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Tsunami Signs

Tsunami Evacuation signs are everywhere in the area where we are staying. Is there anyplace in the world that is safe? Florida has sinkholes, and hurricanes. Seattle has earthquakes. Only in Oregon have I seen Tsunami Evacuation signs, but . . . would Kuwait be vulnerable to a Tsunami? If there were a tsunami, where would we run to? Where would we be safe?

In one place, on a high hill, we saw a sign saying Tsunami safe haven, but it was a long way up that hill and you are supposed to run, not drive, because they are afraid of gridlock with people trying to drive to get away. I am thinking a lot of people would probably die trying to run up that hill!

Here’s a sign you’ll be happy to see:

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August 7, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Riverside BBQ in Seaside, OR

AdventureMan and I love eating out in Kuwait, and the only thing we really yearn for are: genuine Mexican food, Vietnamese food, and southern (USA) Barbecue. When we come to the US we make sure to sample those three main food groups. And we laugh at ourselves, because when we are in the US, we are always looking for a good Middle Eastern restaurant. 🙂

We all had a yearning for barbecue today, so we stopped by a little pink restaurant by the side of Highway 101 in Seaside that had two smokers outside. The smell was divine.


They had an extensive menu – beef, chicken and pork, and loads of sides – cornbread, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, cole slaw – just to name a few. Here were some of the platters:

This was the smoked chicken salad

This was the smoked chicken salad

The Meat Lover\'s Platter

The Meat Lover's Platter

The Rib dinner

The Rib dinner

The Rib platter for two with a side of potato salad

The Rib platter for two with a side of potato salad

The counter where you order

The counter where you order

The food was delicious. We ordered way too much – we had no idea how much food would come with each order. We boxed up the rest and brought it home to warm up later when we get hungry again, if ever.

August 7, 2008 Posted by | Cross Cultural, Eating Out, ExPat Life, Food, Living Conditions, Travel | | 6 Comments