Well, we're here. We had a major hitch problem just as we were pulling out of Skamokawa, but we were able to MacGyver a fix that let us get to our next spot (whew!) and there are now parts on their way to us. Will break down the hitch issue in another post. Ah, the RV life.
It's 92 degrees Farenheit outside (7:02pm) and we're inside the Airstream right now in the AC (good to run it once in awhile anyway, we say) sipping a cold beer (getting less cold by the second though) and finishing up some work before we crack the fresh cooked crab we picked up yesterday in Ilwaco for dinner (will serve with a salad...no cooking tonight).
We went out to do a couple errands a bit ago and ended up stopping at the cute little historic Butteville store to get some marshmallows for roasting tonight (although it's a bit difficult to think about sitting in front of a fire right now, because it's So. Dang. Hot.)
Late this morning (after we decided to stay here at Skamokawa one more day) we decided to drive into Ilwaco to get some lunch and to stop at the fish market we usually go to when we're in the area ( Jessie's Ilwaco Fish Market) to get some fresh seafood for dinner.
When we got to the port, we noticed there were two tall ships docked there: the Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain. For three bucks per person (suggested donation) you could go aboard and check 'em out for yourself. So we did, and they were pretty cool.
We had some fish 'n chips (along with some oysters and shrimp...part of a combo) at Imperial Seafood (good, but not as good as the Bandon Fish House on the Oregon Coast) and then we walked around the waterfront a bit before heading over to Jessie's. We picked up some fresh caught ling cod, some steamer clams, and two whole cooked crabs. Should keep us busy for a couple days!
There was something kinda great about just the tail of this halibut sticking out:
Tonight's dinner will be clams in a saffron garlic broth with a salad and a piece of garlic bread. :)