Newport, Oregon: Our exciting adventure for the day was to visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Unfortunately, we were not the only tourists with this agenda - the aquarium was very crowded.
Of course, we fell for the souvenir photo scam:
We looked through many tanks filled with beautiful fish. I snapped a few photos, but there was no time to read informational signage with a five year old to keep track of in a crowd. It seemed less claustrophobic around the outdoor exhibits. Leo especially liked the aviary, where many shore birds were nesting. We saw glimpses of several just-hatched Murres, Black Oystercatchers and Tufted Puffins. The aquarium has "rocks" everywhere and everywhere there are signs stating: DO NOT CLIMB ROCKS. Poor Leo.
He did get up-close and personal with a Harbor Seal: The playground was finally a place where our Sir Edmund Hillary could climb around to his heart's content. Our
The rest of the afternoon was spent at the outdoor pool at the RV resort. It was so warm and nice - and the pool is completely surrounded by wind-blocking glass. Someone may have acquired an undersea adventure set at the aquarium gift shop.
Dinner was quesadillas. Cheese, and any filling you wanted - sliced black olives, green chilies or black beans. I baked a peach cobbler/crisp thingy this afternoon. No recipe and just to use what I had on-hand, but it was really good.
Until my next update, I remain, your aquatic correspondent.
RV PARK: Pacific Shores RV Resort. This place has it all. Indoor and outdoor pools, club house, full hookups. Class-A motorhomes only. All sites are privately owned and rented through the resort or privately. Ocean view sites are available. North of Newport. We paid $90.