Monday, October 6, 2008

Greetings from Oregon

Hello once again, my friends and fellow bloggers! I hope your week is off to a fantastic start!

As for Lee and I, we've enjoyed being "on the road" the past couple of days, and are now looking forward to a few days here on the Oregon Coast.

Although the weather here is rainy and chilly this evening, we're hopeful that we might have one or two sunny days before we leave! Luckily, our room has a gas fireplace, so we're staying cozy and warm right now, as we listen to the whistling of the wind and the sound of the ocean waves.

Just for fun, in case some of you might enjoy seeing them, I'm posting a few snapshots that I took today during our drive, and after we arrived here at Cannon Beach.

I actually posted these photos in order of the day, and then realized after they were loaded onto my Blog that they're backwards, so please forgive! As you look at them, they actually go from later in our trip to earlier in our trip.

Here's a very tame seagull that was standing on the overhang just off our balcony, braced against the wind earlier this evening, and (I'm sure) hoping for a handout. I call him Sammy.

Lee took this shot of the beach and ocean from our balcony late this afternoon. I think that's a little lighthouse on that tiny island in the distance.

Here we were on the highway from Portland to Cannon Beach, which is about 90 or so miles away, with some beautiful mountain forest in between.

This was a street in Portland as we were passing through. I think the architecture of these older houses near downtown is very interesting.

And here, we're entering Portland.

This is a picture of a portion of the Columbia River as we were making the drive from Pendleton to Portland, Oregon. I actually took the shot from the car, and cropped out the guard rail before I posted this picture. The Columbia River is one of the biggest rivers I've seen, and Interstate 84 runs alongside it for many miles.

And here's a historical sign about Oregon, that is posted at one of the pullout View Areas along the Columbia River.

Tomorrow, we plan to check out some of the art galleries and gift shops here in Cannon Beach, which is quite an artsy community and a tourist attraction.

Now that I was pleasantly surprised that we actually have wi-fi in our room, I'll be able to update my Blog at least a couple more times while we're on vacation!

Until we meet again. . . . . . . may we all continue to find creative energy not only in our travels but in our everyday experiences.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

It sounds like your trip is a great one. Your pictures are wonderful as usual.! I didn't realize you were staying right on the beach.! I can't wait to see and hear more.! Have a great time.