Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Newport Wrap-up

DSCN0470We have moved on from Newport,Oregon so it’s time to finish writing about our adventures there.  As the weather was for the very most part quite cool and the ocean  quite cold, we didn’t spend nearly as much time at the beach as what we might have hoped.  So we used some of our time in Newport for very serious cleaning of the exterior of the motor home.  We scrubbed it down and waxed it by hand.  We even polished the wheels and treated the tires.  It’s looking really good for its 12 plus years.

The weather was perfect for some baking and as berries are coming into season in the Northwest, I took the opportunity to make a couple pies.  The first one was made with Bing cherries    Alley Cat photo bombed the picture of the first slice as she knew ice cream had to be around somewhere.  Look to your left, honey.





My other pie was made with a mixture of blueberries and red and black raspberries.  It was the first time I had ever made a lattice top.






We visited the Yaquina Head lighthouse, the one we could see from our campground, and saw thousands of sea birds and a few sea lions as well on the offshore rocks.  We took in more marine life at the Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center.




DSCN0541And finally a last look at Newport’s Yaquina Bay Bridge one of the many arch bridges of Highway 101 on the Oregon Coast.

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