Road Trip 2010: the illustrated best-of edition!

Best Breakfast: Perry’s, San Diego
Runner-up: Peggy Sue’s, Yermo, California
(though, in truth, the best breakfasts were at my sister’s…)

Best Restaurant: Clemente’s, Astoria, Oregon
(Runner ups: Isla, Las Vegas, and Café Jeanty, Yauntville (Napa Valley, and Pazzo, Portland, Oregon, which had the BEST gnocchi I’ve ever had)

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Best Wine Tasting: Castello di Amoroso (in a 121,000 sq foot castle! How could it not be?)

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Apparently, this place even has a torture chamber!

Best Coffee: Café Astoria, Astoria, Oregon (I swear, this town is full of gems!)
Runner-up: Lamill Coffee, Silverlake, Los Angeles

Best Bread: Rollin N’ Dough Bakery, Gold Beach, Oregon
Runner-up: the bakeries at the Hollywood Farmer’s Market

Best Unusual Food: Grilled Peanut Butter, Banana, and Chocolate Sandwich, Lamille Coffee, LA

Best Ice Cream: Three Twins, Napa (all spice ice cream! Rice milk ice cream! Yay for both!)

Best Campsite: Cape Lookout, Oregon
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That’s the DH dancing in the background…

Best Grocery Store: Whole Foods everywhere.

Best Doughnuts: Cockadoodle Doughnuts, Port Angeles, Washington

Best View: from the top of Heceta Lighthouse, Oregon

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This isn’t taken right from the top of the lighthouse as it was too squishy up there, but it’s the next best thing…

Runner-up: from Castello di Amoroso

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Best (and scariest) bridge: The Astoria bridge, with the largest span in North America

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Best Touristy Thing: (after Disneyland, of course) a tie between La Brea Tar Pits, LA, The San Diego Wild Animal Park, the LA Arboretum (thanks for taking us there, Deb!) and The Flavel House, Astoria

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Dem bones, dem bones, dem fossilized bones…

Anyhow, there’s more to come…stay tuned…

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4 thoughts on “Road Trip 2010: the illustrated best-of edition!

  1. Great pics! So you were visiting near me? That is awesome!
    Let me know if you come to the area again some time, as I would love to meet up to say hi.
    Hope you had a wonderful time!
    I have always wanted to go to the tar pits. I may make it this year, yet!

    1. Hi Sue,
      Odds are I’ll be down again fairly soon as my sister lives down there. I wished I could have seen more friends, but I hadn’t seen my sister since Christmas so visiting with her, her hubby, and my niece was the priority this trip. But next time, yes, a visit would be awesome – it would be so nice to meet you in person!

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