"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"
We live on the very northern coast of Oregon, at the mouth of the Columbia River. At this spot in 1806, the Lewis and Clark Expedition ended their long journey and spent a long rainy winter in the fort they built to weather those 106 days of rain. When the party had reached the mouth of the Columbia, William Clark wrote in his journal, "Ocian in view! O! The joy!" I can only imagine the relief and joy they felt at the end of this part of their long journey, to have finally found what they had been in search of for so long.
Take a peek at Fort Clatsop, a reproduction of the original fort, rebuilt on the spot where the expedition members wintered. Come along now, it's not raining today!
~May all of your journeys end with some kind of joy~
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