Saturday, September 29, 2012
Okay...let's get this going with a visit to RUBY BEACH just about 27 miles south of Forks, WA. I chose to see the Northwest coastline because of all the giant rocks...I was not disappointed. When you take the winding trail to the beach, the path opens out to a creek that empties into the ocean.
Once I had moved on from RUBY BEACH, I drove south to my next "base camp" for the last three days of my trip...CANNON BEACH, OR. While I was there, a couple of good friends, Josh and Monica Holtsclaw, drove over from PORTLAND, OR to spend the day with me. But not just ANY day...we turned it into a GOONIES DAY!!! "HEY YOU GUYS!!!"
Josh is an EXTREME fan of the 1985 Spielberg movie "THE GOONIES", and my family loves that film, too. When Josh and Monica arrived, I asked if he was excited for us to go see all the locations filmed there, and in ASTORIA, OR...his reply: "I've got Goon Bumps!!"
So we started off at HAYSTACK ROCK, one of the major features during the titles at the beginning of the movie. This is where the evil Fratelli Family, being chased by the cops, swerve the get-away car into a big race that happens on the beach.
Since it was raining on my last day, I drove to the AIR MUSEUM at nearby TILLAMOOK. On my way there, I was following behind these two great-looking old cars. There were lots more of these beauties on the road that weekend for some car show in the area. Wish I could have found them.
Now I'll wrap things up with a few images from CANNON BEACH. The changing weather made for some interesting variations of mood and color. Here are three shots of HAYSTACK ROCK...a sunset in the fog on my first night there...another sunset the following evening...and a beautiful sunny morning.
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