Saturday, July 31, 2021


I was still hemming and hawing a month before on whether we should go. Covid was still happening and tho we were both vaccinated, how safe would we be? How were the airlines handling it? Was Oregon even open? Well, I did my research and we took a leap of faith. And everything worked out. Alaska Air was wonderful, masks required and our flight was only half full. Once we got to Oregon, we could relax. Our stores and restaurants were open and masks were being worn everywhere. Sigh of relief. I felt safe. 

Now for the pics! We got our rental car and for the week we were from It really comes in handy when you're trying to change lanes in Portland. Everyone stays away from "Out of towners!" With a shaken fist! The drive is gorgeous. And the condo a welcome sight. 

Our first day on the coast is always spent at Cape Foulweather and Newport. Sadly the gift shop was still closed But we wandered the shops of Newport and had a lovely lunch at Local Ocean. Yummy crab!

Headed north to Cannon Beach next. What a pretty town! The flowers always amaze me. Found my favorite antique store and bought a vintage sewing basket. The drive was so lovely and I always get a kick out of the giant marshmallows (wrapped hay bales) in all the fields.

We spend a lot of our time just relaxing at the condo. The view is beautiful and so private. But we headed to my favorite beach, the Marine Gardens in search of sea glass and agates. And were not disappointed. A lovely lunch at Kyllos in Lincoln City of clam chowder really made my day.

Traveled south to Florence. On the way, we hit the Flea Market in Waldport and that place never disappoints. A wander in old town and the harbor and a great lunch at the Zebra Bar. I really would have loved to have that

On our last full day we went to the Oregon Coast Aquarium to see their new exhibit, SeeTime. A wonderful display. The perfect way to cap off our trip. I am so glad we took this trip. It recharged us and gave us new stories. I found some lovely treasures and just enjoyed watching the sea. And being with my best friend. Always, Kit

I am linking up with Letting Go of the Bay Leaf for Mosaic Monday!

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Summer is here!

I am so drowsy. It is hot out! For about 3 weeks it has been sunny and in the 90's. I try and get up early, but I am no early riser. And I tend my yard and flower pots. Lots of watering. Everything is looking good and I am happy with the design. I hide inside with my AC and read and keep up on my politics.  From my seat, there is a lot of lovely green and birds to soothe me, after the 

I never got a June post in since we were away the end of the month, in Oregon. Not much happened in June. I planted flowers and took care of some pesky medical procedures. Let me tell you, do not delay if you are 45 and older and get a Colonoscopy. Mine was a routine one and all is fine but they did remove 3 polyps and two could have turned into cancer. So great to get them taken care of. But we did celebrate the best father I have ever known. The father of my children. You know him as Hubby. We had a great time, he got some great presents and a lovely visit from our kids. And we all shared a nice Chocolate cream pie!

We got away to Oregon and I was still so nervous to see what it was going to be like to fly and travel with Covid still causing problems. All in all, it was lovely. And I will detail the trip in my next post with lots of pictures. It is now nice to be back home and working on projects. But I sure miss the temps of the Coast! Always, Kit