After a very challenging "sleep" with one coughing sicko we left Portland around 10am and drove north toward our Wednesday destination of Ocean Shores, Washington. It was an uneventful drive that included a shoe shopping stop in Seaside and a second stop in Warrenton to purchase bedding.
Solar powered road construction signal.
In Astoria we spotted a Holland America cruise ship anchored and made the decision to carry on across the 6.6km Astoria-Megler Bridge to Washington. It is the longest continuous truss bridge in North America and was littered with dead birds...why!!
After making another stop in South Bend for caffeine (and to view the world's largest oyster shell) our sicko was feeling much better (due to massive amounts of drugs).
Elixir Espresso in South Bend
Along the way we passed through Arctic, Cosmopolis and Aberdeen before arriving in Ocean Shores, Washington where we connected with Nicole at the Comfort Inn. Recognizing the special qualities of our sisterhood, she upgraded us to a sea view room with balcony. We breathed a sigh of relief, inhaled a bottle of wine, recognized the improved health of our youngest sister and appreciated a magical sunset!
At "Alec's By the Sea" we shared a Seafood Saute, salads and fish & chips...with a sampling of Washington Merlot. Fully sated we returned to our room to enjoy the sea breezes.