Saturday, May 31, 2014

Oregon Adventures- Day 2

It was a wonder I could drag myself out of bed this morning.  But, "somebody" was creeping around, making coffee and stealing "good morning" kisses.  So, I figured I should at least get up!  Today was the day that we make it to Astoria, Oregon making as many stops along the way as we choose to.  No rush.  We'll get there whenever we get there.....:-).

But first...breakfast....


this was us crossing the Skagit River.....:-).  This bridge had collapsed several months ago.  Glad we were not on it!

Time for a potty break.....:-).

These tiny little flowers are called "Buttercups"....:-).  I had to get down on ground level to get this picture.  They are tiny, but colorful.  This was the rest stop.

I made a new friend while waiting for Chris to come back....:-).

oh dear....I needed some coffee right about here!  I tried to drink the coffee that Chris made for me, but I just couldn't!  We finally figured out that it was the water that made it taste so bad.......yikes!  I was glad to get some fresh, although the first cup was ice cold.  We got that sorted out and started over with the whole coffee thing.

hahaha....I guess he's having a good time! haha

We traveled on until we came to the town of Raymond, Oregon.

I was impressed with all of the art work that dotted the tiny town.....:-)

Even the playground had great imagination....

I have seen post offices smaller than this one and not nearly as nice.

But I was most impressed with all of the iron art that was displayed on just about every corner. This one is my favorite....:-)

I hope a bird doesn't fly over his head......

Here is an iron works family......

And a guy walking his pet pig! haha.  Can you imagine?

cow boys?

Beaver...doing his damage!

The beautiful Willapa River with another statue near by......

I love the outdoors.... when it's not pouring down raining with a soaking to the bone rain.

 Somebody didn't put their shoes back on....But you can't tell from this picture.

Willapa Bay.....

Almost there!

Still no shoes!  He ran all the way across the road like that too.....:-(.  smh.....

This is the Astoria-Meglar bridge.  We had to cross it to get to the other side....

Here we go!  It reminded me of the Floating Bridge in Seattle.

And we are here!

For some reason, this feels like  it was a long day!  I'm tired and hungry now....

We needed to find a place to have dinner before retiring for the evening.

what a cute seaside town.....:-)

This is the Flavel House which has now been turned into a museum.  We have planned to visit it before leaving town.

I think the film museum used to be the county jail! 

We passed this tree which was sitting on the corner supported by wooden beams.  It is a Douglas Fir tree that is about 621 years old.  Wow.  I wonder how many wrinkles I would have in 621 years??

We drove around looking for some place to eat and thought about fish and chips until we ran across this...
This is going to be exciting....ha

I don't know why this sidewalk thingee was next to the sign as there was no salmon in sight when we went into the resturant.

It was nice inside.  Just a few people eating and I didn't want to disturb them with picture taking....

ooopppssss.....sorry Christo for cutting your head off....ha

Anyway, Christo ordered "Burek".  I think it was beef stuff in a fluffy pastry shell of some sort.

I had stuff cabbage rolls which I have forgotten what they actually call it in Bosnia.  But it was excellent!  Very good presentation.  Well done!  I can always tell when there is a "chef" in the kitchen and when there is a "cook" in the kitchen.  This was indeed a chef!

We had the pleasure of meeting a new friend named Philip.  Very nice man who tells us that he has been meeting with the same people for the past 22 years trying out new food!  haha.  Now, that's living!  haha

We said our goodbyes and headed down the road toward our home for the evening.

It only took about 2 minutes to get there and we were none too happy.

Hey I could live here for a few days....ha.  but oh well.  gone tomorrow!  On to the next adventure...

Nighty night!


Scootard said...

The guy looking up at the sky mystified me. The Bosnian food was different and delicious. We had some fun didn't we?

Patricia Carpenter said...

I love trying different foods!

Trobairitz said...

I like that Chris managed to get in the pic with you and Philip too, good thing there was a mirror there so you could all three be in it.

I don't think I've ever been to Raymond, but I have Astoria. Every once in a while they close the Megler Bridge due to high winds that will tip over a semi truck. I've also heard it isn't much fun on two wheels.