Oh I do like to be beside Seaside.......

Trip Start Jun 02, 2013
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Trip End Aug 30, 2013


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Saturday, July 13, 2013

I am at Seaside
 
No not a grammatical error on my part.
 
"Jed, we've come all this way and look at that sea and the scenery."
 
"But its so bleedin cold boss even though the sun is shinin. When the sun was shinin in Utah it was hot, but now it's cold. I just don't get it Clyde"
 
"When someone discovers it, Clyde it will be called the jet stream, but now for more pressing matters. What are we going to call this place? And don't say Beachside. In a  hundred years time everything will be called Beachside"
 
"I don't know boss. It's beside the sea. What about Seaside" 
 
"Jed, in 150 years time, people will say you wuz clever nuff to be President, Seaside it is then"
 
On the way to Seaside I stopped in at Tillamook Air Museum. One of about a dozen Blimp hangers built in a huge hurry during the war to house helium non-rigid airships. 

These were used as submarine spotters and escorts for the convoys sending supplies to Europe. 
These structures are the largest in the world made of wood. There were two at Tillamook but in the 1990's one was being used to store dry hay and caught fire and was destroyed. 
 
"I know, we need some rent for these blasted hangers, let's fill one with dry hay. Better put a couple of fire extinguishers in there as well, just in case"
 
Inside it gives me the same feeling as standing at the top of a tall building. It is so enormous it is quite spooky inside.
 
To think it was built in a few months and only used for two years is astonishing. It is now a slightly disorganised air museum.
 
You Mercans moan about your lack of history compared to the rest of the world.
 
This is a stunning piece of history. You let one burn down and now the air museum's lease is running out and they are being kicked out, it will be then used as an RV park and after that there is talk of pulling it down.
 
For crying out loud, if you want history, bloody well keep and develop what you have.
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ERIC RICHARD on

Stainless Dave meets Betty Windsor????? 'Cor luvva duck!!!
Another Seaside in NW Fla, been there a couple times. Where they shot The Truman Show...now that is Mercan.

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