This was taken right after the Nancy Kerrigan fiasco at the Olympics. We were at Shoji's Restaurant with a big group of friends and Tanya was there! She made bets with a few guys to arm wrestle (one being me)....We all lost to the skating queen....BIG TIME. There is also a photo of Tanya holding me in her arms like she was carrying a baby! That was another bet I lost. This is one strong ice skater now turned boxer.
Back in the day before McDonald's had a zillion locations, the fries were so hot you had to let them sit for a spell. Today when you order they are luke warm or cold. Nobody speaks english and the restaurants are filthy. But I remember the great days when Ray Kroc ran a terrific operation.
When I was a kid it was one of the best and most fun places to eat while pulling into Lincoln City Oregon. The Pixie opened in the 1930's at Oceanlake, Oregon, which is now Lincoln City. Along with the restaurant came "Pixieland" which was opened in 1967. It was a 57 acre "fairytale Story Of Oregon" complete with a frontier village, canoe docks, children's zoo, tree-house, Indian Village, merry-go-round and Ferris wheel.....Oh and the famous log flume thrill ride! Cost was estimated at two million dollars and the owner, Jerry Parks hired two former Disneyland creators to help design the park.
Pixieland closed within four years. The rides and buildings were all torn down. The Log Flume Ride was sold to Lagoon Amusement park in Farmington Utah where it still amazes kids to this day. Over the years The Pixieland Kitchen changed hands several times and it operated for over 60 years. In the late 80's it vanished with its funny mirrors and all. It was truly a wonderful place and filled with the best memories.