We are just getting settled in for the month here on the northernmost point of Oregon. We are only a mile from the ocean and apparenlty they allow fires and driving on the beach here. Astoria is a fishing town with victorian architecture and many old privately owned shops. We are actually staying in a nearby small city called Warrenton which is quaint and has some more box store shopping opportunities (like Home Depot, Costco, and Fred Meyers which is like a Walmart). I am working at the Lewis and Clark National Park and I'm learning a lot of history in the process. History has always been a weak subject for me so this is a challenge. The park is very well tended and organized. My days off will be Wed-Fri and we expect to spend those days touring the local attractions!