Travel Blogs from Port Angeles
... and gassing up at Safeway
5:00 Arrive in Portland, Oregon for dinner
Downtown Portland is minutes off the I5. We went to Powells Books then had a great, healthy feast at Noodles and Company
6:30 Leave Portland
10:00 Arrive somewhere in Southern Oregon
We stayed for the night near Roseburg. This worked out pretty well, because there is some great scenery as you approach the Oregon/California border.
... there is a car in front of her (there are three lanes) . . . that seems to have some problem . . . and is holding up the works . . . and as he clears, the ticket issuer turns on the sign: CLOSED! WHAT?!!
The driver pitches a fit . . . and the guy in the little shack helps her back up to get to the other lane (we still have about 8 minutes before departure) . . . and she gets to the window . . . no one is telling her what the deal is . . . the car holding us up . . . ...
... so they can unload their stuff. I look around and there are now lots of spaces ( where did they come from!?!) so I move. But I am cross as it is all so unnecessary, especially as there are two spaces and when we come back from check in, they have actually parked in the other one. Indeed, the whole place consists of people of a greater age than Owen, Ethan and I added together - and more importantly none of ...
... tour companies.
Equally as disappointing to me, was joining a cruise where over half the passengers are from a different country than ours, as in this case, the Netherlands. I know the Dutch people are friendly people, but if one does not speak their language, it is hard integrate into their established social group. I am not used to being a foreigner on my own cruise ship. I did not enjoy listening to all public announcements ...
... us off at the departure terminal, a trip that consumes a good part of their day. Then picking us up on our return.
· Drive ourselves and leave the car in an expensive parking lot.
· Take the local bus, which would drop us off at the airport, yet their schedule doesn't always match up with flight departure times, therefore requiring schlepping our mountain of baggage to a shuttle bus to a local hotel for the next day ...