On Friday I will be visiting Oregon for the first time since my dad passed away, just for the weekend. My mom wants to drive to Astoria. I know some of you know the Oregon coast very well. Any recommendations for what to do there? Kid-friendly restaurants?

We were trying to drive there back in June and my dad’s delirium decided to kick in (he kept trying to open the car door while it was in motion) and we had to turn back.

I feel so weird about trying again, but can’t articulate why very well. It might be nice to make it there.

I keep telling people that I am going to be “visiting my parents.” It’s so weird that the singular is more appropriate now.