Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Happy Hump Day, and See Ya on the Flipside!
Earlier this year:
"We didn't get to have a fun summer last year," said Mrs Elliott, referring to the 2009 Summer of Healing when I was convalescing from my ankle surgery. Housebound we were.
So this spring, we blocked out time on the calender for camping and exploring trips.
And we're sticking to our plans, by gum, even if the weather is a bit damper and cooler than we hoped for. We'll camp if the opportunity and conditions are good, we'll find drier warmer lodging if they aren't.
Either way, it looks to be scenic.
Mrs Elliott wants to explore all the towns, all the gift shops, while I hope to have a sufficiently leisurely trip that I have time to look at more than asphalt.
And there's a Ducks game on Saturday. Need to get docked before the game starts.
We've been reaching out for suggestions for restaurants and places to overnight. I heard from one fellow that a certain winery on the coast doesn't mind if folk overnight in their parking lot in VW Vanagon camper vans. But we're not likely to need that. And Jack got a recommendation today for the Cannery Pier Hotel where one can "[e]xperience the majesty of the mighty Columbia River from the comfort of your hotel room."
Which sounds pretty nice.
We were told that there is an inviting RV park on a jetty there, but the sea lions will keep one up all night with their bellowing and general hubbub.
However it goes, it should be memorable.
So see ya all next week!
While we're out of town, Mrs Elliott's elves will be running the business out of the house/shop, and she'll need to check in frequently. I might be able to post an update from the road.