Kite Festival

Kite Festival

JoAnn and Rob boardwalking

Last week, Rob, Mom and I had a really long driving day that took us to the Long Beach Kite Festival. We also stopped in Raymond for a picnic lunch mom packed (Field Roast sandwiches, crispy homemade oatmeal cookies), looked in the window of the Carriage Museum, dinner in Astoria, OR and the 1911 Pacific County Courthouse in South Bent, known as ‘The Palace of Extravagance’. Mom was so much fun to be with. She was our tour guide, reading from her AAA book about every town. She was a wind-up toy when we got to the beach, being an energizer bunny fast-walking hither and yon. We watched a ton of funny animal YouTube videos in the car to pass the time. We drove through a rainstorm of bugs along the Columbia River, pelting us like hail for seveal minutes (poor bugs!). The Astoria-Megler Bridge spans the mouth of the Columbia between OR and WA and is 4.1 miles, the longest continuous truss bridge in North America. Rob video’d the crossing. We drove back to SeaFox Farm to take mom home and thought we’d spend the night but we decided to make the final leg to Seattle (and Si and our own bed). I don’t know how Rob did it – 500 miles in one day. That last 40 miles was almost painful we were so tired.

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~ by enchantedvalley on August 27, 2010.

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