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Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Week on The Oregon Coast

We're spending a week on the Oregon coast. Sometimes Fall and Winter are the nicest times for walking on the beach here. We've hiked quite a few miles on the wet sand.
We enjoyed a bowl of clam chowder for lunch at the famous Mo's Restaurant while watching pelicans and seals compete for fish remains as a fishing charter boat came into the public dock in Newport.

We had Christmas dinner at Georgie's - probably the best table on the entire coast. Their dining room and pub have large windows right over the beach. We had a great turkey dinner while watching the sun set over the Pacific.

Next day we had great burgers and beer at our favorite hangout: The Drift Inn in Yachats. They have life music every night of the year, usually folk or blue grass. We loved sitting there, listening to mellow music.

If we ever come here with our grandkids we will likely visit the Newport Aquarium or the Hatfield Marine Science Center, but when it's just the two of us our favorite passtime is walking on the beach. Today we had blue skies, the odd drizzle but mostly nice weather for walking. We watched a blue heron, blue jays, junco's and many different kinds of chickadees attack our birdfeeder. Life is good.

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