On July 31 the members of the “pod” (Shipleys, Hilbruners, Bill Bouchard and Colleen Wright) took their RVs west of Portland to the Oregon shore. We spent time at Cannon Beach, visited the Cape Mears Lighthouse, visited the Tillamook Cheese factory, ate seafood at a number of venues, camped in the Barview Jetty County Park, and browsed in a number of art galleries. The Oregon coast is spectacular, and our day on Cannon Beach was exceptional. But by August 3 it was time to return back to Hood River. The Hilbruners would soon be departing for Alaska, and the rest of us of us had to get ready for an exciting trip to Europe!