Keep the Show on the Road! Posted January 12, 2012 Report Share Posted January 12, 2012 US101 in Oregon is almost entirely a two lane road. The exceptions are through the "larger" towns where it may be widened to a four lane boulevard to handle the traffic and ease access and egress. (The largest town on the entire 400 miles of 101 in Oregon is Coos Bay with a population of 15, 400.) Seaside, with a population of 6,200 is too small for four lanes, but they do have a middle turn lane! It is the only town with a carousal and a "fun zone." It has a long (Mile and a half) prominade along the waterfront, and a huge sandy beach. It is crowed in season, but the first day of work after New Years is definitely not in season. It is the quintessential beach tourist town, complete with arcades, merry go rounds, salt water taffy, restaurants, T shirts, and video arcades, not to mention a fantastic beach. It is a great place to visit, and typically overflowing with people. But you would hardly know the place the Tuesday after New Years. It was almost as quiet as when Lewis and Clark got their salt here during their winter stay just up the coast. The summer crowds are no where to be seen, and the sidewalks are almost deserted. Many of the stores are closed for the week. I rather liked it! When I was in my teens and twenties, or when the kids were growing up, Seaside was the place to go....plenty to do and lots of people. But a nice quiet walk down an empty main street, or a solitary ride on a merry-go-round is just fine with me in my senior years. Sheila and I enjoyed the town and the activities that were open, and I might add that the merchants were happy to see us. And we got our room overlooking the beach and the Lewis and Clark "End of the Trail" monument at half the summer rate! We had a fun stay. A few photos will tell the story HERE Dave Keep the Show on the Road http://americanroadmagazine.com/forum/index.php?app=gallery&module=user&user=1274&do=view_album&album=128 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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