Friday, January 10, 2014

The Slowest Drive Ever

My brother can make it from his house in Bellevue, Washington to his mother-in-laws in Reno, Nevada in 12 hours, driving 753 miles.

I did not inherit this gene.

We drove from Seaside, Oregon to Tillamook, Oregon, 48 miles, in a little over 4 hours.

In my defense (and, yes, I need one), he is going 70 mph on I-5.  I'm going an average 35 miles on a windy, two lane coastal highway.  And making lots of photo/tourist spot stops.

(And he's the one with little kids - go figure.)

But we didn't take this trip just to get to a destination.  The destination was there, and we had hotel reservations, but, really, we were living large.  Feeling the wind in our hair (just kidding, we had air conditioning) and playing the tourists, because, really, we were tourists.

How could you whiz past sights like these...

photo courtesy of JC Imagery

photo courtesy of JC Imagery

photo courtesy of JC Imagery

And I'm supposed to just keep going 55 miles per hour past this???
photo courtesy of JC Imagery

photo courtesy of JC Imagery

Smoke Stack in Giribaldi, Oregon
photo courtesy of JC Imagery

Seriously, how could I have driven past THIS?
photo courtesy of JC Imagery

Destination!
photo courtesy of JC Imagery
It's worth it, I promise.  There's ice cream....

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