We were both anxious to get to Oregon as this will be our first time there. We crossed the Columbia River thinking that with no car show and Labor Day now behind us we would easily find a place to stay in the Seaside, OR area. NOT! There was also a car show in Seaside, it's crab season and because it's 95 degrees in Portland everyone is heading to the shore. After passing a few either full or yukky RV parks we realized this would not be easy. When we saw that the campground at Nehalem Bay State Park was open we thought we were saved. However, after driving the big rig in we learned that we could stay only one night and then the place was booked solid. After a few calls and leaving another campground we couldn't fit into, we ended up at The Jetty Fishery. I know, it sounds awful, but after you see the photos below you'll see why we love it here. Before falling in love with this place there was however yet another mishap. Driving in, the trailer hitch touched the ground just enough to cut the electrical wire to our car and blew a fuse somewhere. With everything that goes wrong I always learn more about how this coach works. This time I learned that there are many many fuse blocks located all over the place, but I did finally find the right one. The wire can be spliced with my crimp kit.
Our luck started to change when after being here 5 minutes I met a crab fisherman and traded these two Dungeness crabs for a six pack of Coors (on credit too). Making a trade to my favor and a good supper to look forward to definitely helps to improve a tough day.
Next, we saw that the stuff on the shore across the bay from us was moving. They're seals! We are able to watch these guys sunbathe and swim right from the front seats of the RV.