Since we are staying two days at South Beach, we started the day with a long walk.  The trails around the park are very well groomed.  We walked along the interpretive trail learning about the local plants and trees then along the jetty leading into Newport.  We headed back along the grassy dunes to the beach.  The beaches in Oregon are so nice (also known as beautiful) with fine, brown sand.  There was very little wind today and the sun was shining.

We went into Newport for lunch and a bit of beer tasting at Rogue Brewery.  Shawn had the Kobe beef burger with blue cheese and I tempted fate and had the smoked cheddar mac & cheese.  While it was not as good as the world’s best Face Rock Creamery mac & cheese, it was darn tasty and went well with the beer samples.  Our favorite was the 10 Hop IPA.  We even bought a 32-ounce “Crowler” (freshly canned to order) to bring back to camp.

On the way back to camp, Shawn spotted a quilt shop.  He is getting really good at this!  Quilters Cove had a large selection of patterns for local lighthouses, covered bridges and Oregon places of interest.  I left with a Yaquina Lighthouse.  When I retire, I will make a travel quilt of all the items I’ve picked up in quilts shops in Hawaii, Alaska, New Zealand, and now Oregon.

Back at camp, as I sit outside enjoying the weather and writing my blog, Tito the T-Rex guards the camp.  Other people have cute little carved wooden bears holding welcome signs outside their RVs, but we have a dinosaur.  (Shawn tells me Tito is a velociraptor but I’m going to pretend he is a T-Rex.)  People stop and notice a metal dinosaur.  Tito may come on all our future RV travels.

Daily Ratings & Stats

Rogue Brewery – 5 stars
Quilters Cove – 3.5 stars
Vacation Life – 5 stars

Miles driven – very few
Steps taken – 9,182 but the day is not over and there are more trails to explore