Friday, June 23, 2017

Love This Area

     We are in Pacific City Oregon, staying at the Thousand Trails Park here, the rain has ceased to exist for the last few days so we had taken a few adventures.  Breakfast is served in the clubhouse on the weekends so we enjoyed breakfast last weekend, it was good and chances are we will do it again.  Have won some candy bars playing bingo here also.  Tillamook is about 20 miles from us and has the best cheese.  We drove up to get our cheese fix and ice cream.  They are in the process of remodeling the visitor center and have established a smaller building for visitors.  They still serve cheese samples, have a small restaurant serving breakfast and lunch plus let's not forget the Tillamook ice cream. We went through the line for samples and while I wandered through the small gift shop area Len slipped through the sample line a couple more times. After shopping it was time for the ice cream, it was so good.  Plus a stop up the road to grab some pepperoni sticks. 

     Couldn't be in this area without a stop at the Sportmen's Pub and Grub.  Best fish and chips in the area as they are fresh off the Dory boat.  Speaking on Dory boats, we did go down and watch a few beach themselves, it was rainy but Len walked down to watch them. So for those of you that don't know about the Dory boats here is some information on them. With its smooth, sandy beach, the quiet coastal town of Pacific City, on the coast of Oregon's Tillamook County, is the perfect home for a unique group of boats. The Pacific City dory fleet has a proud history spanning more than 100 years. Nestled in the natural shelter provided by Cape Kiwanda, the fleet lives on today as one of the most interesting fishing fleets in the world. The small flat-bottomed boats dare the ocean as they crash through the surf headed for the plentiful waters of the Pacific. At day's end, they ride the waves back to shore and slide onto the beach. The original design of the dory allows it to launch from and land on the shore. Through the inherent dangers of ocean fishing, governmental restriction, international fishing competition, and, most recently, the influx of surfers and civilization, the dedicated fishermen have held on to tradition.

     Enjoyed lunch with Nora (who we met while rv'ing) and Rodger, they were passing through on their way to Canada.

     Took one day and drove over to see my cousin Sheri (and John).  Had a great lunch at their place, and a good visit.
     Hit the casino in Lincoln City again, this time I won a little, Len donated, we can never win money at the same time. On the way back to Pacific City we stopped at Neskowin State Park.  Len took a walk down to the beach, I strolled through the little craft fair that was going on.

     That's it for this time.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Rainy here

Not sure if this is a promotion or demotion, but guess it is time to get my feet wet with the blog.  Thank you Len.  We  have managed to find some new place to visit that we didn't enjoy on previous visits to Newport.  The other day we toured the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center.  333 SE Bay Blvd.  The building itself has a history for this area, but it now has exhibits dedicated to telling the stories of those who share a desire to live and work where sea meets land.  They continue to add displays so we will return when we visit the area next time.

  Visited the Devil's Punchbowl on the coast, wish we would of hit it at high tide but the tide was just coming in.  While there we had lunch at Mo's, disappointed in the clam chowder as it was mostly potatoes and very few clams.

  Another chowder tasting at the Newport Inn for lunch the other day, chowder was good and Len seemed to enjoy his hamburger.  Len does manage to get walks in along the beach and has found some great fossils in his journeys.

 Our time is almost up here at Whaler's Rest, have enjoyed our 3 weeks here.  Went to the clubhouse last night to watch the magic show, started off slow but got better.  Had breakfast this morning and have taken advantage of the bar-b-q lunches they have served on the weekends.  Nothing better than a bar-b-q burger. My cousin Sheri and her husband John are stopping by tomorrow, will be good to see them, it has been too many years. Leaving Wednesday and head to Pacific City for another 3 week stop, at least there I know where to get a great fish dinner. 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Having a great time here

Got to spend lots of time with Glorias son Jack and that was fun. Went out to eat several time and even picked up some Clams to cook on the grill. Ok now I know I dont care for them cooked that way and think Gloria felt the same. Weather has been a bit cool Ok cold for Gloria. But the sun has been out most days for a short time. I have walked on the beach by the park several times and sue enjoy that. Today I took a Charter Boat out for Sea Bass and Ling Cod. I got my limit on the bass but only one Cod and one Crab. So they will make a great dinner tonight. And Bristol had his 8th birthday. Also went to the Oregon State University Marine Center. That is a place you can learn so good stuff.