Photo by Jim Layman
I don't know who's enjoying this weekend more, N and I or Hope. She's stretched out on the bed, next to both of us, watching the world outside our 3rd floor window while I play on the laptop and N watches the Duck game.
We arrived in Newport around 6:30 last night. The weather was relatively calm as we took Hope for her first walk and later when we went to Nana's Irish Pub in the Nye Beach area (which N and I both agreed is worth 4 out of 4 stars).
After breakfast, we went for a long drive and stopped to enjoy some roadside views along the way. The most impressive? Boiler Bay! Wow! What a show! We were soaked from both the spray from the breakers and the rain. We drove around the bay and then along the Siletz River. The weather raged almost the entire time--downpours, hail and thunder and lightning.
Once we returned to Newport, the weather was calm again. NOAA says the calm is temporary, but, hey, we didn't come here for the weather.