Thursday, October 1, 2009

Travel Day to Lincoln City, Oregon

We wrapped up our visit to the Portland area with lunch at a Texas style BBQ restaurant in downtown Portland on Wednesday, after I went to a local Weight Watchers meeting. It was delicious! The rest of the day we got ourselves ready for today’s 100 mile travel day.

It was just after 9:30 this morning when we pulled out of Sandy Riverfront RV Resort and headed west on I-84. Our journey took us right into the center of Portland, where we got on I-5 briefly before taking 99W towards the coast. Many miles of that highway go right through many suburbs and small towns near Portland, so even though we only had to drive 100 miles, the local traffic slowed us down a lot. But not too much, and we pulled into Devils Lake RV Park in Lincoln City around 12:30:

Ellie 032 We got set up in our home spot for the next month:

Ellie 033This is a small park with very tidy landscaping, although the sites are pretty close together. We’re here at the end of the season, though, so we may not feel too crowded. Devils Lake is right across the street, and we’re about a mile from beach access. Lincoln City is located near the center of the coast, so we can explore both north and south of here without having to drive too far. We passed some of Oregon’s best wine country on the way here, maybe we’ll have to backtrack to some of the wineries one day.

Lunch was next on our agenda, and we found another McMenamins Edgefield restaurant just across the highway, which is where we ate a couple of times in Troutdale. The menu here is more varied and has more seafood, it turned out to be a good choice.

Exploring was next, and we found Roads End Recreation Area not far from us:

Jim 004

I have a feeling this will be a common sight for the next couple of months:

Jim 006 After this stop, we drove through Lincoln City and went on down 101 south to Depoe Bay, where we sampled a little Tillamook ice cream while we watched the waves crashing on the rocks:

Jim 029On our way back up the coast, we stopped at the Boiler Bay wayside for more ocean viewing. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of this:

Jim 027 We’re happy to be here, although we are sorry we missed our traveling buddies, Mark and Dortha, who are on their way back to family in Texas, and Rod and Deb, on their way to family in Salt Lake. We wish you happy and safe travels, dear friends, until we see you again!

1 comment:

Janna and Mike said...

Love seeing Mr. BoJangles and Jasmine on the beach!