A Bit Of The Grape

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 182015

It’s probably been forty years since I drank any alcohol, which is a good thing. I mean, imagine all of this with no inhibitions! The world is probably a better place because I prefer Pepsi, even if my waistline isn’t. But Miss Terry does enjoy a glass of wine occasionally, and a couple of years ago at the Sunday Market in Astoria she found a nice gewürztraminer from a local winery that she really likes.

We have never been to a winery in all of our years on the road, so yesterday we drove about 26 miles south to Nehalem Bay Winery to check it out. It’s an informal place and very laid-back, and while Terry sampled three or four different blends we met a couple named Gary and Angela (whose last name we didn’t get) who are in the process of starting a mobile RV service on the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington. Gary worked for Winnebago in Forest City, Iowa for many years and we had a nice chat with them.

Winery sign


After trying some of the different offerings, Terry decided that she still likes their gewürztraminer best of all, so a few bottles came home with us. There was a friendly little black and white cat that someone had dropped off that wanted to come home with us too, but we settled for giving it a little bit of love and left it to find a new forever home.

We’ve eaten a lot of seafood while we’ve been here on the Oregon coast but I was in the mood for a steak, so when we got back to Seaside I did a Yelp search and found Bigfoot’s Steakhouse, which had a good rating and some very good reviews so we decided to give it a try.

Bigfoots Steakhouse small

This fearsome looking fellow greeted us outside the door, one of several chainsaw Sasquatch statues in front of the restaurant.

Bigfoot outside small

This one was inside, and obviously in the Halloween spirit.

Bigfoot inside small

I wish we would have found Bigfoot’s two months ago because it was very good. The service was fast and friendly and we really enjoyed the food. My rib-eye was tender and delicious, and Terry’s grilled salmon was excellent. This one definitely went into our Favorite Restaurant’s guide and we will be stopping again when we’re in the area.

If you are a veteran and enrolled in the VA health care system you might be interested in an e-mail I got the other day saying that veterans can get a free flu shot at their local VA health care facility or their neighborhood Walgreens pharmacy. If you want a flu shot, head for your nearest Walgreens and take your VA health care card with you. It’s free and you don’t have to stand in line. Both are good things, in my opinion.


Today looks to be a stay-at-home day for us. We’ve been busy and on the go a lot, and then busy stuffing envelopes for the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and getting it mailed off. Which means there hasn’t been much downtime lately. It’s supposed to be 62° and raining here today so it sounds like a good day to just hang out here at home. And rumor has it that there is a belated chocolate birthday cake in my future. Yes, life is good!

Today is the last day to enter our Free Drawing for a 3-year membership in Boondockers Welcome. Any RVer can use this one and it can save you a ton of money in your travels! To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn this evening.

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  5 Responses to “A Bit Of The Grape”

  1. for flu shots, CVS stores offer no charge shots for medicare recipients. I got mine at Bushnell FL last week

  2. Uhmmmmmmm CAKE!!! Especially Miss Terry’s cake!!!

  3. It’s free at Walgreens too. Got our’s. They offered several different kinds and we opted for the one that covered the most kinds of flu. The one for over 60.

  4. This is an unrelated post to what you have but my question is on your go Pro three if you bought it used did you get the Wi-Fi username and password
    If you did congratulations ,,,, I didn’t
    Now I I got to go through go pro tech service or hope the old owner sends me his password I already have his username
    I have a picavet set up for my kite but if I can’t extract the pictures there’s no sense in trying to fly at all though if you remember I’m in Florida the home of the no wind state

  5. Miss Nancy k,
    we’re doing this all wrong we need to buy a 3-D food printer
    That way Miss Terry can submit her recipe and we could print it up just the way she does and always have a perfect cake although I really want the cinnamon rolls I’ve been asking for years and all I get is a mr. nicks famous photograph of miss Terry’s wonderful cinnamon rolls
    I guess i’m too far down on the totem pole to receive free goodies

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