Friday, June 27, 2014

Getting ready...

Every year my hubby and I take a vacation to the Oregon Coast. Well, at least now it is every year. There were a few lean years when we couldn't go. :(  We started out camping in a tent, then on to using an RV with kids in tow, and now we lease a condo, on the edge of the earth, just the two of us. :) It's our haven. Our second home. The way we regroup and recharge and fall in love all over again. So important to do.

When we found this place, we felt like like we had hit the jackpot. It reminds me of the scene in the movie, The Holiday, when Cameron Diaz searches the internet and finds this quaint cottage in England. Bingo! So many things online are not as they seem, and I was skeptical. I even emailed them and asked if the photos were real. They were. When we walked thru that door for the first time, we could not believe it, the place was upscale, beautiful, decorated with nautical art and the view was incredible. High above the sea, from North to South all we could see was the sea. I think we stood there like idiots just grinning. A bottle of wine welcomed us, and we cheered to fate and the sea and to us.

Cameron's Cottage

Our condo!

Now, it has been 10 years. Wow! And we are heading back. And the feeling we get when we unlock that door is always the same. We head out the sliding doors, holding each others hands and we stand there and grin ear to ear. Always, Kit

This way, to happiness. :)


FlowerLady Lorraine said...


Pom Pom said...

Woo hoo! Have a great time! Did you know that the cottage in The Holiday isn't real? It was a set and they dismantled it after the movie. SAD!

Susan said...

It all sounds pretty wonderful to me, Kit. Hope your holiday is absolutely flawless. Susan

Liz D said...

It sounds so wonderful. Enjoy every moment, dear Kit!


Lurena Sheary Williamson said...

Have a magical time. Such a great post about feeding the soul and the relationship. I wish you and your hubby the very best!

Diane said...

I don't like to be envious but I am. The smell of sea water and the roar of the ocean --wow! Enjoy every minute, Kit.