Week 31: Nov 3-8, 2013 Psychedelic Mushrooms, UPS Drivers, Benny and the Bay City Rockers

Tillamook Cheese Factory, Tillamook, OR

Tillamook Cheese Factory, Tillamook, OR

 When in Tillamook, tour the Cheese Factory. Great cheese, fudge, and ice cream tastings. Yummmmm. Marionberry ice cream. Marionberry is a cross between a blackberry and a raspberry, grown only in Oregon.

Psychedelic Mushroom

Psychedelic Mushroom

Mushrooms grow everywhere here in Oregon. Even these brilliant red ones with pretty white spots. Turns out (we hear) these red ones are the psychedelic mushrooms that were so popular in the 60’s.

Sherry and our bear Louie on the way thru the rain forest to the beach

Sherry and our bear Louie on the way thru the rain forest to the beach

 Get to the beach walking thru a rain forest near Pacific City. Sherry and our pet bear Louie like going to the beach.

Sherry at Octopus Tree near Meares Beach, OR

Sherry at Octopus Tree near Meares Beach, OR

Crazy trees at Cape Meares in Oregon, like this eight branch tree called the Octopus Tree.

Following UPS drivers on dark rainy nights over twisty mountain roads far above the speed limit certainly is exciting! Sherry just kept the UPS tail lights in close view. Lots of adrenalin for both of us. After we exit the 55 mile canyon, we pull up next to the UPS truck at a red light, give him thumbs up, tell him how much we enjoyed following him. His reply? Hope I didn’t scare you too much! What fun. Several drinks when we got home.

Benny and the Bay City Rockers, Tillamook, OR

Benny and the Bay City Rockers, Tillamook, OR

Gale and Sherry listening to Benny and the Bay City Rockers

Gale and Sherry listening to Benny and the Bay City Rockers

Tillamook is a fun, small town. On this Friday night, Benny and the Bay City Rockers play at the Second Street Market. The town’s doctor Benny teaches guitar lessons for free. He and his students get together once a month at a local spot, and have fun playing. 10 people in the band including harmonica player and drummer. Dancing, singing, and just a great time. Mostly music from our younger days: Beatles, etc. Met Gale at our table, who has been full time rv’ing for 15 years. Fun hearing her stories. We are starting to build a few stories of our own. Thank you for letting us share some of them with you!

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3 Responses to Week 31: Nov 3-8, 2013 Psychedelic Mushrooms, UPS Drivers, Benny and the Bay City Rockers

  1. Cinn says:

    That is NOT a psychedelic mushroom, it is Aminita Muscaria and very poisonous! The psychedelic mushrooms of the 60’s are Psilocybin aka “magic mushrooms”

  2. Cinn says:

    Oops misspelled: Amanita

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