My husband and I did Christopher Reynolds' road trip over nine days in mid-May ["A Drive Through Oregon and Washington, One Beach at a Time," Aug. 9]. However, we flew to Portland, rented a car and began to drive down the Oregon coast from Astoria to San Francisco.
Too bad he missed Astoria. We stayed at the beautifully renovated Cannery Pier Hotel, which sits right on the Columbia Bar, where you can watch the ships pass in front of you. It's almost as if you were on the balcony of a cruise ship. Plus, the hotel provides, at no cost, a chauffeur and classic car to take you into town for dinner.