Monday, April 8, 2013

Pacific City to Tillamook

After spending much of our time in remote areas, the booming town of Tillamook takes us by surprise. We drive north along the so-called 3 Capes Scenic Drive, which goes from Cape Kiwanda (where Pacific City is), through Cape Lookout, to Cape Meares.

There is a lighthouse at Cape Meares, but we miss it. I misread a sign and hang a right at Netarts instead of continuing along the coast. Soon after, we find ourselves in Tillamook, which is famous for its cheese and... well, just its cheese.

The factory is in the middle of town. You can't miss it, because that's where everyone is, eating cheese and ice cream.

We enjoy samples of cheese, some of which are good. We buy a block of garlic chili pepper cheddar to go with our Pelican beer tonight. We also eat ice cream for lunch–a combination of black cherry, white chocolate/raspberry, and caramel crunch that is smooth, creamy, and flavorful.

The moment we finish, we bolt for the exit and return to our car. There are a lot of people in this place, and they really like cheese. It's a little weird.

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