We were right on the northern coast of Oregon, in a little vacation town called Manzanita where the kids live. Let's just say, it's a bit "oakey." They're mountain folks up there! But the views and scenery were beautiful and we could see why the kids are in love with living there. We were about 40 miles south of the Washington boarder and about 30 miles north of Tillamook, you know, where all that cool cheese is made!
Aside from all the crazy that was while we were there, I got
We also made our way up to Astoria, OR to see where they filmed the "Goonies!" Yes, it was hoakey, but really there isn't much to do in there! It was very comical because they were having the Goonies 25th anniversary party in that little town. People were dressed up as the characters and they were giving tours of the house. Yeah, we opted out of that, but you could still drive up and see the house and the views. Also, the school where they filmed that crappy movie "Kindergarten Cop," with Arnold Schwarzenegger is just down the road from the Goonie house. We were in nerd heaven :) They even had the whole cast there, including Corey Fledman, making an appearance, LOL!
|Erin and I in front|
|Erin, my nephew Charlie and my SIL Suzie at the Goonie House|
|The Goonie House!|
I got some smaller runs in while we were there and came home yesterday early to get my long run in. 12 miles in the warm heat! Apparently the Bay Area had some nasty weather while we were gone - heat and humidity! Ugh!
12 miles 1:42:46 8:34/mi pace
Another marathon training week in the books. I'm feeling pretty strong and am really enjoying it this time. I'm just going to keep rolling with the punches and see where I end up. October, I am sure, is going to come fast!
I'm off to catch up with all of you! You all had some busy weekends of racing and running!
Happy Tuesday and Happy Running peeps!