Friday, August 3, 2007

Final days :(

Well, sorry for the gap in coverage, but I finally reached the Pacific on Monday! We checked out the beach at Florence, but it was too windy and inhospitable to do a wheel-dipping. Tuesday we stayed over in Yachats after battling wind, narrow roads and heavy traffic all day. The wind is unbelieveable and makes riding extremely stressful on such narrow roads with cars constant. The next day we made better headway up the coast until we hit the Rogue Brewery in Newport. Rogue is one of my favorite breweries, but they tend to overcharge on the east coast, so getting to visit the brewery was a treat. We rode just north of Newport and camped at a nice USFS site. They were having a screening of Planet Earth's episode on caves, but all of us passed out and missed it! Thursday Rich woke up early and headed towards Tillamook (he's eager to get home) while Jacob and I took a more scenic route and soaked up the views at Pelican Bay brewpub in Pacific City. We had a heck of a ride uphill in mist/rain/fog, but were rewarded by a hot shower and nice campsite at Cape Lookout (ironic OR has one as well as NC!). Today we've ridden along the scenic route some more and are in Tillamook right now. Tillamook makes awesome cheese, so we are going to visit the creamery and then decide how much farther we want to ride today.
I'm extremely pleased to be done, but feel somewhat disappointed that the trip is coming to an end. I can't wait to get home and share the pictures and stories with as many of you as possible, so give me a call or drop a note sometime soon and we'll get in touch. I'll probably post up here a few more times as well as get the last sets of pictures up, so make sure to keep stopping by. Cheers!


Pat said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Rob! (Jacob & Rich!)

The "exploratory picnic" is just about over, but the memories and friendships will last forever.

You are going to write a book, right?

I'll have gob cake waiting in Johnstown!

xoxo aunt pat

robsdad said...

Rob, it looks like you have 2 To-Do's: 1)go back to the Pacific Ocean and complete your wheel-dipping and 2)plan your next ride to Johnstown for Aunt Pat's gob cake.

Seriously, will be good to see you soon. You'll be back East before you know it--enjoy your last couple days out there!



evcuster said...

Congratulations are in order, but why not ride to the Yukon? Jack did it and survived the hoary nights, when lonely men struggled to keep their fires lit and cabins warm.

It is just a few million more peddles north, with a few portages.

Aunt Linda sends her love.

Ben Freeman said...

I am so proud of you! Many people "talk about it", but you actually did it. These are memories that will last a lifetime. Let's hook up when you get home. If you have time, your experience would make for a great troop meeting!
Yours in Scouting,
Ben Freeman
SM T210

guy said...

rob,you set a goal, you accomplished your goal. this foundation will provide you the ability to do what ever you want. set the bar as high as possible.. you can do anything!!

sellphone said...

Rob, you are the man. Congrats on your big accomplishment!

I can't wait to see you soon!

Mom said...

Rob to last chapter..Sweet Sweet Oregon.. I put today's comment there by accident !!