Fort Stevens is seriously such a gorgeous spot. You have the beach on the Pacific with a real-deal ship wreck, a beautiful jetty where the Columbia River and the ocean meet, and miles of green forests. So beautiful.
|One of Gracie's BFFs, Jason|
|Hannah and Daisy|
|Sharing a picnic by a ship wreck. No biggie.|
It was an operating fort until the end of World War II, so it also has a lot of history. Plus it's just 10 miles or so from historic Astoria.
|Mountain biking around one of the old batteries|
|Astoria Column: we hiked up it for a|
|The Columbia meeting the Pacific|
|The Goonies house in Astoria, of course (disclaimer: I'm dressed for camping, not sight-seeing)|
It was Gracie's first camping trip ever, and the first camping that Addy really remembered. It was chilly at night so Gracie wasn't amused, but I knew it would all be worth it when on our first night Addy looked up and said in awe, "Mom, look at all those trees!" That's called nature, Addy. Enjoy.