The next day, the 16th, we saw some pretty weird signs before we went to the Ye Olde Curiosity Shop. It was like a miniature Ripley’s Believe-it-or-Not museum, but in a store. I got a wooden “voodoo” doll. It was bizarre looking, but still cute. On our way out, we saw a cupcake truck. We got two cupcakes and ate one of them. It was very good. The other one we saved for later.
Next we drove out to see some sea lions on a dock, and they were really loud. The sailors don’t like the sea lions because they crowd the docks so captains and sailors can’t dock their boats. Plus, they eat A LOT of fish. We ventured onward to Haystack Rock. There was a lot of sea life left after tide went out, like anemone and barnacles left on or by the rocks in the puddles of ocean left. It was cool, but not too eventful.
Our next destination was cheese. Just cheese. We went to the Tillamook Cheese Factory and saw them making/packaging cheese. We had samples of the cheese and even bought some cheddar and pepperjack. They also had a cheese cafe there, so we ordered grilled cheese sandwiches, some of the best I’ve tasted, and Tillamook ice cream.
We spent the night in Portland and had breakfast at VooDoo Doughnuts. We got four different donuts, one with chocolate cereal on top, an Oreo donut, a Mexican Hot Chocolate donut (cinnamon and chocolate), and one that looked like a voodoo doll. They were all really neat, and extremely delicious.
After we had our sugar fill, we headed to Mt. St. Helens. We didn’t get to see the North Face, but we did a drive around and saw the South Face along with some scenery. It was pretty. We’ll visit the North Face next time we go to Seattle, which I hope is soon.
We also went to Multnomah Falls in Oregon, a really neat waterfall with an overlook bridge. It was raining, so we didn’t have any time to go up on the bridge, but the falls look better from the ground than from close up.We definitely did have a wide range of foods these two days!
Stay tuned for part four: Potato Land! (Idaho)