Long Beach, Washington

Hey everyone! We’re back to posting. So I’m going to have to catch up on videos, posts and things we have done for the past few months stating with our visit to Long Beach, Washington. During our time in Washington we had the chance to visit the annual state kite festival. We had such a great time seeing these huge kits, the size of our motorhome flying above us! My sister Cheri and Kevin joined us for a few days and we all had a great time visiting not only the kite festival but also driving over the Columbia river via a huge bridge. The Astoria–Megler Bridge is a steel cantilever through truss bridge in the northwest United States that spans the lower Columbia River, between Astoria, Oregon, and Point Ellice near Megler, Washington. Opened 53 years ago in 1966, it is the longest continuous truss bridge in North America. Another tidbit of information is a lot of the people live on the Washington side due to the fact that the state has no income tax, but all the shopping food, Costco, etc. is done on the Oregon side because there’s no sales tax. So that bridge gets a good workout and it’s so cool to drive over. On the Astoria side is the Astoria Column built on the 600-foot high Coxcomb Hill in Astoria, Oregon, the Astoria Column stands, overlooking the mouth of the Columbia River, you can see for miles in all directions. Constructed in 1926, the concrete and steel structure is part of the city park and an icon of the city and a must see.