We've had an assortment of weather since we arrived at the beach. It rained on the way here but when we got here it had cleared up and was actually dry and WARM when we were backing the trailer in. I am the person who stands outside giving hand signals when Dayle is backing in. So, I was happy for the warmth and dryness. :-) On Wednesday we went out for lunch at a Mexican restaurant and we did some sightseeing, it was grey and cloudy but no rain. Here is one of my favorite things to take photos of.. a little group of islands in Siletz Bay at Taft.
NOT the best photos as it was so grey.
On the spit that makes the bay there are always some seals on the beach where they're safe from people.
The beach at Taft was nearly gone with high tide.. this is looking across at the spit and the ocean beyond.
Seals are pretty cute.
We drove up the Siletz River to check on my favorite "nurse log".. I was happy to see it doing well and looking beautiful.
Nature certainly planted a beautiful garden, didn't it?
Of course we drove on a bit further to see the house built for the movie "Sometimes a Great Notion".. I found out you can rent this to stay in.. wouldn't that be amazing? Click HERE to see photos of the interior.
We then returned to our trailer for the evening. Then the rain began. All the sudden a leak happened next to my chair.. drip drip drip.. DRIPPPPP.. POUR.. Dayle quickly grabbed a bin that we had brought and put it next to me on a chair.. it poured outside.. and we had to add a cook-pot to the table to catch more drips.. the bin filled up halfway which D emptied before we went to bed. It was half filled again yesterday morning.. we had to come up with a plan. Thankfully the rain quit in the early afternoon. Dayle had to unhook all the hookups and hook up the trailer, move it out and he put 2 2x8 pieces of lumber down to lift up that side of the trailer.. and I signaled to him while he moved the trailer back. We haven't had any rain since.. but we hope that works! :-)
After the trailer moving.. we headed off north to have lunch at the Otis Cafe -- we pass it coming and going but always have the trailer behind us so we don't stop. So, we drove there as Dayle has never dined there and I tried it out when I was at the coast with my friend Sally and it's really fun and good.
The interior is so charming and so are the window boxes full of red geraniums.
The yellow walls, white trim, red gingham valances and wood booths make it a happy place to be.
There is also a lunch counter with stools and LOTS of signs and coffee cups.
I had a halibut sandwich on a homemade bun with house-made potato salad. It was yummy!
Dayle had a breakfast meal.. a chicken fried pork cutlet with hash browns and gravy..
AND.. 2 eggs over easy and toast.. using their home-made bread, wheat and a dark molasses. It was delicious! But of course he could not eat all of that and brought half of it home.
We stopped after lunch at the hardware store for a roll of plastic and some duct tape in case the leak returns and we get more rain.
I worked feverishly to finish flowers for the hats and had trouble as the sun was shining in my eyes, but my nephew and his wife were bringing their 3 little girls to visit us in the evening and I wanted them to be ready to give to the girls.
All done! My nephew and his wife brought the girls by in the evening.. Ella is in 1st grade, Zuzu is almost 3 and new baby JoJo.. just a few months old. OH.. she is so cute! All of them are adorable and I'm happy to report that all the hats fit them perfectly. I don't have a photo as they don't place photos of the kids on the internet.. but trust me.. they're beautiful girls and looked so cute in their hat. We had such a nice visit!!
I have a few sunset photos to share with you..
This one reminds me of a Monet painting.
And then the sky was pretty in pink.
We're off for some more adventures soon. I must say we're enjoying our beach time! We're off for lunch soon. What kind of adventure can we find today? What are you up to? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)