As mentioned before, we like to escape on the weekends and explore simply, by setting up tents and looking around an area. Over Labor Day weekend, while our “home”campground filled up with weekenders looking to party, we headed to the coast, Columbia River that has a great shaded tent site with a great view of the expanse of the river. The plan was to explore some of the Long Beach Peninsula, but we ended up sleeping in and ended up going to the beach for the day instead. On this particular beach, it is permissible to drive on the beach. There are several access roads that can be used to roam over 28 miles of beach. We did not drive nearly that far, as I am still a bit of a chicken about sand driving. I also don’t have a winch yet and am limited in my options to extricate myself.
Our primary entertainment on Saturday was a 38 foot motorhome that tried to drive out on the beach while towing a 30 foot trailer and, predictably, got stuck. We helped and then watched as the trailer was unhooked and the motorhome was towed out the way it went in. When it came time to get the trailer out, it became apparent that the driver of the tow truck had no options that would leave him with a solid hook up and might risk further damage to the trailer. We put the trailer on our van and I towed it back up the entrance for him.
This picture was taken Sunday morning. On Saturday night, we decided it might be nice to have breakfast on the beach, so we did. The kids played in the sand, we made a fire, and cooked breakfast. More and more, we are treasuring these simple times now that we have been on the road three full months. We enjoy the time at the campground where the camper is, but also enjoy getting out without it and spending some time away from home for a bit as well.