Rowan digging a hole in the sand on the beach at Fort Stevens State Park in Astoria, Oregon, 07-22-2012.

So on Sunday, we drove down to Astoria, OR, since we were already in the neighborhood, and visited Fort Stevens State Park.  Only $5 for a day pass. 

Rowan has never been to the beach before.  He’s been to a river - the water was fast running and scared him.  So we thought a beach would be excellent - the waves roll in much slower and while it’s not any quieter, it’s certainly not as fast-energy as the rushing river water.

Located on the Columbia River, PGE’s Trojan Park in Oregon is a lovely place!