Friday, July 4, 2014


Currently in Newport OR (Low 50 Times of Clouds and Sun High 64) 

First of all Happy belated birthday America as we agree with John Adams that this celebration should have been on the 2nd (look it up). So instead we usually say Happy 4th!!

As we mentioned yesterday in our blog we drove north of Newport for some sightseeing, albeit a different kind. This was a foodie sightseeing trip which began with breakfast at the Fish Tail Cafe where Jo got pumpkin pancakes and Bob got the salmon hash and eggs. An excellent place to eat that our friends the Roving Riders told us about and also about the marionberry cream cheese turnovers at Captain Dan's Pirate Pastry Shop in Lincoln City so we had to stop and try one.

We also got a huckleberry turnover, chocolate turnover, lemon bar and a chocolate peanut butter bar. Everything we have tried has been great. For our next stop if you want to eat like a local you have to ask a local. We were in the mood for a good fish n chips so we asked Kathy at Captain Dan's and she said J's Fish and Chips just down the road and in the direction we were heading. We got the lunch special, 2 piece fish and chowder with a drink and we split it because we had more eating to do.

This is now our favorite chowder on our trip this summer. Had a great smoky taste and the clams were tender and the chowder was creamy. The fish is also our favorite for this trip but it didn't have that much competition. The breading although thin and very tasty did not stick to the fish and it was greasy to the touch. Our next stop was the famous Salmon River Pronto Pup.

We really like corn dogs and these are supposed to be the best.

We really like them and they are certainly one of the best we have ever had. By now we are north of Lincoln City so we were set to begin regular sightseeing on our trip back to Newport. We also planned to stop at the Sea Hag in Depoe Bay and get a chowder to go. All of our plans went up in smoke, so to speak, as the 101 was closed both ways due to a bad fire at the Crab Pot restaurant. We spent almost 2 hours sitting in traffic or on the detour. By now we were just wanting to get back home. Later on there was this great sunset.

We don't know if we will do much more today than watch the parade of bikes and golf carts at the park and watch the fireworks tonight.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

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