June 2nd, 2007

Kevin and Lisa

At the Seashore in Seaside

It took a little while, but we finally made it to Seaside at about 11:30 PM. We stopped for groceries at a Fred Meyer back up near Astoria fifteen minutes before closing, which unfortunately meant that we were a bit rushed and didn't get everything we wanted.

The hotel room here at the Best Western Ocean View Resort is small, as promised. (That's why it's not so expensive, and substantially less expensive than the Holiday Inn Express where I would have preferred to stay. In fact, looking at the hotel map, it looks very likely to us that this is the "kids room" -- an adjoining room for a large room (the large room having the ocean view), where the parents can store the children. Still, it does have the 'fridge and microwave, and the wireless internet connection is pretty solid.

One unfortunate thing about this hotel is that, while it's right on the beach, it's several blocks from the convention center where Sea-Pac is happening. That means Lisa isn't able to show off her radio-festooned Giant Orange Van the way she is when we stay at the hotel next door of the Seaside Convention Center. But parking at the convention center during the day is always at a premium.

We got in late, and have to be there relatively early tomorrow, so I need to get some sleep now.
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    Music of Locomotion
Kevin and Lisa

Plenty of Pinball

We went down to Sea-Pac for a couple of hours this morning. I was amused that Lisa and I turn out to not be the only members that Sea-Pac has in common with BayCon. The dealer who was doing custom engraving at BayCon had a booth here at Sea-Pac. He remembered us, because he came through the parking lot at the Marriott and talked to Lisa about the Orange Van Full of Radio Antennas last weekend.

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The fog has rolled in pretty heavy here in Seaside tonight. We tramped back up the Promenade to our hotel, seeing several medium-sized bonfires on the beach, and also hearing people setting off firecrackers and bottle rockets on the beach. We called for a pizza and called it an evening. But it's now been 45 minutes -- they promised thirty -- and I was just starting to get concerned that they couldn't find the hotel. However, just as I was completing this entry and getting ready to call Pizza Hut, the pizza arrived, so it's time for us to eat dinner.
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    Pinball Wizard