Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Bit Of Seaside and Some Muscle Cars

This weekend here in Seaside the town was hosting the Muscle 'N Chrome car show.  We decided to walk downtown to check it out.  We had already taken an hour walk early Saturday morning, so this would be another long walk which we really need.  Getting from the Seaside RV Resort to Broadway Street is probably close to 1 3/4 miles.  Broadway is the main thoroughfare in the touristy section of Seaside and that is where the cars were parked for public viewing.  They were pretty awesome and my pics don't do them justice.

Seaside is where the Lewis and Clark trail ended.  There is a bronze statue of the explorers to proclaim this historic area.   The statue is on the "Turnaround" which is at the deadend of Broadway
Street at the ocean and allows cars to turnaround and go the other way.  We had walked down to look at the beach after looking at the muscle cars.  There were many people watching the large kites flying in the strong wind. 

The streets were very crowded compared to our early morning walk.  Seemed like everybody and their dog was out enjoying a good day.

The other day we went over to the Pig'N Pancake for a really great blueberry waffle.  Too many calories though, and we'll stick to our oatmeal or English muffins at McDonald's now.  We did see an unusual combination advertised on another restaurant sign.  I've never heard of Mexican Sushi.  Have you?

Seaside is a beautiful place to stay for a few days or longer if you can.  During the summer months it becomes a getaway place for folks living in Portland.  It is a good place to go and escape the hot summer days.  Except for Saturday, the town hasn't had many visitors during our time here.  I guess it isn't hot enough yet over in Portland.  The rugged coastline of Oregon is fantastic, and equal with the coastal beauty found in Maine.   I hope everyone will get an opportunity to explore this area for themselves.

Happy Father's Day to all the guys out there!

Until next long for now!



Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Looks like you had a great walk, we always enjoy looking at the older and restored cars, and the kite flying was an added bonus, have fun, and be safe out there, Sam & Donna.

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

Oh those car pics were cool... I even turned the laptop around so steveio could see them too. Thanks! made his day! I sure thought that kite was interesting on the beach too. I should keep an eye out for something like that for the grandkids someday to enjoy.

(and me too!)

Karen and Steve
(Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

Happytrails said...

Beautiful pics of a beautiful area!
I love the downtown area...very pretty. The beach looks so inviting....very clean. :)
No I have never heard of Mexican Sushi...doesn't even sound appetizing to me. Love those cars! I bet they were very pretty up close...all clean and sparkly.

Have fun!!
Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

Carol K said...

Good job on the walking! I'm glad you finally had some good weather in Seaside.

Happy Father's Day, Bruce!

Rick and Paulette said...

Thanks for the great pics and tour of Seaside - it's one of our favourite spots on the Oregon coast! Mexican Food & Sushi?? That is strange and whenever I see a food combo like that, I figure it's a place that I should avoid!!

Cindy said...

Sending wishes for today! I can't wait..someday to take Walker there. i love that place. did you see the mall with the big carasoule (ms) My sister and I rode this..just like we would of when we were little if we had been
Have fun..
Cindy and Walker

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