Sunday, July 9, 2017

Oregon 2017

Well, we made it back safe and sound and full of the sea. I feel very content and happy. The sea does that to me. It amazes me how it can be so different each day. One day, still and foggy and not making a sound. The next, it is dark green and the waves are pounding the rocks. I love it's change-a-bility! 

We flew out on my favorite Griz plane, leaving hot sunny weather and trading it for cool and misty for our first evening. Picked up our groceries and then to the condo to set up our home base. Hubby loves to do a puzzle and I just love to sit and read and gaze out at the sea. And look for whales and pelicans!

One of our favorite places to visit is Cape Foulweather and the Marine Gardens. The stance you see me in, is "looking for agates and sea glass" position....lol I was lucky and found a little pile. Hubby found a lovely sea urchin shell in the tide pools. 

Newport, is a great town and filled with many shops and restaurants. Plus it is a functioning fish distribution area. So along with the pretty stuff, you have to take the smell of fish. I never mind it. Adds to the charm of the place. 

Though I usually cook in the condo each night, we love trying out the local eateries. My all time fav is Tidal Raves with such a gorgeous view from every table. And the food is exceptional!

Every other year we go to the Newport Aquarium. I have a very soft spot for this place ever since we saw Keiko the Whale there. They had a new exhibit called Big Bites and it was such fun. Look at that fish above, it is called a Parrot Fish and I fell in love. So lovely! 

Each year we go down to Florence for their Wings and Wheels Show. I drop hubby off at the airport and then I go shopping in Old Town. This year he was able to get a ride in a Bi-Plane and he was thrilled. That was one happy flyboy! One of the last things we do each year is to visit the beach and campground that we first came to when we were first married - Beverly Beach. It is such a lovely place. We roll down the windows and smell the campfires and smile, as we remember all the times we flew our kites and gathered cobbles. Always, Kit

I am linking to Mosaic Mondays at Normandy Life.


oldgreymareprimitives said...

Sounds perfect <3

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What another sweet adventure for you two. You look happy.


Pom Pom said...

Yay! You took some cute photos, Kit! Your ocean vacay looked great!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Gosh that looks like a good time. I was raised on Lake Michigan and though we live only 1/2 hour away, it's MY thing and not Terry's so we rarely go. Love your Pictures!!
xx, Carol

Diane said...

A time by the ocean has to be wonderful. I envy your husband. I would love that, too. Diane

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I feel the same way about spending time at the ocean...it leaves me feeling so good about life! Love your photos...what a wonderful time you've had! Hugs, Diane

Angie said...

Kit - I love your pictures of the sea. If I was ever to leave the mountains of Montana, it would be for the beaches of Oregon or Washington. There is something broody about those beaches that really appeals to me, and your pictures captured it well. Have a wonderful week!

Lorrie said...

You feel the same as I do about the ocean. When we are out on the boat it's as if the world and all its cares falls away. I'm often in the same position as you (bent over) on the beach. There are treasures to discover! Hope you're enjoying your summer days.

Maggie said...

What a great place to be able to escape to for some peace and quiet, your days there sound idyllic and restorative, no wonder you both look so happy.
Thanks for joining us for Mosaic Monday this week.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. One of these days I'm going to make it to Oregon. Such a diverse state for exploring!