Sep 252013
 

Yesterday was a day for bad roads and big waves. Lots of both. We left the Seaside RV Resort about 10:30, stopped for fuel, and then started south on U.S. Highway 101. It was 118 miles to the Elks lodge in Newport, but it was a slow 118 miles. Part of the way was along […]

Goodbye Sunshine

 Posted by at 2:52 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 202013
 

If the weatherman is to be believed, yesterday was the last nice day we’re supposed to have here on the Oregon coast for a while. It’s supposed to start raining today and not stop until sometime the middle of next week. Terry and I decided we had better take advantage of the blue sky while […]

Riding The Trolley

 Posted by at 3:18 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 092013
 

Historic Astoria, Oregon, located near the mouth of the Columbia River, is one of our favorite small towns. Over the years, we have spent many happy hours exploring the eclectic shops in the business district, visiting the historic sites, enjoying the views from the Astoria Tower, and just driving the hilly streets admiring the neat […]

Aug 302013
 

When I saw the above on a sign in front of a business yesterday, I knew exactly how they feel. It’s been cold, windy and rainy for days now, as it has been for much of our summer, and we’re getting very tired of the gloom. Our original plan was to leave the Long Beach […]

What’s Next?

 Posted by at 2:54 am  Nick's Blog
May 262013
 

Several readers have asked where we are going when we leave Show Low next week and what our travel plans are. While we have a general idea of what we’ll be doing, nothing is set in stone. The only obligation we have is to be in Gillette, Wyoming for the Escapees Escapade rally the end […]

Jun 222011
 

Today is Miss Terry’s birthday, so before I do anything else, I want to wish her a very, very happy birthday. I love you very much, my darling. Thank you for sharing your life with me. We started yesterday off with a visit to the Tillamook Air Museum, a former World War II airship base, […]

Hurry Up And Wait

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 212011
 

Yesterday was a very frustrating day for us. One of those “hurry up and wait” kind of days. Before we visit an area, I do a lot of research on places to visit to gather stories for the Gypsy Journal, and contact them ahead of time to try to obtain passes to come in and […]

Cheese & Quilts

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 202011
 

Yesterday was another gray day here in Tillamook, but at least the rain had eased up to an occasional misting. So in the early afternoon, we set out to play tourist. Tillamook is perhaps best known for Tillamook Cheese, and local dairy farmers who belong to the Tillamook County Creamery Association  have been producing top […]

Trip To Tillamook

 Posted by at 12:54 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 172011
 

Apparently, something I ate Wednesday evening had onions in it, which I am very allergic to, and by the time we got home from the restaurant, I was sick. I had an absolutely miserable night, one of those nights where you wonder if surviving until daylight is really worth it. 🙁 I think I got […]

Jun 162011
 

We spent yesterday walking the waterfront here in Newport, poking our heads into shops, watching the fishing boats coming and going, and people watching. Newport is one of my favorite towns along the Oregon coast, the perfect cross of working fishing port and tourist destination, not too commercialized, laid back, and friendly. Years ago, when […]