Then we headed to the beach. When we go to the beach, we try to pack a snack of "sausage tarts and marmelade rolls" as the quote from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang goes. This trip we used a recipe off of Pam's blog. I used a non sweetened dough for the sausage and the one as written for the plum jam.
We have affectionately called these little homemade poptarts, PamTarts. They are delicious! and this is now our 'keeper' recipe!
We stopped and bought a frisbee on the way, and played w/ it as best we could in the wind!
(Sarah!!! Where are you? Can you believe NO ONE even got wet enough to need to change clothes? AND we finally brought everyone a change of clothes!!! Oh Sarah, without you we cannot get wet! - and as a result, the drive home was....strangely pleasant!)
The day was cloudy and cool and VERY FUN! Notice the blue sky trying to break thru! It finally did by our next destination!
We stopped at a Costco and got some pizza, and then headed to.........
the Astoria Column.
There are 164 steps up to the top, and then you get a beautiful view of the mouth of the Columbia River as it empties into the Pacific Ocean. We climbed to the top, and then ate our pizza on the grounds.
That is our beautiful state, Washington on the other side of the river!
If you are ever in our neck of the woods, we'd sure love to show you 'round!