Thursday, May 14, 2009

Oregon Coast Confidential

Smokestacks a la Debi Cates : Oregon Coast
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The last day of the trip, we traveled up the Oregon Coast. We stayed in Florence with new friend and fellow blogger Cele. Check out her blog here. Cele was a lovely hostess and it was fun to meet her husband, Ducky, and their Bassett hound sidekick, Arlo. We also stopped in Otter Rock, where we met a friend of Maya's for lunch. She works at a charming little winery her family owns called The Flying Dutchman. This is also where you can meet the world's friendliest squirrel--a little guy they've named Jared after the spokesperson for Subway. You can see pictures of Jared in the Critter Cam slideshow below. (P.S. One note about the Critter Cam: some of the photos were actually taken in California, right before we crossed over into Washington. I didn't want to do a separate entry.)

The Critter Cam

We ended up staying in Long Beach, Washington, near the ocean. I didn't take any pictures there unfortunately and the next morning we left Long Beach and drove to Seattle. After I dropped Maya off at her place, I hit the road again for the final leg--34.5 miles and a ferry ride to Whidbey Island--where I arrived in Langley at my new abode at around 4:00 p.m. It was nice to finally sleep in my own bed and not drag my suitcase in and out of the car for the night!

Alas, the next three days featured unpacking boxes and getting things organized in my cottage, then packing a couple of suitcases for my new gig in Geneva, Switzerland. I enjoyed a couple of days of peace and quiet and then it was back to Seattle for Maya's birthday and a stay over until my flight on Wednesday afternoon.

Photo copyright: Janet Kincaid, 05/09


marley said...

At least you got to sleep in your own bed for a bit! Lol! You've got some very dramatic coastal photos here. Nice job :)

Cele said...

Wow you guys stopped at quite a few places, I wish I'd thought about you going to the Sea Lion Caves I would have given you tickets... they're lost in my desk some where. And I am soooo envious, I've never been over the Astoria Bridge.

Maya said...

I love the Critter Cam (but you knew I would, didn't you?)!

A stay over? How about, Maya's birthday? sheesh...

I hope you have a chance to relax a bit in Geneva!

Janet Kincaid said...

Marley: Three days, at least. I guess that's better than not at all! Glad you like the coastal pics.

Cele: Yeah, we ended up making quite a few stops. They were good stops, though. Although, the sea lion cave was way too smelly for my liking. Still, it was kinda cool!

Maya: I knew you'd like the Critter Cam. As for the "stay over", duly noted and edited! ;-)

Maya said...