Saturday, July 21, 2007
Day three…and the beat goes on, July 21, 2007
We have a truly wireless connection tonight at the Silver Sandals on the Frigid Beach Motel in Rockaway Beach, Oregon! We’ll even attempt to post some pictures. Most of us left Gold Beach and the Bot’s Dots Motel about 7 AM this morning, although Mel left even earlier. He’s running gingerly along on a motor that may not last much longer. For now, the plan is to take it easy and see how far that little blue coupe will go. Last we heard Mel was in Lincoln City with the main group about 4 PM.
Some of us stopped for a slooow breakfast in Port Orford, while it continued to rain steadily on our parade. Outside of Coos Bay we stopped for a short tour of the Clausen Oyster works conducted by the owner, Lilli Clausen…who is a dead ringer for Doctor Ruth Westheimer. She stands about four foot nothing, but she sure knows her oysters. It continued to rain steadily as we rolled out of there and continued on toward Newport. Chuck and Nora, Jack, and Ron and Liz all waited patiently at the Firehouse Restaurant for lunch with the rest of the group, but schedules were running late and the others decided to skip the date.
It rained all day, and by this time I remembered what I forgot…a toothbrush and the windshield wiper arm for the car. Spent the whole day peering through the dancing rain drops on my windshield. We ran into a gigantic traffic nightmare in Lincoln City. The whole freeway to Eugene was completely closed down and the traffic heading to Astoria and Tillamook was detoured off the main road. We wound up taking a “scenic” route up through a pristine lonely forest…no other vehicles to be seen…real Bigfoot country. And we never did find out was the disaster was that closed down the entire freeway system for miles around Lincoln City.
The main group plans to have oysters tonight in Tillamook . Bill couldn’t pass up buying a sack of them from Doctor Ruth back there in Coos Bay. Bill & Linda hosted the first night’s happy hour back in Bragg, and Will & Karla did the honors last night. Its called happy hour because we’re all so happy we made another day in that Model A!
Let’s try some pictures tonight for the sensible folks who stayed home.