Travel Blogs from Gold Beach
After taking over Nick and Jana's bedroom last night, we slept soundly until 8. We showered and headed downstairs for some coffee. Our more than thoughtful hosts offered to keep Pippi for us so that we could have some dog free time to go downtown and check out the famous Powell's book store. We drove downtown taking in Portland as best as you can …
... to see what you have to offer! After persuading the goats that Sofia's pushchair wasn't edible we went to the Bobcat handling area and got to sit on the bench whilst 'Bob the Bobcat' wandered back and forth across us - not a bad introduction.
I should point out the the 'petting' animals had handlers to look after the animals (and to encourage them to interact with the visitors)!
After that we went ...
... hell or high water. I entered reception planning on a full British charm assault (Leslie stayed in the car, this was mans work after all). There was no way she could resist my accent and unapologetic politeness. I started with a complement on how beautiful the town was and how her recommendation for lunch had been spot on. with the formalities out of the way I asked if it would be possible to get into our room, silence followed before she looked at the clock ...
... at $21.95 (because that is soooooo much more reasonable than $22). Please do not misunderstand me, it looked like a very nice buffet with quite an extensive variety of tasty items and extremely welcoming staff - I have just seen too many buffets (some people call me spoiled, picky and difficult to please). Then, I turned around and saw the local seafood station - oysters on the half shell, smoked mussels, smoked salmon, tuna, crab claws, shrimp, ...
... Oregon border, though we had to go back into to California because we forgot to take a photo of the "Welcome to Oregon" sign. Soon after the border crossing we saw a sign to a lookout point that would lead us to views of the bridge we were about to cross (Thomas Creek Bridge - the tallest bridge in Oregon). The trail we walked along was narrow and uneven and there were a few almost twisted ankles but we were fine and survived. The view wasn't that great ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed