Day 81

Sunday, August 14, 2005Hammond, OR
Miles: 9635Ocean!!
We woke in the morning, went to get our free waffles and then took a shower in someone else's room, since ours was not equipped for cleansing. Since it was foggy and gross, we decided to stop at Oil Can Henry's to get our oil changed by guys in funny costumes. They looked like newsboys or something, but they were very friendly and did a good job changing the oil. We then headed back up to Astoria to the KOA that we had tried to stay in the day before. Keath had called ahead and made reservations, but when we got there, we found that the internet connection didn't work and the employees had no interest in fixing it, so we decided to spend the night at the state park across the street. We hung out on the beach for a little bit and checked out the shipwreck that graces the sand. We even played hopThis switching was complicated by the fact that Keath had to have some memory for his computer sent to him, and therefore needed an address for them to ship it to. He had told them the KOA address, but since that wouldn't work, we had to scramble to find something else. Keath ended up making reservations for another KOA that was actually run by a family who cared about having all their stuff working. He called Dell and had them switch the shipping address, and we realized we had until Tuesday to get to Hammond, OR. (We can only assume that the people of Hammond, Oregon know they sound like Hammond Organ.) Once we got ourselve straightened out from a location point of view, we hung around our campfire and made s'mores and tried not to freeze.