Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Oregon 2018

Here I am! Well I can certainly tell I am not at the sea anymore. 96 degrees yesterday and the rest of this week will be in the high 80's. Summer is definitely here. But for awhile I basked in the high 60's and the cool ocean breeze. It was lovely. I love my cool weather. And crashing waves and seagulls. And seafood. And sunsets. And boats. And..... I think you get the picture. I love the sea! 

Our flights were great and so much better than the 2 day drive to get here. We were even able to visit my favorite antique store on the drive to the coast and I got a lovely yellow watering can.  The condo looked even more incredible with new beaded pillows and art. And our bottle of wine was waiting for us. Perfect after a long day. The next day, we visited Cape Foulweather (I would love to make this place my home.) What a view!

One of the many things we love to do is go to the Marine Gardens. On that fish plate are all the treasures we found in one visit. Sea glass, shells, agates, cobbles and polished stones. And one of the main things I do is eat Clam Chowder. Everyone says they make the best, but by far my favorite is at Kyllo's in Lincoln City. 

I love the "kitschyness" of seaside towns. Lots of color and windsocks. And the flowers are incredible. Anything grows in Oregon! 

Quiet pensive moments were aplenty. We take time to just be and to sit. My favorite part of the trip. Just going full steam is tiresome and I loved my mornings spent in front of the sea, sipping my coffee and watching the whales and seabirds. 

Meet our seagull. He was a daily visitor and there were times I thought he would walk right Nice to have a pet since I missed my cats. Hubby put together 2 puzzles this trip. He loves it. Me? Not so much. But I do love Coconut

While there, we travel up and down the coast. To Cannon Beach and then south to Florence. We walk on beaches, visit antique stores and galleries, and sometimes see something never seen before. A dog in his very own trailer, rolling down Hwy 101 and having the time of his life. Just like I felt. :) Always, Kit

                                        My new treasures! 

I am linking up to Normandy Life for Mosaic Monday! 


oldgreymareprimitives said...

Happy happy days :D

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

It all looks so lovely. I've not been to Oregon but hope to visit someday. It seems to have so much to offer. Glad you had another fabulous trip!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I have never seen the sea. BUT, I was raised in a town on Lake Michigan and have a love of the Lake and miss living there so much. I often wonder where my life would have gone if I had not moved away. Was it one of those stupid things you do when you are young, or was it the best thing I ever did? I'm happy so I guess it was a smart move. Our temps in Northern Indiana are in the high 80's with high humidity which is above the norm for now. I love the hot days without humidity so these past weeks have led to limiting time outside. But I bet you are glad to be back home!
xx, Carol

Pom Pom said...

I love the Oregon coast, too. LOVE! You had lots of fun! I wonder if I could make clam chowder with coconut milk. I do love some clam chowder.
I don't like jigsaw puzzles either. I can always think of a million other things to do.
It's hot here, too. Argh. I'm about ready to fill the kiddie pool and take up all the space with an air mattress. No, I'll go to the mall and walk around instead. Happy gardening, Kit!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a fabulous trip! I would have been happy with the seaglass! Great photos! Hope you get to move there some day...or at least vacation there again! Hugs!

Angie said...

Kit - I can feel the peace and ocean breezes wafting out of your post … I love a good clam chowder AND jigsaw puzzles, so can you smuggle me along next time? We are getting ready for our Europe trip - depart Wednesday - and I am ready for our turn to relax after hosting the in-laws and throwing a couple of big parties … aaahhhh.

And I noticed how you used the same format for all your mosaics - neat!!!

Maggie said...

Loved visiting the Oregon coast with you and experiencing the amazing views; food; kitch; antiques; sea, did I mention food? You've reminded me how much we both love clam chowder perhaps I'll make some if I find fresh clams at the market on Thursday.
Thanks for joining us for MM again this week.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How fun to see my own State from Montana eyes!! So glad you enjoyed your visit. We live inland from Florence and are familiar with the entire Oregon Coast ... loved your take ... it really is a beautiful beautiful state. Thanks for sharing the love.

Sandra said...

Beautiful pics. I lover the beach. Have a happy day. Greetings.