Jill had three more goodies.
The kids had two each. I always have the same thing - the apple fritter. They make the best apple fritters, so light and full of chopped apple. Besides, I had already eaten breakfast - a few ounces of orange juice, and a small bowl of cereal with sliced banana and blueberries.
From the bakery we went across the tracks to visit the train. This train is a museum that no longer travels the tracks. It has been a place for kids to climb since Jill and Jake were little. We continue the tradition.
Jill had loaded Pokemon Go on her phone and allowed limited access to her kids. It seems there were a few to capture in Garibaldi.
The Garibaldi docks beckoned us. That's another tradition.
In the parking lot, Jill had to check out the VW bus. This one is one year older than Gus-the-Bus.
Lots of private and charter fishing boats moor here in Tillamook Bay.
The Garibaldi G has been on the hillside forever.
Back at the cabin Jill and Irene got ready to drive back to Seattle for a concert. Yes, the Guns and Roses Tour was coming to Seattle at the same time we would be at Rockaway. What to do.
This was Jill's favorite band growing up, and she and Jake had attended their concert in Seattle when she was nineteen years old and Jake was seventeen. She bought tickets way last spring, and Jake decided not to go. Irene had always said that she wanted to go, so at the risk of being labeled a bad mother, Jill took her eleven year old daughter to the concert. It was a long drive, but both had a wonderful time, and said it was worth it. They Facebooked this photo of them at the concert, which was held in Century link Stadium.
Meanwhile we took advantage of good weather to spend more time on the beach. Tom and I walked and Isaac and Allie played.
I sat on the beach and read and Tom finished the repairs to the mobile he had created last summer and rehung it.
In the evening we were back on the beach for a beach fire, more s'mores, and a glorious sunset.
Saturday morning I actually cooked breakfast for the kids. Without Jill, we skipped the bakery.
Later we walked into town. As we walked along the tracks, the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad made one of its several trips a day between Garibaldi and Rockaway.
We stopped in Rockaway at several shops and galleries.
Look at this Dandelion fluff wire sculpture!
We checked everything out at Flamingo Jim's, of course.
And Isaac found a kitty that looks very much like his little cat, Purr.
We all reunited over lunch at the cabin and heard all about the concert. Then Tom and I packed up to head back to Seattle. We were ready to be home in our own bed, in our own recliners, and to take care of our own lonely kitty.
Besides, we had a Sounders match to go to on Sunday. We won!
Jill and the kids came home Monday, and Tuesday Allie flew back to Nebraska, just in time for her mother's birthday.
We'll stay home for a little while, but no promises. I do promise that my next posts will NOT have so many photos! Thank you if you actually made it through this saga.