We made our way to Newport, OR today! We have been looking forward to this for a while! It was neat seeing the landscape change to a more Pacific Northwest look. Love those evergreens!
Carla and I took a stroll on the beach. There is a nice path leading from the RV resort down the hill to the beach. The path reminded me of the different paths I walked on as a kid on Eliza Island, when we would pick wild blackberries from the bushes.
It was pretty chilly and started to rain a tiny bit. Totally opposite of the weather we’ve had since we left home!
We went to Depoe Bay (whale watching capitol of the world) this afternoon to see if we could spot any whales. No luck, and boy the water was rough! When we were here 4 years ago we say a baby gray whale.
This afternoon we went to the Oregon Coast Aquarium. We really liked it the last time we were here, and it was good this time also. It’s small, but nice!
Upside down Harbor Seal – he kept coming over to the glass to play around.
We walked around the shops in the harbor and then headed back to the RV. I finally took time to wash the filthy truck! It still had little piles of dirt on it from Sedona!
The boys and I walked from the RV down to the beach this evening. It was so nice out!
We went to see Karen and Dale in Vancouver, WA today! On our way, near Depoe Bay, we got to see a whale! The scenery was so beautiful where we stopped.
We ate at the Old Spaghetti Factory! Too bad Dale couldn’t make it. While waiting for a table, we went to a Goodwill that Karen knew about just down the street.
We drove back to Newport today. Just a normal work day. Getting ready to hit the road tomorrow and head to Raymond. We watched the latest episode of Alone while we eat pie from the Chalet Pie Shop, which was fun!
We headed north to Raymond, WA today. It was a really dreary, wet day to drive. I had to work, and the cellular signal was really spotty in areas, making it no fun! Highway 101 is super lumpy and bumpy, and in a couple of areas near Newport it was totally washed away and replaced with a new road.
We stopped at the Tillamook Creamery to eat lunch and buy a couple of kinds of ice cream! It had been four years since we were here last and they now have a huge new building. The line to get in was very long! We stood in cold, drizzly weather for about 40 minutes to get into the building. We then stood in another long line to order food. It was neat to see the cheese being packaged, though. The grilled cheese sandwich was awesome, along with tomato soup that had chunks of cheese in it. The fried cheese curds were also really good!
On to more curvy, stressful roads with cars backed up behind us!
Kelli then took us for a tour on a couple of the incredible boats!
Today was a really pretty day!
We slept in and then ate lunch at Shiela’s Kountry Kitchen, next door to the Elk’s. Really good food!! We then went to Dennis Company and the public market to shop a little.
Carla was on the hunt for oyster shells, and Kelli was able to get approval for us to get some in South Bend. It’s neat, because Granny used to shuck oyster here! Kelli gave us a few empty kitty litter boxes to use. Well, Kelli and Carla decided Avin and I could handle gathering the oyster shells while they went to a thrift shop! So there Avin and I were…two foreigners filling up buckets of oyster shells from private property. As Kelli and Carla drove off, Kelli said “If anyone asks, tell them Trish said it’s ok”. Surrrre…I’ll tell that to the officer as he’s cuffing me! Hahahah!
2 thoughts on “Out West 2021 – Part 5 (Newport, Raymond)”
What an amazing change of scenery! Beautiful beach pics! That’s going to be a great place to spend a few days. Lucky guys! Enjoy!!
Beautiful beach pics. And what a neat aquarium. And you got to see a whale!! And the Spaghetti Factory for dinner. JEALOUS!!
We’re so glad you’re getting to do all that!
Mom and Dad