Nov 032015
 

We love exploring America’s back roads and small towns and finding overlooked gems that the tourist brochures never cover. In a series of weekly blog posts we will be sharing some of America’s lesser-known small town museums, historic sites, and oddball attractions, on a state-by-state basis. We don’t have room to cover each and every […]

Newport Bayfront

 Posted by at 3:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 282013
 

We love wandering around the waterfront in Newport, Oregon. If we ever hang up the keys and decide to settle down in the Pacific Northwest, this would be the place. U.S. Highway 101 is the main road through town and the Deco District, where neat old commercial buildings hold fun shops selling books, antiques, and […]

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 […]

Yaquina Head

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 152011
 

With the new issue of the paper at the printer’s, we have some time to play. And that’s just what we did yesterday! Yaquina Head Lighthouse, a mile or so north of Newport, has been guiding ships safely along the coast since 1873, and today the lighthouse and surrounding 100 acres are administered by the […]

Jun 082011
 

Yesterday was a day for spouting horns and lighthouses. We had a UPS shipment that was scheduled for delivery to the South Jetty NACO campground yesterday, and since we had cancelled our stay there, we wanted to stop by and ask them to hold it for us, if it hadn’t already arrived. It hadn’t, and […]