En route to Coos Bay

14 Aug

We came upon this bridge with Golden Bear Statues full of people looking over the edge. Later we learned that we were crossing over the Klamuth River and they were all checking out the whale.

The coolest part about the motel room at Coos Bay

was the bottle opener on the wallthat could be reached from the toilet.

Or the tub. Making it our most “resort-like” stay of the trip.

30 Responses to “En route to Coos Bay”

  1. Boaz Frankel August 14, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    Looks like you’ll be passing through Portland soon. Let me know if you need any tips/advice when you’re in town. My top recommendations: Tugboat Brewing, Two Tarts Bakery, and the Fifty Licks ice cream cart! Also, the ‘Le Cycliste” beer at Deschutes Brewing!

  2. latta August 14, 2011 at 5:41 pm #

    That is great! Those kooky Canadians! Did they leave a piece of Canadian Bacon on your pillow instead of a mint.

    • Gina August 14, 2011 at 6:30 pm #

      Oregonians, not Canadians! Coos Bay is in southern Oregon! You might get salmon on your pillow if you are really really lucky and pay extra.

  3. Debbie De Geus August 14, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    Looks like you are still up in my home area, I have crossed that bridge many times, love seeing the bears. Here is a little history on the bridge http://www.shannontech.com/ParkVision/Redwood/Redwood13.html

  4. jennY August 14, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

    awesome.. nothing like a cold brew while doing business in the bathroom…

  5. Donna Siano August 14, 2011 at 6:51 pm #

    OMG! You are you funny. It a guy thing. Thanks for sharing. I think I’ll put one in my bathroom.

  6. Rina August 14, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    Hey welcome to Canada, eh! I live in the Fraser Valley, which is about 45 mins out of Vancouver, BC. Hopefully us Canucks are treating you right – you tell ’em they better! I realize this is highly unlikely but if you’d like a fabulous dinner one night (I cook like a mofo), our home is open to yourself and B! (we’re not creepy or weird) (but my husband really liked you on Lost) (so did I) (but seriously we’re not creepy or weird) (well, we ARE, but not in a stalker kind of way) (all of these parentheses are making me LOOK stalkery, aren’t they??) (WE’RE NOT!!) 😉

  7. oh_pook August 14, 2011 at 7:54 pm #

    Did you write on the comment card that a cup or something attached beneath the opener to catch the bottle caps would really “class up the joint”?

    Thanks, as always, for taking us along on your journey!

  8. mrcelofan August 14, 2011 at 10:42 pm #

    Lo del abridor en la puerta del baño no tiene precio. Por lo visto es el mejor lugar para montar una fiesta. A lo mejor lo pongo en mi casa…

    Un saludo.

  9. sharon zimmer August 14, 2011 at 10:50 pm #

    Omg- that just made me laugh……hard-

  10. Shaw August 14, 2011 at 11:34 pm #

    It is the little things in life that make you feel special!!!!

  11. Claudia August 15, 2011 at 1:34 am #

    Jorge, you and Beth are finding the WILDEST things. I swear, it is only you guys that find a bottle opener that can be reached from the toilet. What a riot.
    I am loving this trip of yours!

  12. Patty August 15, 2011 at 6:36 am #

    Man, you celebrities get ALL the best perks!!! 🙂

  13. MARTA(BcN) August 15, 2011 at 7:01 am #

    that’s weird and funny lol, todo al mismo tiempo, tiene lo mismo de raro que de divertido,besos!!

  14. Jeff August 15, 2011 at 9:29 am #

    I’m actually diggin’ the his & hers toilet paper rolls.

  15. yogahz August 15, 2011 at 11:00 am #

    Ah, we went over the bridge with all the people too! We didn’t know there was a whale until that night on the news (we stayed in Crescent City). I wish we would have stopped.

    (Bottle opener is cool.)

  16. Mighty Morfin August 15, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

    Wow! I hope the weather is good up there! Not like here in SoCal!! Ugly heat! Blah!! Anyways!! Enjoy!!! Safe journeys!!

  17. Jeff August 15, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

    Is this the same Batman who rode the rickshaw?: http://www.wimp.com/batmanmoscow/

  18. Miss Scarlett August 15, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

    oh my goodness! that is way too funny
    I never would have known that was a bottle opener! I thought it was a badly replaced door lock.

  19. Randi August 15, 2011 at 6:43 pm #

    Wow that must be an old school motel! Many of our motels in Canada used to have (beer) openers in the bathroom and snowmobile parking. Great party memories!
    You’ll love it up here.

  20. Pedro August 16, 2011 at 12:52 am #

    No es tan mala idea lo de poner un abridor de botellas en el bater jejejeje!. En ocasiones es uno de los momentos mas tranquilos que uno puede disfrutar en soledad y si quizás lo acompañas de un revistero ya estaría insuperable. Un abrazo Jorge!.

  21. Rafa acmewolf August 16, 2011 at 2:55 am #

    HAHAHAHA!!!, Thanks for sharing Jorge!. Buen viaje!

  22. nathaniel August 16, 2011 at 6:11 am #

    you probably have this a million times already, but if not, you’re the TeeFury shirt today:


  23. Sandra August 16, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    Virgil’s is awesome!

  24. laura w August 16, 2011 at 6:31 pm #

    i LOVE Virgil’s!! yum!

  25. elina August 16, 2011 at 8:01 pm #

    JORGE ! Que hermosos tus chihuahuas 🙂 Tengo muchisimas ganas d tener uno, pero acá en Argentina son Carisimos jaja .
    Te mando un beso grande!
    super graciosa la foto del abridor de botellas en el baño.

    bye! EXITOS MILES!

  26. Lynn August 16, 2011 at 8:03 pm #

    Hi Jorge, hope you enjoy your time here in Beautiful British Columbia! You should check out Vancouver Island. I’m out of the loop and haven’t really watched much TV at all since Lost finished but I’m guessing you moved to Vancouver for a TV show. Is it pathetic that I’m still very bitter about how Lost ended…?

  27. pamelalovescharlie August 17, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    Our newspaper reported today that the mama whale just died…her baby swam back out to sea on July 23. I wonder why she didn’t go with her baby 😦

  28. James Hernandez August 17, 2011 at 4:22 pm #


    What gives – you should be drinking good stout
    Canadian Beer! Just a hint but Backwoods Brewing produces a nice BC brew.

  29. Marta August 20, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    I thought it was something for closing or locking the door, but I see it is something funnier 🙂 Does champoo open with it there :D?? I had one in a shelves in my living but we take it off and I miss it a lot ;_;

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