Yesterday we decided to go on a Sunday Drive. In my mind Sunday drive means my Aunt Robin and Uncle Jim driving us around in their car. We all packed in like sardines and once you were in there was no way of getting out. Hours of driving around looking out the window when I would much rather be home playing with my toys. What a drag! Well that's how I felt back then. Today I appreciate all those Sunday drives because they taught me to appreciate nature for what it is.
My husband had a plan in his head and we were along for the ride. I knew it would involve some sort of logging road because he grew up in the sticks of Gales Creek Oregon. What I didn't know was that I would be going down memory lane as well.
We hit highway 26 headed towards the beach direction. The first stop was a favorite of mine. When I was younger my Aunt Eva and Uncle Lu ran a cute Log Cabin Restaurant on Old Wilson River Highway. Anytime there was a holiday or birthday we all headed out there to eat and celebrate.
I found this old picture on Google. This is what it looked like when my family ran it. As you can see the same red hanging lights are still still there. Carpet has been replaced with red carpet. See what I mean about the cheesy table clothes? Smaller tables make it more intimate. Mental note: Track down old photos from family.
The chairs are all the same as I remembered but the tables and cheesy table clothes pretty much ruined it for me. We ordered food which came on random china. Food was not as good but nothing to complain about. The prices are rock bottom but the coffee tasted like rocks. But don't take my word for it because I'm spoiled by amazing coffee from Portland. If you like Folgers then this is your kind of coffee. Our waitress went to school with one of my cousins. It was a family affair and one of them was always there.
But anyways this was the highlight of my day. I love visiting all the places from my past. I want my girls to know how we grew up and appreciate everything that comes their way. The Log Cabin was and is one of my favorite places.
We headed back up to the truck. Enjoyed all the peaceful sounds all the way up. Goodbye beautiful forest. Until next time. I leave with a smile on my face and heart.