Fishermans Dream...Coos Bay
Trip Start Sep 07, 2008
81Trip End Dec 10, 2008
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The first 2 hours were scenic but were twisty, slow, and exhausting. Thankfully, the kids slept through most of that.
We stopped at a rest stop at the gas station inside the Oregan border and the first two things we noticed were: Gas was cheaper than California, and they give full service at the pump (not allowed to do self-serve, completely the opposite of where we'd just been). Over the next few days, the other thing we were to notice was that Oregan doesn't have sales tax - a nice respite. The tax thing always trips us up - the price tag says something, then you're hit with extra at the till. Still not used to that.
Weather at Coos Beach, which is a delightful fishing village (with a million RV parks) was marginal - but do love the smell of that salt air - just something about it. We stopped at a 'fish shop' which was most impressive in all it stocked. Obviously the seafood, but lots of ingredients to specially prepare and cook the seafood, with interesting international delights.
We opted for some teriyaki tuna, and some smoked salmon. I want to make this official:
This is the best smoked salmon I've ever tasted (and I say it with all sincerity) - texture was oily, taste was smoked and sharp, and we dined on it for days..... yum, yum ......