Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sand and Sea

Last Saturday my sweetheart and I drove ninety miles to the Oregon Coast where I met some girlfriends who were camping in their vintage trailers by the sea.  One of the gals owns a wonderful beach house just above the waves. She had invited me to join her and the other gals for lunch at her beautiful home.  My sweetheart dropped me off a bit early.  When she invited me to come in I thought I must be in Heaven!  Oh, to have a place where the sand and the sea is just steps away!  The view from her living room was breath-taking.  The sun was shining bright which made it hard to get good photos.Lincoln City LunchThe house wasn’t large but when I stepped out on the deck it seemed the whole world was at their doorstep.  The view from the side deck would have been enough to capture my heart. . .Lincoln City Lunch 2 But the deck wrapped around the side and entire front of the house, giving the feeling we were on top of the world!  To the south – as far as my eye could see – the sea.  And sand.Lincoln City Lunch 3And there was more to the north.  See the wooden walkway?Lincoln City Lunch 4It leads to stairs that take you down the side of the bluff to the sand below.Lincoln City Lunch 5After a lunch of salad – made of sliced tomatoes and sliced mozzarella cheese topped with chopped fresh basil and a drizzle of olive oil – chicken served with rice followed by Marionberry pie with ice cream, and a good, long visit, we went back to the campground.  Some of us headed out to see The Connie Hansen Garden – a beautiful garden in the heart of the coastal city.  It’s hidden from view but well worth seeing.  You can read more about it here.Lincoln City Lunch 6We didn’t get to see much of the garden.  It was closed for a wedding that was about to begin.  We saw a little corner that was in bloom – and we saw the bride.  I decided I must go back to wander the paths and take in the beauty there soon. Lincoln City Lunch 7Two of the gals in the car that I rode in had never been to the Oregon Coast before.  Our driver decided it was time for them to be initiated – they must walk in the sand and stick their toes in the chilly, cold waters of the Pacific Ocean.  Off we went to a favorite roadside beach.  The sun was warm but a strong wind was blowing.  It didn’t stop people from enjoying the beach – and it didn’t stop us.  Off came our shoes and into the sand we walked.  The sand was very fine.  And warm to our toes.  Down to the water’s edge for the gals to walk into the water for a minute or two and then back to the sand to warm our toes.Lincoln City Lunch 8We went back to camp where I had time to visit with the gals, to hear of their adventures over the weekend – and to know that I want to join them again when they return to the beach next year! 

What did my sweetheart do while I was playing with my friends?  He and Joey walked on the beach, had lunch (yes, Joey had lunch, too!) and enjoyed a couple of shops that my sweetheart enjoys.  He picked me up late in the afternoon and we headed for a favorite place for some chowder and fish tacos.  Then home again (with a stop to see friends on the way).  It was a gorgeous day – a day with friends and my sweetheart at the beach.  We will return soon.  Very soon.  And I can’t wait!  

5 comments:

  1. Oh I just love our Oregon beaches. What a special day you had. I have visit the Connie Hanson gardens and plan to visit again in September. We have rented a house in Lincoln City for a week and I am thoroughly look forward to it. You just tease me with your visits to the beach.

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  2. The beach is beautiful! I think I need a day at the beach to just soak up the sun and walk in the sand:>) I'm glad you had such a wonderful time.

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  3. What beautiful pictures. Such fun times you are having and memories being made! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  4. Oh, how lovely! I am drooling over that deck and the view. It's kind of funny to this Florida gal to see people with jackets on at the beach in July. I guess it's far enough North that it's cool along the coast.

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  5. How wonderful, the house views.

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