Showing posts from October 27, 2013

The Oregon Coast - Some of Nature's Most Beautiful Sights, Part 4

We had a perfect start to our morning!  We headed over to Shear Pleasures for a 90 minute full body deep tissue massage (I know - two massages in a week - I'm getting spoiled!)  It was heaven! Massage Therapists Amy and Dean Shanne's masseuse told her to go right from the salon to see the sights at Ecola, Indian Beach, and Cannon Beach and that is what we did.  OH MY GOODNESS!   I honestly cannot express how incredibly beautiful it was!  I wish that there were some way to describe the sight from Indian Beach. . .the majestic cliffs surrounding the sand beaches with the waves crashing to shore.  It was a sight I will never forget! We went to a fun little place called Cheri's Cafe for lunch.  I really don't like fish, but decided that I would give it a try since I was on the coast.  I ordered a fish sandwich, made with breaded tuna, and it wasn't too bad.  We also had some bread pudding that was heavenly! That night I stayed back at the condo and

The Oregon Coast - Some of Nature's Most Beautiful Sights, Part 3

Our condo was located right on the beach.  It was so incredibly relaxing to just sit on the beach and listen to the waves.  The wind was blowing just enough to keep the air a brisk temperature, but not bad.  I was continually amazed at the size of the beaches in Oregon, it seemed as though there was miles of sand to get to the water! We spent most of the next day enjoying the beach at Seaside as well as shopping on Broadway at the cute little shops. That afternoon we headed a short way up the highway to Sunset Beach - a place where you could actually drive along the beach.  We drove and drove and drove and never hit the end, although on the north end we did run into a rusted piece of a ship.  The beach went on and on forever!  It was so beautiful! For dinner that night we ate at the Pig N'Pancake (mostly because I loved the name of the restaurant!  The food HAS to be good at a restaurant named Pig N'Pancake - right?)  Later Shanne got herself some marionberry pie - mar

The Oregon Coast - Some of Nature's Most Beautiful Sights, Part 2

Day 3 of our vacation was spent driving down the coast and back.  I believe we saw some of the most amazing scenery that I have ever seen!  I took picture after picture hoping that there was some way to capture the splendor I was seeing, but of course nothing is as good as being there in person. We stopped at Tillamook for some cheese and yummy ice cream.  There we met some fun ladies there having a high school reunion vacation.  They were so fun that we just had to take their picture! At the Waterfront in Newport we saw sea lions, literally less than 10 feet below us.  We had a great time listening to them bark and watching them jump and swim! The sunset was incredible!  We drove up the coast trying to get pictures. We stopped in Lincoln for a fantastic hamburger at McMenamins.  The waiter treated us to "Portland's own natural ketchup - it's gluten free!" The only down side to the whole day was that we didn't notice a sign indicating a decreas

The Oregon Coast - Some of Nature's Most Beautiful Sights, Part 1

I have always heard that the Oregon Coast has some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, so naturally I had a desire to see it!  When the opportunity came up, I jumped at the chance.  Shanne and I decided that we needed to use some of my WorldMark credits and treat ourselves to a vacation.  Who could pass up an opportunity like that?  Not me!  Beautiful countryside, beaches, and spending time with Shanne - all the ingredients necessary for a perfect vacation! We took off Saturday morning and flew into Portland.  From the airport we drove up to Multnomah Falls.  WOW!  The falls were absolutely incredible, and when surrounded by the colorful, fall leaves it felt like we were in a gorgeous painting! We then drove to our hotel near the Portland Temple.  After checking in and changing clothes, we headed to the temple for a session.  We got to spend extra time in the chapel while an American Sign Language group went before us. After the temple we headed into Downtown Portlan

October Challenge #28— Record something that happened in the last week.

I had the opportunity to go to the Portland Temple this last week.  It was so beautiful!  I love the fact that there are so many temples that you can find one almost anywhere you go!  And, no matter where you go, and no matter how different the building itself is, the feeling inside is always the same.  Peace, joy, love.

October Challenge #27--How do you do your laundry?

I don't - if I can get away with it!  I'm really not sure why I procrastinate doing laundry, it really isn't something that I hate. I have a sorting basket near the washer where I sort into darks, mediums, and whites.  My favorite laundry detergent is Gain - I just love the smell! If I am being productive and on top of things I pull the things that need to hang right out of the dryer and hang them on a rod near the dryer, but to be truthful that doesn't happen very often! I love to fold the laundry while sitting on my bed watching television.  That is just about the only time I will sit and watch a whole show at one time!  I don't mind folding the laundry at all - but I really don't like putting it away!  I have to give myself a good talking to each time to make myself put it away!  It is a good thing that I almost always can talk myself into it! I just got a cool shirt-folding tool that makes folding t-shirts so much easier! I LOVE it because everythi