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The tide pools were fantastic - full of sea urchins, anemones, hermit crabs, snails, mussels - with enough surrounding sand to wade through the pools. Others we've seen were rocky and musselly. Shoes off, we explored for a long time even with very cold water in ...
... sweatshirts and pants - to the oceanfront. Visibility was good enough to see a deep, open sand beach before rolling waves, but not the expanse of the ocean. This seemed unique to Seaside, surrounding areas featured sunshine.
Next: attractions. We reserved one day to explore the city. Needed fifteen minutes. After spending the morning watching The Goonies DVD on loan from the hotel, we set out for a late lunch and walking ...
... started to have a mini-heart attack as we started up the 164 stairs to the top bringing on a slight flash back of a previous trip to the statue of liberty. There was a lot of traffic up and down which did not help my tiny internal freak out. (so please remind me to skip the spiral stairs in ol' lady Liberty when we reach NYC) We got to the top and felt a little woozy looking over the edge. The parking attendants had told us ...
... where hitchhikers are a rare sight, this was the easiest hitching experience i'd ever had. Praise be to God.
That night I stayed with the Brittain's for one last night and left for PDX at 5:15 the next morning. Janell was kind enough to leave a bit early for work and give me a ride to the airport so that I could avoid taking the 45 minute public transit.
The flight was good and easy, but upon arrival in Chicago - bad weather along the East ...
... the Cascades.
We drove downriver to where it meets the Wilamette, end of the Oregon Trail. Today one of the weirdest cities in America sits there: Portland. They call it "weird", not me. I saw more than one bumper ...
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