Day Seven

Trip Start Sep 02, 2007
Trip End Sep 13, 2007

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Flag of United States  , Oregon
Monday, September 10, 2007

Today we left Newport and headed up the coast to the ever so touristy Seaside. Seaside is taking a bit of adjustment. There are many more tourists. Parking lots are full. Sidewalks are crowded. The beach is busy. Even more of an adjustment is the's hot. To give you an idea of the change - last night walking around Newport, I needed jeans, a cashmere sweater and a jacket. In Seaside, people are wearing bikini tops and shorts. Tomorrow we may spend the morning at the beach and actually (shocking) go in the ocean. I dipped my toes in the Ocean down in Gold Beach. Cold is an understatement, frigid is too kind, Icelandic is more appropriate. I am curious to feel the sea in Seaside.
We began the morning in our new favorite breakfast spot - Café Stephanie. Café Stephanie is in the uber-trendy Nye Beach area on the other side of Newport. Patty of the Rollin' N Dough back in Gold Beach had recommended the place and well, we love Patty's taste. The highlight of this little yummy café is the scones that come with every breakfast. Lovely, light and buttery blueberry scones make every morning enjoyable.
We finally figured out how to take videos with the camera. So enjoy a little glimpse and listen to the boisterous sea lions outside our hotel room.  

Northern Oregon is a land made for raising dairy cows. Gathering all that fresh milk and transforming it into delectable cheese, butter and ice cream is Tillamook Cheese. We stopped into the factory, and were overwhelmed by the crowds. We weren't the only ones shocked by the throngs of people. According to the staff at the factory café, the crowds were not only unexpected, but exceeded the numbers on even the busiest summer weekend. We pressed our way through the masses to get our own taste of Tillamook ice cream. Bill enjoyed marion berry pie ice cream, and I had mudslide. We also picked up a little smoked cheddar and cheddar curds to snack on during the rest of our trip.

On our way out of Tillamook County, we picked up another local product - beef jerky.
This low-fat treat is ideal for the airline traveler - so easy to pack away in our luggage for the flight home!
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