Sundowner Motor Inn of Seaside
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A few years ago, I was doing some research on the interwebs and discovered the outdoor filming locations for The Goonies were in coastal Northern Oregon, near the movie setting of Astoria. Huh, that's where I am now. I had to visit Cannon Beach: the one with the rocks. It's featured multiple times - in the intro car chase scene, when ...
... a statue of Lewis & Clark as the hole. No Sacagawea & infant son. The activity here was to walk or drive around it. The statue commemorates the end of the Lewis & Clark trail, where they reached the Pacific, turned around, and went home. Likewise, we peered out toward the ocean (couldn't really see it), and left.
Fortunately, our hotel had loaner board games and a common lawn area with picnic tables. Sipping ...
... but I couldn't find him in my attempted picture. As I left I thought maybe I should have waited to see if there were more which was quickly replaced with the thought "thank God mama was not with him"!
From there I headed west and came out by the Columbia river. There are enormous piles of logs stacked there and large freighter ships. I raced the sun (again) and caught the tail end of the sunset over the pacific ...
... Chi Gong practice lead by owner of the hostel, Trung, a Vietnamese women with great wisdom and global compassion. Immediately following the Chi Gong, Trung lead us into a time of meditation by the river where I felt called to fast for the day.
As I mentioned previously - I did not have the money to pay for two nights of stay. After saying our goodbyes to Laurel and friend, she came back in and gifted me a wonderful pocket-sized book "Healed of Cancer" by ...
... 69, 69); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; ">nice grounds and the last sun we would see fir the rest of the day. At The Dalles, we could see that Mount Hood was covered in a shroud of dark clouds.