Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Trip To The Coast

It is early on the second day of our trip to the Oregon Coast.  We left home yesterday around 8:00 o'clock a.m. for the trip down.
Lit up and ready to go
It is always a long drive down Highway 101 through Anacortes but even more so yesterday as we got stopped on the bridge on the Oregon side where painters were working on the upper structure.
But we made it to Bud's RV Park outside Seaside shortly after 1:00 o'clock pm after stopping for fuel and shopping in Warrenton.  We got the trailer set up and headed down to the visitors center to see what kind of trouble we can get into this coming week and we found all kinds.  Jeff and his family will be in Cannon Beach just south of us arriving today.  We will hook up with them and see if we can all get in trouble tomorrow.  We decided to park (finding a parking place was interesting) and cruise the beach.  The weather was just turning to overcast and windy.  We walked on to the sandy beach with Honey as she had her first ocean beach experience.  She wanted nothing to do with the water that was trying to chase her.  She yelped and jumped around and was attacking her left rear paw and we saw something on her.  It was so small I couldn't tell what it was but we got it off but she was having an awful time with it.  Wouldn't put it down and kept sitting down to lick it.  We suspect she was stung by whatever it was.  We picked her up and brought her back to the trailer and washed her foot but couldn't see anything.  She hobbled all night but this morning seems to be better.
Honey wants nothing to do with the water
We went to the Puyallup Fair on Monday with family friends and I got a new addition for the trailer.
New license plate frame
And a friend of mine sent me this flag for our trailer.  Apparently her husband purchased it but they have a motorhome and it didn't seem quite right to have this in the window since it depicts a trailer.  So it is in my window.  It  says "Home is where you park it".
Here is a couple of more pictures of the Seaside beach yesterday afternoon.  I didn't take my Canon with me so these are Samsung Galaxy 5 pics.
Highrise timeshare

Mia enjoys sand in her toes

Large land formation to our left

Honey still wondering, "What the heck?"
Mia loves to quilt and among the many things we found to do down here has to do with her favorite passion as well as mine.   They have a society down here that is trying to preserve the past by using quilting and dairy farming.  Apparently there is a whole scenic drive of barns with quilt blocks on them.  I love photographing old barns and Mia loves quilting.  What a great way to spend our first day.  Should be fun and I should have lots of pictures tomorrow.

We hope everyone is well and happy....


  1. Sounds like a wonderful trip. We spend as much time as we can at the coast!

  2. Seems like you're having no trouble enjoying retirement so far. Two years and counting for us.