There were more beds than we could use. Comfortable beds. Oh, so comfortable. A main floor bedroom was perfect for my dear mother. She felt lost in the king-sized bed. She decided there was room for four people in that big bed!My sweetheart and I had an upstairs master bed and bath that was fit for a king and queen. I think it ruined us. Now we want a a big bedroom and a master bathroom. With a view. And the sound of the ocean to lull us to sleep at night. In front of the window were two rocking chairs. Placed for relaxing and watching the sea and sky. In two corners were wonderful soft suede chairs and lamps. Quiet corners. Peaceful places to read or think. Just outside the master bedroom door was a wonderful sitting room with two futons and a TV. Lincoln City, Oregon is known for kites. On the beach. Kite shops. Kite festivals. What a great way to decorate a special place in this home. Across the room - more kites. An alcove off the upstairs sitting room was turned into a wonderful bedroom. Complete with pocket doors to close it off and give privacy. This house has a nice apartment-sized unit downstairs that can be rented separately or together with the upstairs home. Together 16 people can easily sleep and play and have a great time. Looking at the back of the house gives you an idea of the size of this home. And a hot tub on each level. We are thinking of renting the entire home for a family reunion with our children and grandchildren sometime later this year. We would have plenty of space - and TWO hot tubs! My sweetheart and I enjoyed the hot tub on the deck. We loved a late-night 'soak' in the relaxing water as we watched the waves and stars. The perfect way to end the day.I enjoyed early mornings alone in the hot tub while my family and much of the world around us slept. So quiet. So restful. So needed. Time for reflection. Meditation. Prayer. Quiet thoughts. The view was more than could be imagined. It added to the restful time alone. Just God and me. Alone. Enjoying His creation.And a special treat. Watching the sunrise. Spectacular!We had such a good time together. A special time. Just the three of us. Making memories that will last for a lifetime. We didn't walk on the beach. Our days at the coast were for my dear mother. We did what she wanted to do. And what her health could handle. There was time for quiet conversation. Private moments.Time for my sweetheart to work on a Suduko puzzle or two.Visits to places dear to my mother's heart. A bookstore full of books new and old. Time spent in antique stores.
And time together for a special birthday dinner in a great restaurant overlooking the waves at sunset.
Best of all - just time together. We loved the sign above our table.
We were blessed with fantastic weather. A special gift for our days at the beach. The sunshine was a wonderful respite after several weeks of cold and icy weather. Coats weren't needed - just sweaters. A reminder that Spring really isn't too far away. Sunset over the ocean is always such a phenomal experience. We watched it from our deck. And from our car as we drove past Siletz Bay to the south.
It was hard to leave but we will return again. When we do we will enjoy it again. But we will always treasure these days away together. Making memories. Precious memories.