Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween October 31, 2013

Florence, Oregon High 57 Low 46

Today we left for Florence. It rained lightly all day, and had rained most of the night. So far we haven’t had any hard rains. The weatherman on TV said it wasn't raining, it was an enhanced drizzle. Whatever that means. 

On the way south, we stopped at a turn-out. Down below us there were a bunch of sea lions in the ocean. They were just kind of bobbing in the water, with only their noses sticking out. There also was one sitting on the rocks. He kept barking. I will post their pictures when I have better internet.

We traveled about 65 miles south of where we were yesterday. It was a short, relaxing drive. My GPS caused a little concern. A screen came on that said to turn off Highway 101 because there was a tunnel with low headroom. It said 11.5 feet, and we are 13.5 feet. The major problem was there was no other way to go, except down 101, so we kept going. As we got to the tunnel, which wasn't a very long tunnel, the sides were 11’ 6” and the middle was 14’ 6”. So all I did was wait until no cars we coming toward us, and stayed in the middle if the road. It turned out to be no big thing.
We got parked at the Three River Casino. They ask that you sign in with Security. He told us we could stay up to 7 days, but we will move before that. There seem to be quite a few RVers boondocking here.

They also have a players club that gives you $10.00 in free slot play, and because it’s the last day of the month, tomorrow we get another $10.00 each. We left with $14.00 ahead. It’s kind of nice to play with their money.

This Casino has a breakfast and lunch buffet for $9.99 each. On Mondays, there is a senior discount which puts the lunch and breakfast buffets at $6.99.

We drove through Old Town Florence at about 3:30 this afternoon. There were all ready trick or treaters going from store to store. It looked like all the employees were dressed in costumes.

I have included some of the Halloween pictures Cindy has been taking for the last week or so. We watched the pumpkin carver for a little while. He told us the large pumpkin weighed 1250 pounds.

 This is Cindy's Halloween quilt, which she finish on this trip.
This is a huge pumpkin!

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Beach and Quilt Stores October 30, 2013

Lincoln City, Oregon High 57 Low 39

When we woke up this morning, there wasn't frosty like yesterday. It was a sunny morning, but turned into mostly cloudy this afternoon. It is supposed to rain tomorrow, but we will be leaving for Florence tomorrow. It is about 60 or 70 miles south.

We went into town to take care of some banking business. We stopped at a Christmas Store on our way back. Cindy got some pictures of the shop and inside also.

We stopped at the beach where D River empties into the ocean. The sign over the river says it is the world shortest river. There were a lot of seagulls on the beach, and also a lot of little funny birds. I don’t know what kind they are, but they would run to where the water had just gone out and it looked like they were eating something. Then they would outrun the next wave, then turn around and go back to eating whatever they were after. They kept on doing this, and it was comical seeing them try to outrun the waves, sometimes running in formation.

Lots of Sea Gulls. 

 I decided to put the Quilt Shop pictures on the post today. The one in Newport was a really nice store with lots of sample of quilts and blocks hanging on the walls. This store is the one with the heart quilt from a few days ago.

 Lots of beautiful quilts and blocks.

 The store in Waldport wasn't anything special.

The store in Toledo was another really nice store. Cindy and I both liked the Santa Claus quilt and asked if she had any of the fabric, but she said it was something she didn't have anymore. They had a nice tea room right in the store. She also had a lot of old Quilt magazines that were free. Cindy took a few to look at.

This picture turned into the starfish.
Somebody is very talented.
All three ladies were really nice, but the first and third stores were by far the best stores.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Lunch at the Casino and more Coast Pictures October 29, 2013

Lincoln City, Oregon High 57 Low 32

When we woke up this morning, everything was covered with frost. It was a lot colder than it has been. The weather forecasters last night said there would be frost and this time they were right. The day was sunny and it soon warmed up (to the mid 50’s). It was a nice bright day, even though it was cold.

Cindy wanted to go to the Cold Water Creek Outlet store ant the Outlet Mall. She didn't find anything to her liking, even though it was an outlet store. I dodged the bullet that time. LOL

We then went to Safeway’s, and as we were leaving, I got a knock on my window. It was a drunken panhandler. He was staggering around, and asked for some money. He said a couple of hundred would really help him out. I’ll bet it would. This is the first time I've ever been asked for that kind of donation.

We had wanted to take advantage of the Tuesday Boomer Buffet. It was only $5.95 for Boomers today, and was as good as it was the last time. It’s kind of had to beat that price for lunch. We both over-ate, and it was late enough that we are going to forego dinner tonight.

We didn't take any pictures tonight, so I am going to post some more of Cindy’s Coast pictures.

Lots of sea birds on this large rock.

 I think it's neat to watch the pelicans fly over the ocean. When the front one turns, the rest just seem to  follow.
Fishing boat headed out.

Newport Marina.

Entrance to Devil's Punch-bowl.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Oregon Coast October 28, 2013

Lincoln City, Oregon High 59 Low 37

It was a little cooler today, and quite a bit colder is expected tonight. When we woke up, there was a little fog, but it soon burned off.

We decided to go back down the coast and visit some of the same places we went to when it was foggy. The ocean was a lot rougher than last time, but with the clear sky, it made for some pretty spectacular pictures. This is Devil's Punch- bowl, which I mentioned a few days ago.

 This is the view we had as we left this morning.

The bridge on the south side of Newport.

 I had to include this quilt. Cindy and I both liked it, and it wouldn't be too hard to make.

 This and the next three are at a wood carver's shop.

Right on!
I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking today.

We also went to the three quilt store close by Newport, but I am going to talk about them another day. We are supposed to have sunshine again tomorrow.

Thanks for visiting.