Alexa and I spent last weekend at the beach with her parents. Since she was a little girl she’s been hearing this story from her Grandpa Jim. Her dad’s heard the same one and both were a little skeptical if it was actually true. A few weeks back I showed Alexa the bunker and made her a believer. So this weekend we hiked her parents up there in the pouring rain and whipping wind to show Jay the place where his dad, over 70 years ago, came to work during WWII. He was commissioned by the army, blind folded in Canon Beach and driven up into the woods of Tillamook Head where the US government had a secret underground radar bunker. Jim (101 ripe years of age, now) came twice for a week at a time for maintenance on the 4 diesel engines inside the bunker that ran the radar. The station existed in order to keep Japanese submarines at bay. Alexa, Jay and I lowered ourselves into probably the scariest place I’ve ever been. It was fairly small, pitch black, and home to the largest spiders I’ve seen. Horror film size spiders… We got totally drenched and had a hell of a time!