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Day Four of Vacation – What a Dismal Nitch

Part 1 (7:30am)

Mother Nature has decided to wake me up early again with sun coming through the sun roof, but I'm not going to let it get the best of me today. I got up and started breakfast and got the kids eating immediately!

Part 2 (8:30am)

The sun is still out, we are heading to the beach to have fun and since it is only a minute and a half away, we should beat any rain that should try to sneak in on us.





Part 3 (10:00am)

It's still sunny, so we are going to have some fun today! We are now heading to Netul Landing. (The place where Lewis & Clark landed when they arrived here at Fort Clatsop, the Netul river is now known as the Lewis and Clark River)


Part 4 (11:00am)

We decided to head back to Fort Clatsop today, because the kids had completed Part of 3 of their Junior Ranger badges and needed the stamp from Fort Clatsop and their badge from there as well. They taught my daughter how to start a fire with Flint and Steel. (We could be in trouble now.)

Part 5 (11:30am)

Lunch - the old fall back of BBQ Hotdogs!

Part 6 (12:15pm)

I haven't told the kids, but we are heading up to Washington to hit all the spots where Lewis and Clark were before they crossed the Columbia and built Fort Clatsop. The first stop was Dismal Nitch. This was the spot where Lewis and Clark's journey had to stop for 6 days because of a winter storm and they couldn't budge. They thought they were going to die less than 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean and their true destination.


The next stop was Cape Disappointment, learned a lot there and ended up seeing some more eagles, that was pretty cool.


Part 7 (6:00)

I'm letting my nine year old be the fire starter and dinner cooker tonight, let us see how she does with BBQ burgers. I ended up taking over on the burger cooking!

Part 8 (7:30)

We played games the rest of the night and cooked a few smores and really look forward to having some fun on our last day, doing whatever the day may bring.


Wait, there is more... 10pm we got a knock (OK, scratch) on the door and this is who we had as visitors to our yurt stopping by to say hello.

                                         Looking out our yurt window at 10pm, but who do we see

                                        There is three of us, our buddy knocked, if we beg, will that help?

                                         How about if we look sad and give you puppy dog eyes?


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Comment balloon 10 commentsRespect Realty LLC • April 25 2008 02:30AM


How cool doing the Lewis and Clark route.......(not related to you in any wayhuh?)  Oh and are you going to check out Canon Beach or have you been there before?


Posted by Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor about 12 years ago

Todd - It looks like you guys are having a great time.  This brings back a lot of memories of camping with our kids when they were young. 

Posted by Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired (Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®) about 12 years ago
My wife suns and hides at the site of a bug.  She would have a heart-attack seeing the raccoons coming to the door.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Those memories will be in place forever,you are living right. Your childern will never forget the trip,so have fun it is pricelist. Next year travel south to Blue Ridge GA.
Posted by Greg Hampton, North Georgia Mountain Property,Blue Rid (Re/Max Around The Mountains) about 12 years ago
How fun, Todd.  Can I go on vacation with you next year?  haha
Am going back to read about the beginning of your vacation travels.
Posted by Nancy Brenner, Roswell Georgia Real Estate Agent (Referral Associates of Georgia, Inc.) about 12 years ago
OK - I just read about the first 3 days of your vacation.  Lousy weather but good family time. 
I had to Google 'Yurt".  Had no idea what it was.  :-)
How about a few interior pics?   I'm guessing it's like a big tent?  Furnished?
Posted by Nancy Brenner, Roswell Georgia Real Estate Agent (Referral Associates of Georgia, Inc.) about 12 years ago


You're really becoming theee story teller...are you a descendant of the 'Clark' as in Lewis & Clark!!! And I thought for sure you would tell us what the heck a 'yurt' is, but I guess I'll have to Google it as soon as I finish this comment!!! Oh, and BTW, what kind of varmints critters were they??? :) Thanks,   Fran

P.S. Great looking family!!!

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) about 12 years ago

Good times! Those masked visitors only come out at night! My dogs treed one this week and mould not let him down. He got down when they were asleep.


Posted by Charles McDonald, REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner (Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions) about 12 years ago

Liz - We have been to Canon Beach many times and love it! Nope not related that we could find, we went through his family tree yesterday.

Jesse - It is so much fun, now that the sun is out!

Randy - I think my wife might be the opposite, Runs for the sun and hey look a bug. She burns even thinking about the sun.

Greg - I've never been of Texas and one day hope to get to visit all 50 states!

Nancy - Only got a car big enough for us and the dog and I'm not sure that is enough - lol (I'm glad you found a yurt, I will take a picture and include it in my last post about the vacation tonight or tomorrow morning.

Fran - Thanks! I'm not a member of Clark's family sad to say, but I will post about the yurt tonight, you are right, I did forget to do that. (Those are Raccoons and those little buggers have learned how to beg)

Charles - Dogs, should have went in shifts, might have had a chance. (LOL)

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) about 12 years ago

Hey Todd!  That is awesome.  Mostly we just get coyotes and jackrabbits out here.  Keep us posted on the rest of your trip!

Posted by Jon Mitchell (Classic Property Management) about 12 years ago

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