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09-12-2007 05:11 PM #1
WA/OR meet on SAT 9/15/07 in LONGVIEW, WA.
Let's meet at John Null Park in Longview at 2:00 p.m.
2650 Pacific Way
Longview, WA 98632
It's nothing special in terms of a park -- two baseball diamonds and four tennis courts, but the parking lot is huge, especially for a park of its size; it could easily hold 200 cars. The parking lot is as big as the park itself.
Here is a picture of the park entrance and some general information. The red sign is to your left as you enter the parking lot:
It's a great rendezvous point as it's right off of Ocean Beach highway (SR 4). Pacific Way is a small, residential looking street that dead ends into Ocean Beach highway. The park is less than a block down the street on the right.
CRUISE ALONG THE COLUMBIA RIVER
After hanging out, taking pics, whatever -- we can cruise west on SR 4 along the Columbia River, following the Lewis & Clark scenic highway through the twisties... Maybe about 3 or 3:30'ish?
About 3 miles from John Null Park we'll cross SR 432 and leave Longview. The Columbia is to the left and visible for most of the way:
The question becomes -- how far do we go? SR 4 will eventually take you all the way to the coast.
The next town is Cathlamet. A quaint small town about 25 miles west of Longview. Cathlamet has a small bridge to Puget Island.
I propose cruising out to Cathlamet and stopping by the Haiying Chinese restaurant for some grub:
I talked to a local today at the Puget Island ferry landing and he claimed that the food at Haiying wasn't bad. It appears from the signs in the window that they have a bar as well -- Chinese and a cold beer doesn't seem like a bad plan. Cathlamet is not a culinary hot spot, I didn't see much else.
Pugent Island has a ferry to Westport, Oregon:
FYI, the ferry runs from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily, on the hour.
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