Headed Home by way of Oregon and Washington!

View from Tidal Raves in Depoe Bay on the Oregon coast

View from Tidal Raves in Depoe Bay on the Oregon coast

We are finally headed back east and decided to return home by way of Oregon and Washington, and made time to visit the beautiful Oregon coast on the recommendation of JoAnn Ross, the best-selling author who included one of my plays in her Christmas in Shelter Bay novella last Christmas (Part of Christmas on Main Street).  She kindly provided some wonderful advice on places to eat with a view and also good food (not always the same!)  So we went to Tidal Raves in Depoe Bay for lunch. We had just been seated and were admiring the view when a toddler’s flip-flop landed in the middle of our table! Looking up, at the landing above us, a very apologetic father was telling us he was SO sorry (repeatedly) while his 2-yr old son looked on in wonder at what had just happened. Needless to say we all laughed and I assured him that as a grandmother of 10, this was more amusing than anything! I told him I was a children’s author & gave his son my card. Two minutes later, a 4-yr old girl was also peering over at us. Her Dad said that she wanted to meet a “real author”. So naturally she needed a card too. I then told him that the reason we were eating there was because of the recommendation of a “really” real author who had included my play in one of her books. When his wife found out it was JoAnn Ross, I REALLY became a celebrity! So I think JoAnn Ross has become a legend in DePoe Bay!

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