Commercial Enterprises

A quick glance at three commercial enterprises in Seaside. One is closed and two are still operating. Can you guess which is the closed business?

Answer below*

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Answer: As run down and weather worn as they look, the Mexican restaurant and the Motel are still operating. The coffee shop (?) is a thing of the past.

Prairie City, Oregon: Abandoned

Abandoned property across from the site where we stayed in Prairie City, OR. Interestingly, this property is adjacent to the cemetery that I posted previously. I wonder if the spirits from the cemetery drove the inhabitants of this property away?

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Abandoned Along Route 66 (more)

Even the billboards are abandoned along Route 66! No Burma Shave signs…..just a mostly forgotten pathway from the near past. I think it is a good thing we have these reminders from a different time in our history. I would feel worse if they leveled every building or structure that was abandoned. At least if there is even a shell of what used to be  we can imagine and get some sense of the past.

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docked in Seattle.

Abandoned along Route 66

More abandoned buildings along Route 66. Doesn’t take too long for the sagebrush and tumbleweed to claim the grounds.If we had had more time I would have docked the Mothership and walked around and, perhaps, explored inside some of these buildings; next time :-).

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Abandoned Route 66 (Con’t.)

If you’re a Trainspotter,driving along I-40 and Route 66 is a great place to get your train ‘kicks’. It makes sense that train and vehicle routes would go hand in hand. Road trips are a great platform for discovery. I discovered that my wife was a closet ‘trainspotter’. She rarely failed to point out a train as we traveled and seemed to be truly excited with each sighting.

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from the Mothership

docked in Seattle!