Thinking Back This Cold, Wet Weekend
To last weekend, which was colder and wetter. And perfectly so. But before I fill you in on the details of last weekend, a quick bit about this weekend. The rain toady encouraged us to do something we haven't done much of at all this winter. We laid low at home. We stayed in most of the day today, fussing with the apartment, finishing up a couple books, and enjoying a weather-appropriate meal - carbonnade of beef with prunes. So, so good - all of it.
Last weekend, we took off for the Oregon Coast to celebrate Barry's birthday. We started with a picnic at Ecola State Park under the cover of a heavy wool army blanket - it was freezing and windy, but not yet wet. We then headed up to our destination, Astoria, where we stayed at a favorite hotel, the Commodore. We came prepared with a few DVDs and, after walking around the town for a bit, we hunkered down and watched a couple movies as the rain began to fall. We had dramatic views of the rain pitching sideways under the streetlight outside our window. Eventually, we bundled up and headed out for dinner at Astoria Coffeehouse and Bistro (another of our favorites) and then out for a beer at Fort George Brewery. We ran back to the hotel in the pouring rain and fell asleep to wind and water thrashing against the windows. It was awesome. More from the coast to follow...