Our trip to the Oregon
We left in a pretty good rain. Because it was icy and snowy on I5 going
into Oregon we decided to drive up 101 and make it a two day trip. We
took a different way by going up 880 and 580 across the Richmond bridge. It was rainy
but the roads weren't bad as we drove to Erueka.
We stayed at the Best Western south of town. Had dinner at a funky
Marie Callendar's. We paid extra for the room so we could have big flat
screen tv and a fireplace. Unfortunately none of the channels were HD
the fireplace was a funky electric thing against the wall. They had a
We were on our way to meet Peggy, Amber, Daniel and little Robbie at
the Depoe Bay Worldmark.
After many hours of driving we arrived to a beautiful place greeted by
Peggy! Amber, Daniel and Robbie came along
a little later. We snuggled in and ordered
dinner from a local place that delivered.
The next day we found what a spectacular view
we had of the ocean! It
was amazing. Just out our back door was a drop to a rock formation that
ran all along the coast in that area. The ocean was up. Waves were
crashing! I took too many movies.
Today we went into town to (?) for lunch. A
nice little coast style
restaurant/bar. We then drove out to a place to get another view of the
ocean. The wind was rather fierce but the views spectacular.
back and enjoyed the place. Peg had brought along a little Christmas tree with lights and Deb had brought along a
few strings of lights so
the place was appropriately decorated. Very nice. That night I cooked
some steaks Peg
had brought along. It was an electric grill and didn't
get very hot. The steaks were more or less fried but with some potatoes
and gravy everything went well.
The next day we hung around the place watching tv, reading and talking.
A very fun day. We got some really good movies of the ocean. Here is
a nice shot of us that shows the ocean and
a bit of the place we
staying. We went out to a funky local bar
for dinner. It was pretty
good but the place was cold. The waitress was very nice to us.
Lot's of fun holding the baby today. He has a bunch of outfits that
have to be worn quickly before he out grows them. Cute. Seems like Amber
is constantly breast feeding or pumping. Daniel
is a big help
with the baby. Everybody got itchy and we opened the presents Christmas
Eve instead of Christmas day. We all got
some nice things. I don't
want to make a list here but Peg did get a
kindle, I got a couple hats
and an Oprah cookbook. Deb had jewelry as usual. Her new ear rings had
posts that were too big so they were killing her ears. B-)
We packed up and moved out by 12. We had
until 4 to get to the next
place. We stopped at a casiono and had a really excellent buffet
lunch/dinner (thanks Peg). We contributed to the Indians and stayed too
took off for the new place. This new place in Newport was a gigantic
Peg had arranged for a room with a vew and what a view it was. The
pictures don't do it justice. The layout of the place was a little odd
but the view of the ocean was spectacular.
The weather was pretty bad
so we never made it onto the beach. We
watched some people get caught
in a hail storm out there. We basically hung out. I made my curry
chicken skewers for dinner. That didn't work out as well as expected.
We left for home fairly early. The weather was much worse then before.
Lots of heavy rain. There were a few rocks on the roads and some
standing water. But mostly the roads were good. We finally made it to
Crescent City. After a bunch of false starts we found the Best Western
and stayed there. The wind and rain were fierce! Nearly impossible
to get into our room.
The wind and rain continued. Getting back into the car was nearly
impossible. We drove the rest of the way home today. We went through SF
which is a
route we know very well, We got home about 6pm. Not bad. On the way up
we listened to a Clive Cussler novel then on the way back we listened
to Jack London's "Call Of The Wild" and three other London stories.
This relly helped pass the time.
Seems like I had a lot of fuzzy pictures or I would have put up more.
We have some spectacular movies but they are large. I may put them up