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Q: Do you know why the ocean roars?

A: You would roar too if you had crabs on your bottom. 

We enjoyed another lovely oceanside sunset last night.  This time it was at Seaside, Oregon.  Seaside is one of my favorite Oregon beach destinations because there are so many options for oceanfront hotels within easy walking distance to town, shops and plentiful eating establishments.  Frankly, I am spoiled. I won't even go if I can't get an oceanfront room.  I don't want an ocean view, where you may have to crane your neck to get a glimpse of the ocean.  I want to sit or stand anywhere in my room and see and hear the ocean.  

My most recent post Vitamin Sea Time was dated Monday.  We had enjoyed a lovely evening and beautiful sunset in Lincoln City, Oregon.  Tuesday we had a tee time to play golf at the Salishan golf course

We had left our hotel early in order to browse through the shops at the resort before our round.  Sadly, ALL the shops were closed.  Fortunately, since we were so early we were able to get on the course early and not have to just sit around waiting. 

It was a very pretty course and fabulous weather.  We were hungry at the turn so we order a "Fairway Dog", which turned out to be a footlong hotdog.  I think they should rename it the "Long Drive Dog".  We stopped for a drink after the round but the clubhouse was somewhat deserted. It seemed understaffed but everyone who was there was nice. 

During the round (being the ex-REALTOR and Property Manager that I am), I was noticing a lot of deferred maintenance at the resort, specifically the very poor shape of all the condo unit roofs. They appeared to be all the original shake roofs from when they were built in the 1990's.  A little more research revealed Salishan was purchased by new owners.  They have grandiose plans for renovations and expansion that have met with considerable backlash from the locals so the improvements have been stalled.  I sure hope they get back on track soon because, other than the golf course, it was very disappointing.  I would definitely go back for the golf but not even consider accommodations at the resort without knowing the improvements have been made.  Since it is not right ON the ocean, I probably wouldn't stay there anyway... but just sayin'. 

Stay tuned...

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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Sounds like you are having a wonderful trip in a beautiful setting

Jul 12, 2018 06:58 PM #1
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Carol- looks like, deferred maintenance aside, you're having a great time!!! Enjoy your golf. 

Jul 12, 2018 07:12 PM #2
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I should have guessed you would add some golf to your beautiful ocean vacation you are taking Carol. How is that golf came by the way.


Jul 12, 2018 09:49 PM #3
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

That's a thorough overview of the golf course - I hope the new owners are able to do some of the changes they want.

Jul 13, 2018 03:13 AM #4
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Gotta love that question and answer joke you open with, Carol.  Absolutely hilarious.  I must admit I have never swung a golf club, other than on a pee-wee golf course.

Jul 13, 2018 02:23 PM #5
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Hi Carol Williams , the experience you write about reminds me of a number of years ago when timeshares were new and novel.  I went to Waikiki using a family member's reservation and instead of the original Waikiki timeshare they always used, I was given a rundown timeshare condo in a scary part of town.  I absolutely knew I could not stay there.  I complained loudly and they got me into the original timeshare condo....  Never again did I take the chance on a timeshare with that company.

Jul 13, 2018 02:55 PM #6
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Cute joke, Carol! I'm glad to hear that the course was great but, gosh, I'm so sorry the accommodations are not what you expected. What a sad state of affairs that the locals are truly causing loss of value to the owners in this complex. What a grand location for the condos and I hate that politics is keeping them from bringing it back to its former glory.

Enjoy the rest of your trip, Carol!

Jul 14, 2018 10:28 PM #7
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