Cabins and Canadians

Trip Start Jul 12, 2013
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Trip End Feb 21, 2014


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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

We left our chilly beachy RV tent site in Florence with glee and headed north towards Lincoln City, OR. We thought it would be rude not to see the Heceta Head Lighthouse (supposedly one of the most photographed places in the U.S.) It was still very foggy. I think this trip actually rewards you for sleeping in till noon, unfortunately we had an early start so fog it was for the first part of the day (and most of the days before and after this) Just when my usual laziness and epic sleep ins would do me some good - now I can't seem to sleep in past 8. We could just make out the Lighthouse from the beach, success!
Having eaten enough fish and chowder for a while we picked La Roca in Lincoln City for our lunch stop. It was a welcome change and good basic Mexican place. (OK maybe I did still get fish tacos...but it was "different-ish") 
God - I wonder how boring these are to read...probably pretty boring :). Hopefully it will prove we at least did something all these months not working. 
When checking in at the camp site I was slightly confused when the woman asked, "Snow Pets?" I weakly replied "no snow pets" then laughed realizing that I was so tired/spaced out from the long drive after a night of not great sleep and really she had just said "No pets?" 
 
We partially upgraded ourselves by booking a Camping Cabin. Much cheaper than a hotel and without the set up/take down tent time. (It really does not take that long to set up the tent but we always seem to do our best to move in ultra slow motion while doing it) Cabin is warmer and you can lock it with a key...how civilized!
 
We made a spicy Vindaloo curry for dinner that I think my mouth is still burning from. We chatted to a couple from Medford, OR. They had stayed in the cabin's before and recommended we use the spare mattresses in the cabin and double them up on the main bed...we neglected to do this...but will try it tomorrow, since these are totally craptastic plastic foam mattresses. 

A teen-aged girl operating her parents MASSIVE RV managed to get its back tire wrapped around the telephone/electricity poles cables that were secured to the ground...so that was fun to watch about 15 people try to maneuver it out over the next 20 minutes

We continued and ended our night by the fire with some drinks and a pair of lovely Canadians from Victoria. Katherine self described herself and Brian as 'Canadians that Love America' which is always nicer than the alternative. In the past we have come across Canadians that were completely offended when people thought they were Americans (although us Americans can be a pretty bad bunch sometimes...:) They even want to move to the U.S. ---see America is still pretty cool folks. They had the most amazing little compact trailer that popped into a magical little triangle cabin complete with bed, sink, mini fridge and fan...we are quite jealous -although Chris and I still think we would probably not be very good at trailing anything behind us, it would likely end up in the ocean or in a ditch if we did. 

The next morning Chris whipped up a much needed greasy breakfast of sausage and toast (aka sausage sandwich complete with English mustard) and we were on our way again...

~L 
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