Well here it is vacation time again (FINALLY!!)
We didn’t get a chance to hit Aptos in spring break again so this time we changed it up a little, did a bit more driving than just to Vancouver Island (sorry but kinda boring!!) and went to the Oregon coast. Close enough to drive but far enough away to feel like we’re actually getting away.
In order to avoid what was bound to be a total cluster of a line-up at the border Saturday morning (the dollar at par = hella lines) we decided to bean to the border on Friday night after Tom got off work that way we wouldn’t have to get up at the crack of dawn the next morning to beat the three hour line-ups. As it turns out, it was a very good plan. The entire line-up at that time of night was all of ten minutes, next morning EARLY it was already an hour… I checked.
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Everett WA. Nice place actually for one of those roadside hotels.
Face it Everett isn’t exactly a destination but the place to stay outside of Seattle to save some money. From what we saw it was full of disenfranchised youths who had nothing to do but hang out at the local Rotten Ronnies and bother people.
We grabbed some breakfast at the local Denny’s, made our way to the grocery store to buy some essentials and then hit the road again.
It was raining off and on throughout the day, we’d hit patches of dry and then all of a sudden big fat raindrops. The PNW is a bit changeable weather-wise at the best of times but spring can give you all kinds of weather all in one day.
We stopped for gas in or around Kelso WA (another small town)
And then made our way across the Lewis and Clark bridge into Oregon.
We checked into our hotel with plenty of light to spare so after checking out the digs at the Surfsand Resort (NICE!) ….
… we HAD to go for a walk and take some photos. It was WINDY as hell and was threatening to spit rain but we managed to get a few shots before we started to feel the raindrops.
As it darkened we sat with the sliding door ajar to hear that roar of the surf. Ahhh we love the beach.