Last Day In Long Beach

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 212015

Today wraps up our two-week stay at the Long Beach Thousand Trails preserve, and Tuesday we’ll be returning to the Seaside Thousand Trails. We booked a three-week stay there, but I’m not sure how long we’ll actually stay. If the weather keeps being wet and nasty like it was this past weekend, we may start heading south sooner. On the other hand, our printer can’t find a trucking terminal anywhere in the state to have the next issue of the Gypsy Journal delivered to when it’s printed. I know they can send it to Astoria, because they did the last issue.

So if I can get it wrapped up in time and sent off to them, and they can get it done and shipped, we may end up extending our stay if necessary until it gets there. Everybody’s got to be someplace, and the Oregon coast is a pretty good place to be. Well, it will be until it falls in the ocean. Then, not so nice maybe.

In a blog post I did the other day, I wrote that people keep e-mailing to ask us why we have not left the coast, yet with the doomsayers predicting a major earthquake “someday.” My reply was that I live my life for today and don’t waste any time worrying about what may or may not happen someday. Yesterday I got an e-mail from somebody who wrote, “That’s what you’re saying now, but what if it really does happen and you get killed? Then what are you going to say, smart guy?”

Uh…. I won’t be saying anything because I’ll be dead!

Hey, how cool is this? A friend of mine turned on his Amazon Kindle the other day, the model with the ads on it that Amazon serves at random, and look what was there! Nicky likee!

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Yesterday we drove to Astoria for the farmers market, which Terry always enjoys. It’s held every Sunday through September, and once we are settled in at Seaside, we may come back again next week. She always finds veggies she likes from the different vendors, and there are usually a few dogs running around that I can pet to get my puppy fix.

As we were driving back across the bridge (okay, as Terry was driving back across the bridge) we started running into mist and by the time we got to Long Beach it was a steady rain that kept up the rest of the day and all night long. The weatherman predicted sunshine and winds from 10 to 15 mph this afternoon. If he’s telling the truth, and there’s no reason to believe he really is, we will probably get some kite flying done. I’m always up for that!

Congratulations Otto Henderson, winner of an autographed copy of Baca: A Ronny Baca Mystery by my buddy Billy Kring. We had 91 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon.

Thought For The Day – Be with someone who ruins your lipstick, not your mascara.

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  One Response to “Last Day In Long Beach”

  1. Nick, We are headed to the Oregon Coast in about a week and given your track record of inflicting bad weather upon your location we would like to encourage you to move along away from the coast as soon as possible! 😉 Bob

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