|It was a long drive today, even though the distance really wasn't all that far. The rain basically never let up and the trip between Florence and Brookings had a fair amount of traffic. It took us about 4 1/2 hours with a short break for lunch. We were a bit disappointed, as the drive on this portion of Pacific Coast Highway is one of our favorites. I took a few pics out the window, as pullouts large enough for us are few and far between. Besides, every time I opened the door things got wet from all of the rain. Our Atlas and Passport America book are in a bin on the side of the passenger door and the pages are all shriveled up from getting wet too many times in recent weeks!
We are praying for at least a few days of blue, sunny skies over the next week. If not, we'll just have to do more indoor activities I guess. The salmon are running in the estuary, so there is a fishing trip planned for tomorrow. I'm not sure if I am invited just yet. They are still doing a head count on the guys. Tom thinks he may have to work, so that would mean I'm in! Anyway, there will be at least one other fishing day, so I should get in on one of them. I love to catch salmon so hope it works out.
There are also several spots that we love to visit between here and Gold Beach. Of course we flew by them today trying to arrive and get set up before dark. But we definitely plan to do some local sightseeing in the next week. I don't care if it's pouring, we'll just have to bundle up!
Don & Kelly invited us to come for dinner tonight and we gratefully accepted. It's always nice to eat 'out' on a travel day. Besides, she's a great cook! We had a chicken casserole tonight that was wonderful. And tomorrow we're having tacos, one of our favorites. One of the perks of being in Brookings, Kelly's cooking that is! And of course, Miss Lily is here as well. She is now just over 3 years of age, going on 30! I can assure you that I was not 1/2 as intelligent as she is when I was 3, wow! It is amazing what this electronic age has done for our young people. And her parents guidance and imput too of course. It is apparent that Miss Lily gets a lot of special attention and training. We think she's a doll, doting grandparents you know, LOL....
So that's it for now. Hopefully I'll be posting some great pics of all the 'big ones' we caught tomorrow night. And I promise, NO story's about how the big one got away!!