Thursday, September 20, 2007

Seaside, OR Vacation

We had a great week in the area around Seaside, OR.  The pictures are here.  I'll be adding comments to the pictures later, but maybe the titles in flickr will be enough for now.

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Here is our World Mark resort.  Our apartment was the one pointed to by the white arrow (first photo), and our view (second photo) was just fine.  For most of the week the weather was overcast, but it rained only one day.  Neither of us used the pool, spa or other amenities, and neither of us got wet in the ocean.  The kitchen in our unit was small but serviceable.

Most days we took a morning walk on the promenade bordering the beach.  It's a nice way to start the day... level, salt air, sounds of the ocean, gardens, wild flowers and shore birds.

We saw some Lewis and Clark history (Fort Clatsop, Seaside Saltworks, L&C canoo landing spot).

We saw a water fall (Youngs River Falls).

We saw some history at Fort Stevens State Park (Peter Iredale wreck, WWII Bunkers).

We saw a light house (Cape Meares).

We went on a walking tour in Portland, OR... we ate our way through the Pearl District for 4 hours - very nice.

Speaking of eating, we had lunches out most days at some nice restaurants.  If you don't count the food on the walking tour in Portland, I think the best food we had was at the Heron and Beaver Pub in the Shelburne Inn in Long Beach, WA.  Of course, the ice cream in Tillimook was fine.

Books were read.  Movies were watched. No knitting was done, but I did manage to find a skein of sock yarn at Creative Beginnings in Seaside (nice store with a friendly cat).

Okay, what's the next vacation?

PS:  One day, the day that it rained, I was sick with a cold.  Both Oregon and Washington states require a prescription in order to get effective cold pills (the ones with pseudoephedrine). Phooey. Blast those meth dealers! � and blast the legislators for thinking that requiring a prescription for cold tablets will stop the meth business! I heard from the people in the hospital emergency room (only med service open on Sunday in Seaside, Or) that meth now comes primarily from Mexico, and that the meth being produced in Oregon is now made with a substitute for pseudoephedrine � something more dangerous to use (blows up a lot), and more harmful to users. Stupid meth dealers. Stupid legislators.  Poor cold sufferers.

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