Long Beach, Washington has a population of about 1,500. It has one main street. By any definition, it is a small town. But in our short stay, we found a lot to see.
There is a half mile long boardwalk that lets you wander into the grassy sand dunes and feel the breeze, without scaring the birds.
There are statues of whales, turtles, and explorers.
There are sandcastles and kites.
And there is a delicious, silly restaurant called Lost Roo. This is where we had dinner, since the places that were still open at dinnertime were very loud and more bar-like than restaurants. Grandpa Nelson found this on the map and we got in the car and drove the mile or so. The parking lot was packed but their sign said, ”Lots of room inside!”, so we went in.
The silly started right away, with this towering kangaroo and joey keeping us company while we waited for our table.
The food was delicious and the service very friendly, and we left full, happy, and glad we had made the trip.
Eventually, when we had driven the country lanes, seen piles of oyster shells and bought some books on local history, it was time to head home. And that’s another story!