The Coots will be getting a chance to see what's in the storage warehouses for the Columbia River Maritime Museum. We'll meet in the lobby of the museum at about 2:00 before going over to the storage buildings across the street. If you arrive early you can kill time wandering the main museum building. Tell the person at the desk you're with the group tour.

We'll meet for lunch at the Rogue Alehouse on Pier 39 at 11:30 to beat the lunch hour crowds. The Pier 39 building contains a small cannery museum and some old boats on display. There are also some interesting boats that are just stored there.

If you want some culture, the Annual Fisher Poets Gathering starts on Friday. It goes on night and day at several locations, but most of the activity is in the evenings.

A NOAA weather forecast for the area.