Friday, September 28, 2012

A Few Last Photos of our Travels

On the way back towards New Mexico, we spent four nights at Three Island Crossing State Park in Glenns Ferry, Idaho. Smoke from distant fires made for a nice sunset photo but we sure felt sorry for those who live around here. Hope they get some much needed rain soon.
Cranberry bogs near Bandon, Oregon. We didn't stay long enough to see the harvest which is later in the fall.
We drove 100 miles up the coast to Florence just to eat at Mo's Seafood Restaurant, and we weren't disappointed. Great grilled halibut, fried clams and all the fixings.
This photo was taken behind Mo's in Old Town Florence on the Suislaw riverfront. In the background you can see the Art Deco Suislaw River Bridge built in 1936. I look like the typical tourist wearing my cap which says "Don"t Bother Me...I'm Crabby"! Donnie probably thinks this is very appropriate, but he's too nice to actually say it. Ha!
A last photo of Port Orford near the docks. The sky was so blue it turned the water this lovely aqua color. Even though we had good weather during our stay, this is not something we saw every day.
We were very lucky to see this whale feeding near the docks. The second photo shows its fluke as it dives for krill. We watched for a half hour or so before it headed up the coast.
We found Mom's Kitchen in Coos Bay/North Bend on our 2010 trip to Oregon. This time we actually got to meet "Mom" who told us she has owned the diner for over 30 years. She and her granddaughter wait tables while her son does the cooking. They were all such nice friendly folks, making our breakfast even more enjoyable.

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