Where’s Wimpy?

 Posted by at 3:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 102013

In the immortal words of J. Wellington Wimpy of Popeye cartoon fame, “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.” Well, old Wimpy sure would have liked being with us yesterday, because we found a great place for burgers here in Seaside!

A while back when I wrote in the blog that we were coming to the Seaside Resort, not one, not two, not three, but four different readers told me we needed to check out the hamburgers at a place called the Relief Pitcher. I figure when that many people tell you the same thing, there has to be something to it.

My friend Dan Chance is a cheeseburger kind of guy, so when he and wife Patty pulled in yesterday, along with our friend Nancy Kissack, I told them I knew where we were going for dinner. Dan, a no nonsense kind of guy who doesn’t believe in doing things anyway but full on, said there was no reason to wait for dinner when lunch was an option. Well okay then, off we go.

The Relief Pitcher, located just south of town on Highway 101, doesn’t look too impressive from the street, but trust me, if you go there you’re going to love it. The burgers are huge and delicious, and if you try one you’ll be back.

How big are they? This big! It took Dan two hands just to hold the thing.

Dan sandwich

Terry’s was so big she had to cut it into four pieces to be able to eat it.

Terry sandwich

Afterwards we sat around talking for a while, trying to get enough energy to move after such a big lunch. Here are Nancy, Patty, Dan and Miss Terry. Don’t they all look happy and well fed? And the good news is, I don’t think any of us bothered with dinner later in the day.

Lunh group 2

A while after we got home, our friend Ed Hackenbruch stopped in for a visit, and we solved just about all of the problems of the world. Heck, we may have even created a couple of new ones while we were at it!

During the evening Dan, Patty, and Nancy came by for a while, and during our conversation I learned that Nancy has a GoPro HERO3 Silver Edition video camera. I’ve heard a lot of good things about these tiny cameras, which produce amazing video and still photos. Bikers, skydivers, hikers, and whitewater kayakers mount them on helmets, scuba divers take them underwater, and kite flyers send them aloft to capture their adventures.


Nancy went back to her motorhome and brought the camera back and told me to play with it for a while. This thing is impressive! I shot a short video here in our motorhome, at night with just the ceiling lights on, and it was as good as if I had been outside in broad daylight. This would be a fun toy. And Honey, I do have a birthday coming up in a month or so. Hint hint. Smile

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  3 Responses to “Where’s Wimpy?”

  1. Looking forward to the Northwest next year, so thanks for the tip on the burgers!

  2. Nick, here’s a reason MIss Terry should buy you a Go Pro. My son-in-law is a psychologist and uses one for treating people who have fear of bridges and tunnels. He mounts it on the dashboard of the car and films a trip through or across and plays it for patients on a big screen TV and narrates the trip. They watch it over and over until ready to try it with him at the wheel, and eventually to the patient driving over the bridge or through the tunnel. He says it has been helpful in many cases.

  3. You will love the GoPRo…Strap it on your helmet when you go off the ski lift, Kayaking the rapids….I have ours set up in the front window of the MH when traveling down the highway….So when Carol said I did something wrong I can prove her wrong…

    Have a great evening…

    PS we are in the TT camp in Bend/Sunriver for two weeks..Beautiful area..

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