I wish you were sitting beside me so you could see what I see! I am in a gorgeous condo watching the waves of the Pacific Ocean crash on huge rocks below. The Oregon Coast is so diverse – and gorgeous. Just a few miles either direction from here are wide, sandy beaches and waves that are more gentle as they come ashore. Here, not so much! Especially today. There is a storm brewing outside and I’m loving it! I just wish I could stay!Three days ago we brought my dear, little mother to the Oregon Coast. This trip was a gift from her family for her ninetieth birthday. She was so overwhelmed when we told her of this gift that she was nearly speechless. She was born and raised on the coast of California. I think the sea is in her blood! Two months ago she told me she didn’t think she would ever get to see the ocean again – she just couldn’t make the hour and a half trip over and back in one day – the way my sweetheart and I often do. Our family wanted to give her a gift – something special – that would have meaning to her. As we talked, I suggested this trip. What a perfect choice we made. I wish you could have seen her face when she first saw the ocean the day we arrived. And the condo we rented is gorgeous. Just above the waves. This is the view we enjoyed the first two days after we arrived.We were blessed with a beautiful sunset the first evening we were here – we’ve had a bit of everything. And we’ve loved every change that’s come. We’ve had a front row seat!The weather began to change yesterday – and we loved it!
No matter the weather, we’ve enjoyed every minute here together. We’ve been so thankful that we brought my dear mother to this special place. No regrets about our decision. Ever! This trip will stay in our hearts forever.