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Yurts are so fun!! Challenge: OUTLOUD say yurt five times fast. Yurtyurtyurtyurtyurt. If you didn't chuckle to yourself about how you just sounded like a frog I don't know if we can still be friends.
Ok so I found my camp site last night, checked in, found my yurt (which was named Puffin!!! How much more perfect could it get?!) and settled in. Then I went out and watched the sunset, which was pretty awesome, and then came back once it was dark to eat dinner ...
Today was brighter, albeit with some rain later on, and the town was on the beach. With the tide out, it is a vast expanse of sand. But then, this is America, where everything's bigger. Including the hangover I had from last night. Soup was served for neighbours and guests, so we were entertained first by David and Lisa, who lived opposite having downsized to just the 3 acres on retirement. He's a Vietnam vet, and fairly loud-which was totally in keeping, ...
... in the US. I hope I am broken for the UK's grumpiness (or so it seems from here) now, freely calling hello to strangers and freaking Londoners out by looking them in the eye. I have always done that, but normally settle into avoiding it once a few have looked shiftily away; it would be nice to be oblivious. For the greater good, of course. On to Seaside, via Cannon Beach. The latter is smaller and quainter, plus it has the rock ...
... and meandered in and out of the arcade and shops etc. For me it was the mostly indoor version of Santa Cruz. (for Chris - his Southend-on-sea) There was a very cool candy store that we got a few things in but ran out of there before emptying our entire wallets on zots and giant gummy cola bottles. I soon confirmed that I had lost all my amusement game skills so we set off for a drink.
We stopped at Seaside Brewery ...
... intention." After getting stuck in Dallas and on my way back to Atlanta spending 7 hours in a tiny plane who's flight was supposed to be a simple hour and a half this passage hit home. My $400 plane ticket equals around a week and a half of pay at my most recent wage of $8.75/hour. This time of labor, plus the 3 days of travel that my plane ticket bought me equals close to 2 weeks of total time that it took for me to go from ATL - PDX - ATL. Considering the simplicity ...
Other places to stay in Seaside
900 South Holladay, Seaside | 2 star b&bfrom $94
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125 - 10th Ave., Seaside | B&Bfrom $89
208 N. Holladay Drive, Seaside | B&Bfrom $79
7341 Beach Drive, Seaside | 3 star b&bfrom $104