Yesterday we decided would be a good time to visit Newport, about 20 miles south of here. It happens to be the location of the nearest Walmart and Fred Meyer stores. For those not familiar with them, Fred Meyer stores are what I think of as the West Coast Super Walmart alternative. I know for some people, life without Super Walmart is pretty much unheard of, but out here on the West Coast, they are few and far between. Fred Meyer is a similar type of store, with groceries and all the other stuff too, and most decent-size towns have them.
We left here in fog and mist, but the sun finally won out and started shining in the afternoon.
We stopped just before entering Newport to take some pictures of the Yaquina Head Lighthouse:
We made our stops at Walmart and Fred Meyer, then had lunch at the Newport Cafe. Then it was on to the historic Port of Newport at Yaquina Bay, where we visited the resident sea lions who were enjoying the warmth:
We stopped in a few shops, made some purchases, and then decided we’d better head back so I would be in time for the Weight Watchers meeting, which started at 6:30. But not until we had a picture of the Yaquina Bay bridge:
To day has been a work day at home. Jim did the laundry while I started cleaning house. Maybe not real exciting, but it feels good to get things accomplished.