You could easily spend a couple of days in Astoria, but, at this time of year, rooms are dear and I decided to move on. Nevertheless, I went to the Flavel House, the movie museum, which highlighted the making of The Goonies and Kindergarten Cop, and a couple of breweries; my rec would be Buoy Beer. From Astoria onto the Clatsop Fort, just south of Astoria, where Lewis & Clark spent several months preparing for their trek back East. Then onto Rte 101. If you are ever on this road — heading north or south — allot more time than you had planned for. Around every bend and pullout is another spectacular vista. Ecola State Park and Hug Point are especially spectacular. From Newport onto Bend (today) and then Crater Lake (tomorrow) where I have secured a campsite for two nights (thanks, Jack, for those recommendations!!). And a special thanks for new travel friends Jim and Carol Schneider, who allowed their wonderful dog, Leroy, to have his photo taken with me. BTW, their son Paul is starring in a new play on Broadway: “Four Straight Men.” Check it out!