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Seaway Dance Hall at Copalis Beach Rocked Out

By Wm. May
Published: 03/01/17 Topics: Comments: -

Seaway Dance Hall at Copalis Beach Washington State

Just West of the Green Lantern Tavern in Copalis Beach Washington State is a very strange looking building where Rock and Roll reigned supreme in the 1960's.

Hundreds of thousands of Quonset huts were produced by the U.S. Military in World War Two,These prefabricated structures of galvanized steel were semicircular cross-selection looked like half of barrel looking upside down on the ground.

After the war, Quonset huts were sold as surplus to the public and a very large version ended up along side the road by the Pacific ocean where enterprising music lovers decided it would be a perfect venue for the hoards of teenagers who came to the beach each weekend.

Dubbed the Seaway Dance Hall, many young rock bands got their first serious gigs there and my group "The District Five" was one of them.

At the age of 15, we were made to feel like stars as the walls of the hut seemed to pulse and swell by guitar amps played far too loud and dancers who jumped, and yelled and screamed. We played a little better, played a little longer and glowed with the acceptance the crowds gave us as we were starting our musical careers.

Bigger name bands from Washington State and the Northwest also appeared including names that may be unfamiliar except by those who haunted the Seaway all summer long.

Bands like - The Beachcombers, Little Bill & The Bluenotes, The Candidos, The Chaotics (Sumner), The Chessmen, Dennis Wayne and the Cole Jets, The Epics, The Frantics, The Galaxies, The Intricates, Noblemen, Cymantha McGugin & The Cherry Frost , The Titans.

The Seaway also showed movies during the slow season, but the wise owner had put the chairs onto risers which could be rolled out of the building to clear the floor for dances which were only held in the months of June, July and August.

Today the building sits dark and quiet just waiting for a new generate of music lovers to rediscover what great music, salt air and a bunch of fun loving people can do to transform a humble quonset hut into a musical manson, at least for a while.

Wm. May – Beach Lover
Plumbob Publishing
03/01/17

24 Miles of Canals at Ocean Shores

By William May
Published: 01/22/16 Topics: Ocean Shores WA Comments: -

I know you’ve heard places referred to as the Venice of the north or the Venice of where ever but in the case of Ocean Shores, With 24 miles of canals in a town with a population of less than 6,000, there might be more miles of canals than roads downtown. Read more

El Nino Looms; Don't Fret Too Much

By Taylor May
Published: 01/12/16 Topics: Comments: -

A magazine For skiers, snowboarders and everything snow started in 1964 now an online source of with news, comments, articles, photos and videos. If you slide, visit our Website and join the email list to get instant mountain info year round. Read more

If you're on the Washington or Oregon Coast - please check advisories

Published: 03/10/11 Topics: Comments: -

If you're on the Washington or Oregon Coast - please check advisories With the horrible Japan earthquake last night, warning are in place for the Washington and Oregon Coast today. Please keep watch for advisories and stay away from the Coast beaches as advised Read more

Happy Super Bowl Sunday

Published: 02/06/11 Topics: Comments: -

Finally the big game is here! Anyone traveling to watch it with friends? Read more

We're growing!

Published: 02/18/10 Topics: Comments: -

It's been almost 4 years since VacationHouse Destinations came to be the the little company that could. We've stayed true to our business model of finding top notch properties, providing exceptional custom Read more

Fun celebrity travel gossip

Published: 02/11/10 Topics: Comments: -

I thought this article was a fun read - there's some outrageous celebrity guest requests that get made at some hotel hotspots -everything from milking cows for fresh raw milk -to shipping 21 deer for a birthday present. Lucky for us, our guests are amazing! We're more than happy to help our guests with thi Read more

15th Annual Great Fruitcake Toss - Manitou Springs, Colorado

Published: 01/03/10 Topics: Comments: -

Let it Hurl!! You may have recycled the tree, put away the presents, and eaten the leftovers but have you dealt with the dreaded fruitcake from your Aunt Polly? If not, this is your opportunity. Head to Manitou Spring Read more

Have you seen our Twitter page?

Published: 01/03/10 Topics: Comments: -

If you haven't seen our Twitter page yet, take a peek now at www.twitter.com/vhdest In addition to this blog, we're utilizing that to give you heads up on special promotions, the latest travel news and rants and raves about traveling th Read more

Happy 2010!!

Published: 01/02/10 Topics: Comments: -

We want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year and thank you for your business! We look forward to providing you with exciting new properties, incredible deals, and as always - personalized service to make sure your next vacation is memora Read more

New Guidelines for Air Travel

Published: 01/02/10 Topics: Comments: -

Late last week, the TSA issued new guidelines for passengers following the Dec 25th events. The full statement from the TSA can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/yj4cbxr TSA has worked with airline and law enforcement authorities, as well as federal, state, local, and international partners to put additional Read more

Tips on how to conquer jet-lag during the holiday rush

Published: 12/01/09 Topics: Comments: -

The holidays are tough enough on our bodies, so why can’t we get to where we need to go and not worry about having our body-clocks catch up to the new timezone?? Unfortunately jet-lag is unavoidable, but you can try a few simple tips to m Read more

There's heavy snow in the Cascades this weekend!

Published: 11/07/09 Topics: Comments: -

The Washington state Department of Transportation has temporarily shut down two highways in the Cascade Mountains due to heavy snow from a fall storm and plans to close a third. The Washington state Department of Transportation has temporarily shut down two highways in the Cascade Mountains due t Read more

Leavenworth Fall Festivals in Full Swing!

Published: 10/19/09 Topics: Comments: -

Fall is here and that means the little town of Leavenworth will be gearing up for their famous Fall festivals. The mountain trees start to show off their glorious red, orange and yellow colors against the bright green evergreens. There's sti Read more

Swine Flu and travel insurance QA

Published: 10/04/09 Topics: Comments: -

I found a really good article about Swine flu and travel insurance...we don't offer travel insurance at this time for our homes but it's something we might consider in the future. Is swine flu covered by travel insurance? Read more

Razor clam digs are planned for the Washington Coast

Published: 10/04/09 Topics: Comments: -

If you're a fan of digging for Razor clams - get your boots and your shovel ready! Five razor clam digs have been planned: Oct 16-19, Nov 4-7, Nov 14-17, Dec 2-5, Dec 31-Jan 3. They are all evening digs. Our Pacific Beach and Ocean Read more

Leavenworth gets Amtrack service!

Published: 09/22/09 Topics: Comments: -

Amtrak has just announced train service from Seattle to Leavenworth beginning Friday September 25th. That means you can experience the fun of train travel and the charm of Leavenworth's Bavarian Village, without havin Read more

Why settle for a standard hotel room?

Published: 09/15/09 Topics: Comments: -

Comfortable pillows, homemade meals and bedrooms big enough to walk across without tripping over furniture. If you thought these were pleasures you had to give up when you decided to do take a vacation, guess again! Read more

Summer in Mazama is in full swing!!

Published: 07/16/09 Topics: Comments: -

The arrival of the very first Winthrop Artisan's Market has kicked off what promises to be a great summer in the Methow Valley filled with fun events and festivals and lots of sunshine! Read more

Ocean Shores Calendar of Events

Published: 06/30/09 Topics: Comments: -

There's some great events coming up at Ocean Shores. Let our Ocean Shores property be your home away from home as you're exploring Ocean Shores. Read more

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