Thursday, November 04, 2004

An Autumn Vacation, Part I

My daughter gets a week off in fall at her school. Since we are not big fans of tourist crowds, we decided as a family to take a vacation at the end of October. Since upgrading our car, installing a new furnace, and the rising cost of living, we decided we could not handle the expense of hotel living this year (we went to Vegas last year). Camping in the cold and rain didn't seem like much of an alternative either, we did some searching on the Net. We finally decided on staying in cabins or yurts in the Oregon State Park system.

We hammered out an itinerary that would take us from north to south along the Oregon Coast, through the Siskiyous, and back up through the Willamette Valley. We arranged to stay with an aunt and an uncle in Depoe Bay for the first night. They were very gracious and we had a nice dinner at Tidal Raves. Seafood along the coast is always a treat. I ordered a special dish with scallops, prawns, and other goodies. It was great! I helped my daughter finish her seafood pasta as well with mussels, clams, scallops, and other goodies. Yum yum. Their house is not far from basalt cliffs over the ocean. Their bay windows made for a gorgeous and relaxing view.

We talked and watched some TV, then retired for the evening. We left around 10 AM the next morning bound for Brookings and some adventures (planned and unplanned) along the way.

1 comment:

The Moody Minstrel said...

MMM....basalt cliffs with vinegar...