Sunday, April 06, 2008

Lakeside, Winchester Bay and The Reedsport Ride

Well it was time to return home and the weather was okay for unhooking from the utilities with no rain and a little sun so off we went after watching "Meet the Press."

On the way back home Sharyn decided we should take a detour off of the 101 into the town of Lakeside. I liked this rustic looking place and got a shot.

Then there was the Sportsman Tavern red brick and all.

I did like this twisted tree

The highlight, however, was the Presbyterian Church, trimmed in blue it had a really comfortable charm.

We decided we were hungry so we stopped in Winchester Bay for some seafood at Griffs & Seafood Market. We have been there many times and their food is always great.

It's not very fancy inside but neat as a pin with a few decorations.

They serve a lot of fish & chips so the Malt Vinegar is ready and waiting at the table. We didn't have the fish but instead Sharyn got the Scallops and I had the Prawns.

The view from the table was great so I think that makes up for the simple interior.

This is the store next to Griffs with a nice outdoor deck.

... and a little palm tree.

This is the entrance to Griffs and I enjoyed the sticker on the back of the Jeep Cherokee giving the URL for Billy the Kid Coffee.

I just love these little bleeding heart flowers.

After lunch we went through Reedsport and the skateboard park caught my eye. All of my sons skateboarded when they were younger and I thought I should get a look at the "pool". Originally skateboarders would find empty swimming pools to practice their tricks. Unfortunately most were done on the sly while the owners were away. This one was really nice with smooth concrete.

This "dude" wanted his picture taken so he grabbed a board from a friend and laid down on the slope limbs flailing. After I took the picture he told me he doesn't even skateboard.

This drop-in looked awfully steep and I didn't see one person try going down it. It does have a tunnel below that was cool.

This kid was pretty good and we were glad to see all but one of the skateboarders had their helmets on...

... even the little dude on the scooter.

The graffiti looked a lot like some of Peter's old skate board graphics.

Finally the Little dude rode through the tunnel for me to get a shot.
We did get back home safe and sound and played Scrabble - after Iron Chef.

Scrabble News - Scrabble queen beat the contender by 14.

Quote of the Day
“I love the fact that there is now a skate park in almost every city, but it will always have a rebellious/underground edge to it because it is based on individuality.” ~ Tony Hawk Professional Skateboarder and Entrepreneur.

"In 2002, Tony created the Tony Hawk Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to assist low-income communities in the creation of well-designed skateboard parks. In four years, the Foundation gave away over a million dollars in grants and assistance.

In April 2007, along with eleven other philanthropic athletes (Andre Agassi, Muhammad Ali, Lance Armstrong, Warrick Dunn, Jeff Gordon, Mia Hamm, Andrea Jaeger, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mario Lemieux, Alonzo Mourning, and Cal Ripken, Jr.), Hawk is a founding member of Athletes for Hope, a public charity that was launched publicly on ABC's Good Morning America and ESPN. Athletes for Hope connects athletes, individuals, and businesses with charitable and community causes."

1 comment:

pinkfairy0001 said...

I love the picture of the heart flowers.


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