My Alpine Home

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Coast’n With the Fab Four. . .

 

Rollin down the highway heading for the Seaside.

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One minor distraction. . .this car exits for barn sales.  Seriously, there was a sign out on the freeway that said ‘barn sale’.  Don’t think you’d ever see that in Utah.

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So glad we stopped!  It had a little something for everyone.  We all found fun vintage items.

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Strollin down the street heading for the Seashore.

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We wandered into a SWEET candy store.  Look at the vintage candy boxes hanging on the walls.  Of course we didn’t leave empty handed.  We each bought a hunk of our favorite fudge. Ann’s is Rocky Road, Joyces is Praline, Peggy’s is dark chocolate salted caramel, and mine is Maple Nut.

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Can’t wait to feel the sand beneath our feet.

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There is a cool ocean breeze but we’re still happy as ducks in water.

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We dined on clam chowder and Dungeness crab.  Isn’t that a must when one is at the ocean?  It was such a fun day.  We decided to head back to Welches, OR before dark and hoped to avoid the Portland rush hour confusion.

We were reversing our directions that told us how to get to the ocean and accidently got off into downtown Portland.  Oh, how fun it was trying to find our way back to I-84.  The entrance was just out in the middle of nowhere.  So different than what we’re use to because ours are always by commercial areas.  Good thing we can have fun and laugh about it.

Arrived home about 9:30 and decided we needed a little something.

Nothing like a ‘Brattlesnake Dog’ from a food cart at the town of Government Camp to top off the evening.  Some things just taste better on vacation.

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Quote of the day:  ” It’s against the law to pump your own gas in Oregon”

Hugs,

Jann

11 comments:

carolinapoulter said...

I am jealous. Looks like you are having a great time. I love your blog and look foward to all the new things coming up.

Kris said...

Wow, that barn sale looked awesome!!!! How long are you gone for? I love the sand picture!!!
Have fun!
XO Kris

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Fun fun fun! What a beautiful place to travel and such fun along the way! You are all so gorgeous, too! Love it ALL!

NanaDiana said...

Jann- It looks like you girls had so much fun. I love that you are relaxed and enjoying every moment of it there. I think Portland is one of the worst cities I have ever driven in to try and find your way around..and I have driven most major cities in the US. xo Diana

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

You 4 are having way too much fun!! Good for you!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

What fun it is to travel with friends who love to stop and smell the roses along the way!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I want to be at the beach with you and eat clam chowder and Dungeness Crab!

Rose L said...

I do not like driving in Portland! You would love the town of Aurora as it is filled with little antique and knickknack stores!
Sounds like you had fun. I know at the coast there is a salt water taffy factory but not sure if in Seaside or ??? Has every flavor under the rainbow!

Kelley Highway said...

Love x 18!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Sure looks and sounds like a ton of fun! I sure would stop at a barn sale! Can't wait to see what you bought! I remember the good ole days of full service filling stations! How great!
Blessings,
Susie

Debra said...

Looks like a wonderful time

Seeing those old candy boxes made me want some old time Teaberry or Clove gum for some reason...:)