The journey started in
4/4/02 - Pacific
City, Oregon : Many thanks to the warm, wonderful and even
wacky business owners who were so enthusiastic about the arrival of Seno
in Pacific City! I was, quite honestly, overwhelmed with the welcome.
Learned: Pelican Pub
& Brewery not only wins medals for their brews but their chowder won
"Best on the Coast." Couldn't argue with that--enjoyed a big bowl
and all the curious visitors in the parking lot that is edged with pounding
surf and spectacular Cape Kiwanda.
Take a trip to Pacific City
just to shop! Galleries, dolls, fresh bread, mermaids, one-of-a-kind
treasures. Cheers to unique and unusual--didn't see a typical souvenier
in the whole town! Check out: betwixt & between, Swan's,
Dolls 4 You 'n' Me and other great wandering spots, then get a BIG cookie
over at the Grateful Bread (along with one of their classic store T-shirts).
I'm not sure I have ever visited a friendlier village--ever. Learned
who's getting married, who also has a 4 year old granddaughter, who still
loves her first husband, who was also born in Ohio and how to make fake
street signs. If you miss the TV show "Northern Exposure", then immediately
get yourself over to Pacific City for a refresher. Stop by the Library
Thrift Store and you can find a lid for any size pot or pan--and help the
library fund with your $$$$. I am SO disappointed that I can't make
it to the Village Merchants' Mad Hatter's Tea Party on Saturday--prizes
for most unusual and most beautiful hat! Argh! My deepest regrets!
Also thanks to the little throng
that gathered outside the Headlight-Herald newspaper office in Tillamook.
Howdy to the Second Avenue Coffee folk and send in photos! There's
a special on at the St. Vincent thrift store--a very cool puppet theatre
for only $10--they have a few left and I bought one!
The weather was a PERFECT 10
for this first leg of the journey, traffic was light and courteous, no
road construction or rock slides. Car performed and seems to be over
his can't-start-when-I'm-warm problem. Cheers to the Canadian who
thinks I should have a trailer, eh? Thanks but no thanks. One
of my koans for this trip is to live within the space that I'm given.