Sunday, July 14, 2019

Just Beachy...

Sunset at Long Beach WA

Marymine flew up to PDX on Wednesday from SMF. Due to delayed flights it took seven hours. Flying is not what it used to be...  After a night at the hovel we packed up Nate (the Tahoe) and headed over to Long Beach, WA.  It's an easy 2 hour drive.

On our way we stopped for a visit to the Maritime museum in Astoria, Oregon. 


 So much to see, we spent a couple hours there, and didn't get to see it all.  The stories of the Bar Pilots that navigate the ships through the treacherous  Columbia River Bar were fascinating. I am going back to the museum to learn more the next time I'm over there.

We checked into our little bungalow in Long Beach,


stowed our stuff and headed to the 'world's longest beach', only a short walk away.



The weather was great, and there was hardly anyone else there.




My Sean has moved to Astoria, OR, so he came over Thursday evening. We went to a pub for some local brews, and then on to dinner at the Depot in Seaview, WA.  The Depot was everything it was touted to be! Amazing food, and great friendly service. 

Friday we packed up our gear and walked down to the beach for a day of sun, sand, and ocean. We got down there and saw a few great kites flying. Back to town we hiked, got kites, and hiked back to the beach.
 
Marymine's kite

Settled in, and I decided that my kite was just too small for such a beach. I trekked back to the kite shop and got a little bigger one... (Marymine says I'm overly competitive...lol)

my Monster kite


Later in the day we went up town to look for a sweatshirt for Marymine.  While we were there I ended up meeting my 'Match' not on line, but in Long Beach, WA. of all places. He isn't much of a conversationalist, but he has a way about him...



  

35 comments:

  1. I am glad for you. It sounds like such a pleasant experience.
    Thanks for sharing. It brought back pleasant memories of similar trips.

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    1. Ed, It had been a year since I'd seen my daughter. Such fun to get to spend a few days together.

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  2. DinL, grandkids, and her mother are at Hilton Head. Posted pics on FB of their jellyfish stings. Don't think that is a problem at Long Beach.

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    1. WSF, Wow, i don't envy them that. Hope the rest of their time there is wonderful.

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  3. Great pics, and good times! Doesn't get any better!

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    1. Old NFO, Thanks, it was a great time.

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  4. Glad you had a wonderful, safe trip!
    God bless. :)

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  5. Nice sunset photo & it sounds like you had a great time.

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    1. Rob, Thanks. Though the time was short we did have a great time.

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  6. Sounds like you had a great time! The kites are really nice.

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    1. CiNdEe, The kites were fun, I filled the case for mine with sand and used it for a sand anchor.

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  7. My girl lives in Olympia. If you're at all amenable Pam and I would like to ask you out for dinner or drinks and any of remarkable relatives who may live in the neighborhood the next time we come. I really hope Miss. B is out of durance vile.

    It was the comment about Astoria that brought mine. Cruising up the coast once~you can watch the film if want. The CO asked me if we needed to take fuel before we got to Vancouver and I, familiar wtih the Standing Wave at Astoria, told him no thanks.

    What a nice post! I'm clearly going to have to work harder.

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    1. HMS, Olympia is only 1.5 hrs away and I would like to meet up with Pam and you.
      Miss B is doing amazing, she is able to do transfers between her hospital bed and wheelchair by herself now!
      Thanks for commenting.

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  8. I love being there, such a great place especially when it's quiet. Great looking kite.

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    1. Celia, It was very quiet, and I loved it!

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  9. What a fun time and yes, I think you might be a bit competitive:)

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    1. Changes, LOL, Marymine teased me about my competitiveness more than once. At least I think she was teasing...

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  10. When our son was little, we did the maritime museum. He did not want to leave. I really like that area of the coast. Unfortunately, it's a lot farther for us now. Thanks for sharing the photos.

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    1. Rain, Marymine was NAVY for 8 years, but in an air wing, so she learned a few things at the Maritime museum.
      Glad you liked the photos.

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  11. What a lovely time at the seashore. And, to have spent it with family, just the best.

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    1. Latane, It had been a year since I got to spend time with my daughter, and I was very happy to get to do so.

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  12. Wasn't Sean in Vancouver? As soon as you get there he moves?

    We stayed in Woodland one time in the motorhome, I forgot to tell you. I was right the river.

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    1. Woodsterman, Sean sold his house in Vancouver, too big for just him. He's a project manager for his company and most of their big projects are presently at the Oregon coast, so he moved over there.
      I've been through Woodland many times, but never stopped.

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    2. Nice RV Park right on the river. A few miles of back roads to get there.

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    3. I will check it out, thanks!

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  13. That is one small radar on the USCG craft. I wonder if it is a undomed SU, like the Destroyer Escorts carried? Cool photo, in any case!

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  14. ah, you make me laugh out loud. Nice one.

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