Members met at the Scappoose Fred Meyer for a nice cruise along Highways 30, 47 and 202 into Astoria. A couple stops were made along the way. The first stop at the coast was Fort Columbia on the Washington side of the bridge. Everyone looked took a little time to view the grounds, the lookouts and housing in the area. The next stop was the Rogue Ale Public House in Astoria for lunch. The restaurant was very busy but everyone enjoyed the social time, even though parking was a challenge and the restaurant was full. After lunch, some members chose to make the return trip back while others took some time to visit the Astoria Column, overlooking the bay and the Astoria Megler Bridge. The biggest challenge for the cruise to the coast was that it happened to be on one of the hottest days of the year at home so the coast was packed with all the people trying to beat the heat. The coast was a balmy 61 degrees at its warmest that day! Fortunately the rain held off until late and everyone was able to enjoy the day without the aid of an umbrella.