|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.
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.
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...