On Wednesday afternoon, Pamm and I had the chance to escape all the deep thoughts of intercultural communication and enjoy a few moments of calm on the beach of Seaside, Oregon.
Lewis and Clark stand in a heroic pose while the American flag flutters atop a high priced condominium. I suppose they achieved their goal after all, not just to explore the west, but to open the continent for American domination. Sacajawea hardly even made an appearance on this monument, despite the fact that the company dog was also featured bigger-than-life at the feet of the two explorers.
We would have loved to spend more time on the beach, but we had to rush back to Portland to meet with the phantom manager of the Chinese restaurant (mentioned in the previous post).