Friday, February 25, 2011

Tillamook Eats, and Cape Meares

Went to the coast last week to do a field service call for Beth's business. A standard tune-up on an APQS Millennium. Drove by way of Hwy-26 then Hwy-6 to Tillamook, OR. The service call was a little further south closer to Pacific City actually, but Tillamook is the junction of Hwy-6 and 101. Got there plenty early so I spent some time on a couple of side trips to make the drive to the coast more worthwhile, especially since it was supposed to be my weekend.

Started with brunch at Sunseri's Dutch Mill. This is a hole in the wall place in old downtown Tillamook, right on Hwy-101. It's an absolute classic American Small Town Greasy Spoon Diner. Don't take me wrong... that's a great thing, and exactly what I was in the mood for! I hit it at peak "brunch" hour... which in the winter means that I was the only customer in the whole place. It's winter, there's no tourists, and locals eat Breakfast, not Brunch. I was torn between ordering the Biscuits and Gravy and the Chicken Fried Steak. I went with the chicken fried steak with eggs and hashbrowns AND a biscuit instead of toast. The steak was served on TOP of the gravy leaving the steak's chicken fried coating Extra Crispy, and the biscuit was definitely hand-made with fresh Tillamook dairy butter. Fantastic! Highly Recommended.

The Cape Meares Lighthouse Park. Here's the trail out to the cape/bluff.
Closeup of the light.
Take a winding trail to below and you find what strike's you as the shortest lighthouse you can imagine. (That's a standard size house door on the right.)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Baffling the illogic

Am I the only one . . . to be totally baffled, amazed, shocked, sickened, dumbfounded, and bewildered . . . that the State of Oregon actually re-elected Kitzhaber to be governor again???

The only thing that makes me shake my head more is that our State Republican Party thought that running a sport's athlete against him would be a good idea.