Tuesday was adventure day. But we began the day cozy in our caravan having our coffee and muffins. I looked to my right and this is what I saw. Is this dog spoiled, or what?We had decided to drive south to see what we could see, so I googled "best place to eat in Waldport" and something came up that caught my eye - "Floating Diner". I read the reviews and they were all good, so we drove south and then headed up the Alsea River for 7 miles to find "Jamie's Dockside Diner at Taylor's Landing". We walked down the ramp to the dock and were greeted warmly by Jamie and "Chef". What a fun place! Fishermen and women can pull up to the dock and either come in or Jamie will deliver your box lunch to you while you're in your boat! Here is the view from our table.
We put in our order and then I went outside to get a few photos. Upriver shot. I imagine how fun it would be to dine here in the summer on the dock.
Looking back at the diner.
Stepping back in, Chef is working on our lunch and Dayle tells me there is a seal looking at him from the river. :-)
He looks kind of like the Loch Ness monster. I see you!
We ordered the bacon cheeseburger and a salad, and some fries to share. It was great! It was fun to watch Chef work on these, there were flames shooting up from the pan and he was tossing the burgers in the air to flip them. Dinner theater? :-)
Jamie and Chef - if you ever want to have a fun lunch, this is the place! While we were there several patrons came in and were greeted by name. A fun time.
We drove up a road next to the Alsea River and saw these trees completely covered with moss.
We headed back to the coast and Waldport, then headed North to our "agate" beach. This is Seal Rock.
Dayle and the dog braved the rainy, windy weather to see if there were any agates on the beach and he didn't find one. A few years ago we found this beach completely by accident and people were carrying around jars and bags completely full of agates and we found several, too. Not this trip!
The dog doesn't care about agates! After this we went to our favorite ice cream store in Seal Rock and got a waffle cone of "Espresso Madness". Yum. Dayle got strawberry.
On our drive South I spied a beautiful bridge and a beautiful stone house and a road down to them.. so when we were heading North I requested a detour to see if we could get closer to this little gem I've seen as we were zooming by for years now. How cool is this house!!!
A closer view.. this is my dream house - a wonderful cedar shake bungalow with a rock clad front porch with a view "to die for".
The house also has a view of this beautiful bridge - the Rocky Creek Bridge designed by Ben Jones, built in 1927. It has just been restored and is gorgeous.
Ohhhh my goodness... can you imagine living here?
It does get some weather, though!
Well.. I must dash! We have company arriving soon - Shirley, my best friend from 7th grade, and her husband John are coming down to visit! And my younger sister, Denise is also coming down this afternoon. They have hotel rooms for the night. We have reservations for dinner at our favorite place, Tidal Raves. And tomorrow we'll have birthday cake that Travis and Kristi brought for Dayle. I hope you're enjoying this trip, too. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)