70’s… perfect! We even took off on a nice long bike ride on the Lewis and Clark Discovery Trail. What a fantastic bike trail it was with the winding asphalt trail weaving its way through the dunes covered with tall coastal grasses as well as small fir and spruce trees poking their way up through the grass. Several stops were made to enjoy some wood carvings, information plaques and even a partial whale skeleton.

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We will be leaving our friends on Saturday morning but have rally enjoyed our visit to this peninsula and best of all Rick and Barb have been cooking the most fabulous and delicious meals.. We just love this RV lifestyle and the serendipitous events that have happened to us .  We look forward to even more serendipity awaiting us in our future…


  1. We always enjoy meeting up with fellow RVers and bloggers and what a great place to do it. Several years ago we drove up the coast on 101, and I remember that bridge well. The main memory is the best pan fried oysters ever at a little place in South Bend, WA.

    1. we had some great pan fried oysters from Oysterville Washington too..

  2. Fun times! Love that area and miss it but we are enjoying Maine right now. Enjoy the lifestyle and all the freedom it brings!

  3. What a great surprise! Don't you just love those serendipitous moments? We do.

  4. Serendipity = unplanned circumstance...pleasant surprise. Serendipity is one of my most favorite words! (there is a fun rom-com movie by that name also!)

  5. I know that exact bridge and still get the chills thinking about it.

    What a wonderful way to reconnect. The RV lifestyle just has one wonderful surprise after another.

  6. Good fresh fish at the markets at Ilwaco. Were there several weeks ago and we're still eating on it.

  7. These are the best moments of RV'ing! While you are in Oregon try some of the great local Pinot Noir wines. The highly drained soil of Oregon is perfect for this variety.