Trip to Eugene Via Astoria in 2005

I think it was around August I took a trip in my new car, the Vette, to visit my family in Oregon.  I really hate driving on the freeway and though at times I can enjoy it, I wanted to cruise and really experience the feeling of having a Corvette.  So, I packed up my stuff and headed off.  I zipped down from Seattle to Olympia and then cut across the hills to the coast.

I love the outdoors and it reminded me so much of being back in college and racing around the back roads to either visit Dan in Corvallis or jumping over the pass to Florence.  This trip lead me winding through the hills of Washington and finally along the Columbia River .  Once I hit Astoria, which has always been something of a magical place for me — home to many family vacations with great parks to explore and a cool community.  That’s when I started snapping pictures all the way to Florence, Oregon.

I really can’t wait to do it again; I was alone this trip but would love to have a companion on the next trip to share the drive with.  Plus I didn’t make to many stops, just a few places I remembered as a kid but I really would have loved to look at the battlements and so many other cool things along the way.

Here are the few pictures I took from this exhilarating and relaxing trip: