Saturday, March 9, 2013

Grants Pass, Oregon To Seattle Washington!

Changing from one climate to the next can be challenging.  Especially if you are like me and don't like to be cold or wet; or cold AND wet.  Oregon was the foggy place I expected it to be much like Seattle.  And given the time of year it is, I didn't much expect it to be warm.  But the fog can be unnerving when you have to drive it.  I was glad Scootard was the driver! haha

We passed through this little historic town called Coburg which was littered with antique shops.  We stopped at this one to see what was inside.  I'm still thinking "garden" even though the car was just about packed to the hilt and the "garden" was back in Oklahoma....:-)

It was very "girly" inside if you know what I mean.  A lot of antigue trinkets and stuff.  But the lady was very nice and very knowledgeable about the history of the house which was standing in that very sopt since 1896.

Ok...gotta go!  We need to get to Washington since we told some friends we would meet them for dinner...

The sign said, "Oregon Thanks You" I said ''Your Welcome"....:-).

We finally got to Washington.  I remember being in Tacoma riding Ms Vicky.  It was my first long distance trip on a scooter.  We were headed for Portland on that trip.  I have a blog about that one too!  sheesh.  What a ride that was!

There were a lot of bridges along the way......I like bridges....:-)

And before you knew it; actually many hours from when we started out in the morning, we made it to Renton, Washington.  We stayed at the hotel on our long scooter ride to Portand.  It was weird to be back by way of car this time.

The sun was setting by the time we got checked in and called our friends to let them know where to meet us....

We headed for a very popular resturant that we had eaten at a few times before.  The food is usually very good but often too large of portions to finish in one sitting.  I was glad the fire place was on as it was quite chilly outside.  We had to drive to a city called Tukwila, Washington to get to it.

Our friends were running a bit late because of traffic, so we decided to check out the menu while we waited.

Yay!!  They made it...:-)  Thanks for meeting us on such a short notice!

I decided to order something I had never seen "put together" before.  I order a jerk chicken and sweet potatoes dish with mango salsa or something like that.  It was very good.  I don't know everyone else had.  I was face first in my own food! haha

This restaurant is also known for its huge deserts...

That is ONE piece of cake.  If you want to take it with you, it goes into something that resembles a shoe box! Chris bought a piece once and it took him two days and help from two people to finish it.  I rest my case.

 So, we ordered this instead...ha.  These was pretty large serving sizes as well.  It took all four of us sharing both deserts to finish them.  I think when we left , there was still one piece of cheesecake left.

And so, after some great food with some great folks, it was time to say goodbye, get some sleep and head for the border the next day.

Stay tuned!


Scootard said...

Claim Jumper.....Oh yes please do if you are in the area, you won't be disappointed. A long road trip comes to a close. You are a great road partner baby, but we would be less encumbered if we were doing it on the scoooooooters!

Trobairitz said...

I am glad you got a little sun while in Oregon. It looked sunny by the time you got to Coburg.

Such a quaint little town, but I have never figured out why they have such a high concentration of antique shops there.

Patricia Carpenter said...

I know! They even call it Antique Row or something like that. We saw them all from the car riding by, but didn't have a chance to go into any except that one. They also have a plant there where they make RV's or something. Chris wanted to go in there at some point too. Maybe one day.