For those of you interested Only in TRAVEL, I (Jack) wrote the blog between March 2010 and October 2010 during our travels west. We saw the most beautiful places and had the best time in our big truck and little trailer. See Blog Archive below.

Jul 11, 2010

Where is Jack, Day 91?

We got up this morning and decided to go back to Newport docks. It was much more enjoyable, today. The weather was beautiful and it wasn't full of people. We enjoyed watching the activity on the docks and spent several hours walking and sitting. We only saw one boat come in with any kind of catch, and it was sparse, but they had the pot boiling and waiting on the dock, and a guy there to clean and filet the fish that were caught. We realized that there were no seals as Nancy had remembered because they're only there until early June.

Boat Coming in With Catch
The Catch

"Our Bridge"
I convinced one new shop owner not to permit dogs in her shop. She was thinking of making it a dog-friendly shop. She said she loved me, but realized my tail could do a lot of damage. We suggested that she put a bowl of water out in front by the door. That's dog friendly, right? I wonder if she asked Nancy and Susie how long we'd be in town.

We walked to see the boats and went on the docks to see what was going on.

Looking across the bay.

They can make even the ugliest buildings pretty. Murals are very common along the west coast.

Nancy and Susan had lunch in Nye Beach, and then they came and got me from the truck so that I could walk with them.  They stopped at a few antique stores that they found on the way back while I snoozed in the truck, then came back to the trailer and Nancy hooked up and dumped, with Susie's help (she wanted to watch "Whale Wars" instead) so that we can get an early start, tomorrow.
Historic House in Nye Beach

Colorful House

Inviting Inn at Nye Beach

"The Shopper"

The Shopper Looking at a Menu
What nicer way to end a visit than with daisies:

Tomorrow, we leave for Tillamook and to visit Hebo, where Rich was stationed. There's really nothing left there, but maybe we'll walk in his footsteps. We're also going to try to visit the Tillamook Cheese Factor and the Air Museum (the largest wooden structure in the world). There used to be two blimp hangars. After they stopped using blimps they used them to store hay. One burned down. They realized, then, that they were irreplaceable and made one into a WII museum. Did you know that the Japanese were actually able to land a bomb on Oregon soil?