Tillamook Creamery and Cape Meares Lighthouse

While we were camped on the hill top at the Pacific City Thousand Trails we were able to see some breathtaking sunsets.  This campground is on the rugged Oregon coast with views of coastal pines and rock formations protruding for the the salty water.IMG_6283

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There are so many bunnies around the campground.  They seem to be domestic rabbits that have been introduced into the wild.  We made some great pool friends while we were at the heated indoor pool.

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The sights were amazing and the road were filled with turns and curves.IMG_4070

We visited the Tillamook Cheese Factory.  We took a self guided tour and learned how Tillamook Cheese is made.  We found out about different types of cows and the milk they produce.  We had a bird’s eye view of the cheese making and packaging of Tillamook cheese.  They produce 167,000 pounds of cheese each day.  We tasted the delicious varieties of cheese after the tour.  Cali loved the squeaky cheese curds and Marcus enjoyed the medium cheddar.  We all shared the five scoop ice cream sampler!IMG_4170

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On our way home we made a trip to the light house at Cape Meares.  Again there were more curvy roads, but the payoff at the cliffs was worth it.  We took a tour of the lighthouse given by a very knowledgeable volunteer.  The more we travel the more I come to appreciate the people who give their time to make each place meaningful. IMG_6308

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The lens in the tower is and eight sided Fresnel lens, hand ground in 1887 in Paris.    This kerosene lighthouse was in operation from 1890 till 1934 when electricity came along.IMG_4214

While we were at the lighthouse we took a stroll to the Octopus Tree.  It is a large Sitka Spruce named for its odd shape.  It has no central trunk.IMG_4178

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One thought on “Tillamook Creamery and Cape Meares Lighthouse

  1. Butch

    Cali is like just like her Aunt Janie, she loves squeaky cheese as well!!!

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