The Drifwood Village Motel
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... afternoon had lunch with Shirlee, who runs the children's ministry. Again, connecting and sharing life stories. Love this part of ministry. What a blessing it was. In just a little bit I will be off to the children's ministry where I get to share with them. Nice to slow down for a day, although I was busy, it felt good to not drive much.
After all this travel, Amelia was plain tuckered out and was thrilled to lay her head down last night.
... see in every direction from the lookout platform, and for miles back down the valley. The path gouged by the massive river of mud is still bare for 17.5 miles.
Back at the visitor center below the mountain, we loaded the bike up and took route 30 toward the Oregon coast. We crossed the Columbia River into Oregon via the Lewis and Clark bridge. Floating on the Columbia were huge red and black freighters loaded with logs heading toward the ...
... the wind surfers. We went into the town of Newport and had dinner at a small restaurant specializing in French/Italian. They served Cioppino (a hearty seafood stew). Wonderful food and the owners were friendly which made it even more fun. The park is a great place to ride bikes and to walk dogs on the beach. The next day we went back into Newport and walked the downtown area and had lunch overlooking the marina.
... of fish, eels, seals, sea lions, sea otters and other displays such as the feeding of these mammals and fish. The Otters and Sea Lions especially were well trained and were very entertaining.
While thinking this was a good park to visit, It does not compare to the OZ Sea-world exhibits, mammals or displays and even Kelly Taltons compares very well.
Next it was onto our evening accommodation at the Shilo Hotel. ...
... Ocean. Around 6, we checked into our lovely motel, The Whaler, equipped with coffee and freshly popped popcorn in the lobby. Our room had a small "deck" facing the ocean with two chairs. It was cool (that was the other crazy thing about today, when we left Ashland it was 93 and on arriving in Newport it was 53!) and still very foggy meaning we could hear ...