Monday, September 17, 2012

DAY 4 - Sunrise Tours

Today our lively Boomer's group boarded the Discovery for a marine life cruise.  I opted out because I tend to get sea sick and I just didn't want to chance it.   They had a wonderful time on board seeing whales, sea lions and even got to do some crabbing.  When they returned and told me about the 4 ft swells, I was really glad I hadn't been onboard.
 After the cruise, we lunched at the Original Mo's restaurant located on Bay Street in Newport, OR.  It was an authentic seafood restaurant with excellent menu choices.  It's so popular with both locals and tourists that they had to expand with the Annex across the street which has a view of the harbor and boats offloading fresh seafood. Famous diners include Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Henry Fonda and Robert Kennedy who loved the chowder so much that he took a couple of buckets with him back to LA on his campaign tour. P.S. the founder was a highly spirited lady who died in 1992.

The last stop on today's packed scheduled was the Newport Oregon Aquarium.  
   Forbes Traveler, USA Today, and Coastal Living named the Oregon Coast Aquarium among the top ten in the nation.

I've been very impressed with the Sunrise Tours itinerary  for this trip and especially the exceptional lodging and delicious meals.

1 comment:

TLM80209 said...

Glad you're having a good time. I'm enjoying the "play-by-play". Terry