Monday, September 7, 2015

An Unplanned Blog Break

I’m amazed that it’s been two months since I wrote my last post.  A blog break was not intended – but necessary.  All is fine here but life has been busy and some new things were added to our ‘plate’.  My sweetheart’s schedule has become crazy at times and that always affects mine.

In the middle of life it’s easy to forget to stop and take care of ourselves.  It's important to make sure we have time to relax and refresh.  We hadn't been able to go away together this year and we knew summer would soon be over.  A couple of weeks ago we quickly decided we simply must get away.  Our schedules are full with upcoming commitments and two hunting seasons that take my sweetheart away.  Winter will arrive shortly after he returns and the holiday season will begin so we knew we had to make it happen right away.  We did a quick search for a campground somewhere on the Oregon Coast with space available at such a late date, and – viola! – we found it.  A new-to-us place – Tillicum Beach Campground (between Waldport and Yachats for those who know the Oregon Coast) - is now at the top of our favorites list.  It’s a wonderful place and we plan to go again and again.  We couldn’t complain about our site – it was just right for us.  See who is enjoying the sunshine and sea breeze? Tillicum Beach - CampsiteThe weather was wonderful!  Two mornings we had brief rain showers but the rest of the time was sunny and warm and absolutely gorgeous.  We had nice views from our front window. . .Tillicum Beach Front ViewAnd our side window.  Pardon the reflection from the kitchen window.  There was no other way to capture this view.Tillicum Beach - Site Side ViewThe stairs down to the beach were just across the road from us.  The view from the top of the stairs would have been worth the walk from anywhere in the campground! Tillicum Beach - Stairs ViewThis beach is incredible.  Wide sandy beaches go on forever - to the north. . .
Tillicum Beach - North And to the south.
Tillicum Beach - SouthOur days were relaxed and without stress.  We walked on the beach more than once a day, talked about whatever came to mind, dreamed dreams, and marveled at the beauty of God’s ever-changing creation.  Our constant companion loved it all.  We didn’t have to say the word ‘beach’ twice before he was ready to go!Tillicum Beach - JoeyWe didn’t want to come home!  But we knew we must!  There are many things to share – and I will – but now I must be busy with ‘real’ life once again..

15 comments:

  1. It sounds wonderful, Adrienne, and those views are amazing. It's great that you, hubby, and your furry friend had some quality time together. I think we must take time for ourselves if we are going to be at our best for others.

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  2. i'm so glad you and the hubs (and joey!!) enjoyed time away in such a beautiful spot. well deserved, dear friend. great views from your site! does joey enjoy the water?

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  3. What a beautiful, peaceful place to stay. It sounds wonderful. You are so lucky to have each other and have the time to enjoy your companionship and love. Take care.

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  4. What a gorgeous place for an R & R! We were in that area for the first time ever this past June. I think our rental house was just 3-4 miles south of your campground - right where the sand changes to rocks. That area is now at the top of our favorites list! ~Jeanne

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  5. The longer I blog the more I realize that real life must take priority to the blogging schedule. Time together is precious! Your camping spot looks so beautiful, beach walks are one of my favorite ways to relax! I'm glad you had a good time, and glad to hear from you whenever you get the chance to update :)

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  6. so glad you were able to take time off...we've not left our place all summer but so much work going on here...we have a trip planned in the fall....cooler....:)

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  7. so you have two trailers? your little antique one then this one too? how nice. Glad you could get away that is so important. so glad the weather was nice too.

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  8. So nice to see your post and hear of your fun times.

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  9. Oh how wonderful, I am so envious. I have tried for us to get away but it just hasn't come together with our schedules. I am hoping in October for our anniversary. There is no where more beautiful than the Oregon Coast. I'm glad you had a wonderful time. Soon winter rains will be back and you will be so glad you went.

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  10. Loving all the pictures! So glad you are enjoying life my friend. God is so good to us. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  11. This sounds like perfection! Oh how I miss the beach when I haven't been for awhile. What a beautiful spot to camp.

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  12. What a beautiful place to camp. Glad you were able to get away. We all need that!

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  13. I'm so glad you were able to get away - it helps so much! blessings, marlene

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  14. Such a beautiful and peaceful location, Adrienne. I know you must love going there.

    Wanted to stop by and say hello, and let you know I think of you often. We are going through tough times dealing with my mother's dementia. It seems my days just get away from me.

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