There are Rest Areas, and then there are Rest Areas. Many come to mind, but the Tillamook River Rest Area along Highway 101 just south of Tillamook, has to rate as one of best. We stopped for a quick break there yesterday mid-day, just to use our restroom, and stretch our legs. An inviting trail down to a streamside picnic area beckoned us. With Buster in tow we went to explore and soon our attention turned to spotting birds. In the end we simply sat at the picnic table and enjoyed a dozen different species of birds, many busy with feeding juveniles.