This trip was a planned escape to the Oregon Coast. Planned to escape from the 90 degree temperatures in the valley. Planned on purpose to go the day after the Labor Day Weekend in order to escape the crowds. And, planned to escape from the renewed restrictions brought on from a resurgence of COVID 19. In general the idea was to head to Lincoln City to bird at Alder Island Trail, wander down the coast-line to Newport, turn up the Yaquina to Toledo, and circle back to Dallas, taking a few days and a couple of nights.