Monday, May 29, 2006

IT DOESN'T TAKE VERY LONG TO GET THERE







One thing I love about this area of Oregon is that you can be on the coast in about an hour to an hour and a half. There are big and little state parks up and down the coast. And plenty of little turn outs and scenic areas when you can just sit down with a sandwich and a drink and just watch the ocean.







We went over yesterday and caught up with a good friend at Yachats where she was doing an event at a really nice craft show. Had a little trouble finding their spot, but I spotted a couple of her filled pastry pockets going by. Mom and I hung around until closing time. They had some great things to show. One crafter had wonderful, very colorful fused glass pendants; another had some great crystals and spiral pendants, some fantastic chocolates, some neat artwork and just lots of other neat things. So, what did we end up with? The vendor carrying some great glass wind chimes also had some beautiful iris bulbs for sale. We got the irises. We already have two sets of wind chimes. I don’t really need any more chocolate, so on and so forth.







So, after everything was cleaned up we all went down to Florence, had a great dinner, a couple of hours of great conversation and just had a good time. Didn’t want the day to end so we did have a kind of late start back. Parts of 126 are pretty twisty, and not the most fun to drive after dark. I’d just pull off the road and let the speed demons go zooming by. At least the rain we had almost all weekend had pretty much cleared out.







On the way up, we stopped at one of the state parks and I had a chance to get a few pictures between showers. Not great shots but fairly decent quickie shots.

4 comments:

tenyearnap said...

You're making me miss the beach!! We have a trip to San Diego planned for next week so hopefully that will quench my longing for the tides for awhile.

lisaram1955 said...

We had a great time, too.  Thanks for coming out! :)  Lisa  :-]

toonguykc said...

After seeing the pics you post, I understand a little better now about why you are so inspired and serene.  That kind of natural beauty suits you well!!

XOXOX
Russ

lightyears2venus said...

There was an article about Florence in our Sunday travel section recently showcasing a cave where seals congregate (if I can remember correctly--you know how you read something and don't expect to quote it later).  It sounded lovely, as does your day.
*debbi*