Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Seaside Convention Center
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... The bikes on the back are sure signs of our boomer/zoomer-ness.
We arrive to brilliant sunny skies, perfect for walking the beach, which is littered with kids, dogs, old couples relaxing in beach chairs, dreadlocked hippy types, teenagers smoking and acting cool, old weathered men looking at the sea like they would rather be on it than on the beach.
The haystack rocks brood in the setting sun and as we sit admiring them the sky darkens and the mist rolls ...
We found it! We found the house's used in Goonies. We also found the jail, the courthouse and the place that the boys father worked at. The rock that you see the ship come out from behind is actually off the shore of Cannon Beach. It is called Haystack Rock. We passed it along the way and were making comments about how much it looks like Morro Rock.
The houses where the boys lived are privately owned and you are allowed to photograph them, ...
... that awaits below. The apex was called Windy Point . . . Holy **** . . . What was this going to be like? Turns out. I was MUCH tamer than some of the stuff I have encountered on other roads.
On the way down a bear ran up from the steepness below. I was going slow and stopped well short of him. He was a little black bear 3-4 feet tall. I grabbed my camera and tried to catch him as he scampered up the steep hill ...
... a picture of the chicken, but I did take a picture of the old bicycle and hand wringer.
I spent the full afternoon in Raymond, WA and had a wonderful time enjoying the sites and exploring some of the areas local history and its people. I hope I have captured some of the beauty of this sweet little town. The pride of the people is certainly reflected in almost every corner of the town more than I think I have ever seen in such a small town.
... to the Butchart Gardens in Victoria, BC. This was the first year he could not drive himself up the coast and to the gardens so Laurel sacrificed a couple weeks of her time to join him on this vitally important journey to the perennial bloom on Victoria Island.
Laurel paid for a bundle of wood and Levi, Laurel and I struck up a fire out back enjoying dinner and listening to Laurel's stories of faith and miracles. Goodnight.
The next morning started ...