Sunday, November 1, 2020

Alfresco dining, exploring, and shopping......

 7:40 am - Sunday - November 1st - Seal Rock, OR - 45° F, 71% humidity, wind 9 mph out of the east......clear, sunny today with a forecast high of 60° F.  On this date in 2016 we were hiking in the Alabama Hills near Lone Pine, CA and saw Mobius Arch for the first time.......↴



We awoke to sunny, but ever so cold skies Saturday.  Saturday's are usually exploring and shopping days, and we decided to get our day going properly with a visit to The Coffee House in the Historic Bay District on Yaquina Bay in Newport.  You might recall we visited this local eatery a couple of weeks ago and loved our experience, and especially their large, individually poured, 16 oz. American coffees......


....we also shared an order of biscuits and gravy, with a side order of crisp bacon......yum.....


.....the view is not too bad either......


.....initially we anticipated having to sit inside on this cold, sunny day, but there was no breeze when we arrived so we took the plunge and ate alfresco.......


.....TLE wanted to see the Yaquina Head Lighthouse, so she Googled a place in Newport where we could get a view north towards the lighthouse, but first a little local artwork......


.....ahhhhh, there she is in the distance.......Yaquina Head Lighthouse!




After the exploring part was done we headed over to the local Safeway to do our weekly big shopping.....I have never seen a more beautiful Bell Pepper display, so I had to take a picture.....


.....after a brief stop at the local Fred Meyers Fuel station to fill the tank of the VW with 9 gallons of Supreme at just $2.17/gallon (the lowest price per gallon we have paid in years!) we headed for home.

We arrived home a little after 1 pm, and while TLE put away the groceries I busied myself in the garage repairing a few strands of patio lights by replacing the tiny 5 watt fuses.  I had ordered a bag of these glass tube fuses a while back for just this purpose as the very salty air here causes them to fail all too quickly.  Once I was sure they were working again I added them to our already extensive patio light display.  

By the time I was finished with that it was after 3 pm, and getting cold once again, so I headed inside for the balance of the day to read, and watch some college football.  There was one good game between Texas (3-2) and Oklahoma State (4-0), which was tied at the end of regulation 34-34, so they proceeded to overtime where Texas was the ultimate victor.....41-34.  The rest of the games were blowouts and not very interesting as a result.....well, I guess they were interesting if your team was the one winning by 5 touchdowns....lol.

Well, that sums up our day, and with that the month of October comes to an end......up next is November, and we wonder what kind of weather we will have now that we are officially into the two month Christmas season.

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