About Me

I am a 45 year husband and dad, currently adjusting to life back in the United States after living in Italy for a little over two years. I love spending time with my family, cycling, model railroading, mosaics and watching TV and movies.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Yaquina Lighthouse Ride

This morning we all got up and headed out the door by 8am.  Brandon and I were going to be spending the morning riding the Yaquina Lighthouse Bike Ride in Newport OR.  Katrina came along to walk around the waterfront and take pictures while we rode.

We arrived at the Yaquina Lighthouse Visitor's Center around 9:30, checked in and got ready to ride.  It turns out that this is a fairly small ride, at least compared to the ride we did last week.  There were not many riders there, although many had started earlier than us.

Brandon and I rode the route, passing both the Yaquina Lighthouse and the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse.  The ride took us 12.5 miles before turning around partway along the Yaquina Toledo bay route - not sure what this road is called.

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

Newport Bay Bridge

We enjoyed some treats (bagels, M&M's, cookies and bite size Snickers) before heading back the way we came.  Although our route today was only 25 miles, it had some short and steep climbs.

We met Katrina back at the lighthouse around 1pm and headed to Rogue Brewery for lunch.  Katrina loves their beer cheese soup.  Brandon and I had fish and chips.  I enjoyed an Irish ale as well.

This evening we attended the 40th birthday party of our good friend Katey.  Welcome to the 40's!

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