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Monday, April 25, 2016

Patrick's Point State Park, California





I loved this park, I am drooling over the shots now ...trying to decide what to share. This evening was just a perfect time. Back in Sept 2015. It was peaceful and a fun walk around the whole park. Loved the exercise. This was one of the last trips I used my old camera, which is now dead. A sad loss, but I have those to remember it by. 


Enjoy this view from that day/evening. Thank you for stopping by. Beth ( :

Monday, April 18, 2016

Newport, Oregon





Let's talk seafood. I love shrimp, eat fish often, not at home but usually if I am out at a restaurant and what not. My hubby was raised on the coast of Virginia, so you would think the man would enjoy seafood. NOPE, not one bit. He will try it but doesn't usually enjoy it like I do. I have tried crab. Never tried lobster or oysters, don't really plan on it either. Had a friend who got scallops & I tried a bit, didn't hate them but I don't think I need them again. We had calamari ("squid". why did I think that was octopus, maybe I have tried that too?) as an appetizer with friends. When trip planning the hubby knew we had to go to "Mo's AMEX". & they are famous for their "clam chowder". So they hubby was like, I don't like seafood but this is what they are famous for... just saying we got a clam chowder to go and well as a dish while eating our meal. IT WAS DELICIOUS!! you have got to try it!! YUM, yum, YUMMY!! 


Check out these seal lions right near Mo's restaurant... apparently the locals think they are a real pain. Here's an article about the issue: "Sea Lion Problems". I just thought it was interesting to see all the folks taking pics & checking them out??! Think of all the money, Newport could raise?

I often wonder how towns, cities and other places get these names? Newport, Oregon is named: "The Friendliest in Oregon". My question (thought) is: I would hate to met their meanest? They don't even make sweet tea? WHAT? Hey, I am a southerner I love my sweet tea. Goes great with clam chowder!! (wait, clam chowder, is that a northerner thing?). I hope that doesn't sound mean, just didn't think the folks there were overly friendly, unlike some of the locations we have traveled over the years. We loved our trip there, but most of the folks who we did meet were not from there, we always find out tons of info from fellow traveler verse locals. Beth ( :

Monday, April 11, 2016

Enchanted Forest, Salem, Oregon





"Enchanted Forest", Salem, Oregon. If you recall my post from when we were visiting Canada, we went to a "Enchanted Forest", Revelstoke, British Columbia. They are both so cute. Not sure if they are at all related or maybe some one saw one and took it to the other location and built to be very very similar? Either way they do bring out the kid in us all. If you are ever in the Salem, Oregon area please take the time to take your kids or if you are a big kid like me, drop on by! Beth ( :
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