Friday, April 27, 2012

Home Again, Home Again

Our last day at the beach dawned sunny and beautiful!  I checked my tide app on my iPhone and it said that low tide would be at 10:30 am, so hubby took the dog for a walk on the beach in the sunshine while I tidied up the trailer.  He brought home several more agates and one in particular is pretty.. he took this photo to show you the rocks in their "natural habitat". :-)
I took this photo of the adventurous duo as they headed out.
I laid all the agates in the sun for a photo. 
Here is the whole collection from "Beach Trip, April 2012".   
We stowed things for the trip and I helped hubby hook up the truck by directing him in backing up and lowering the trailer hitch onto the truck hitch.  I got some pretty photos of the fluffy clouds and sunlit ocean and beach before we headed out. 
This is the view south from our beach. 
This is the view north.  Do you see the rain falling in the distance? 
I got this shot of our trailer and truck in space #107.  This place, called Sea and Sand RV Park has 3 terraces up the bank so that all levels have a view.
Goodbye ocean. 
I got this photo of the clear cuts of our forest in the Van Duzer Corridor so you could see how we're decimating our forests here in Oregon.  I googled it and 60% of our trees and lumber are going to China.  They leave a "buffer" of trees along the highway, but it's stupid as you can see the leveled mountains all behind the faked out "forest".  ::sigh:: 
We took a new way home this time and it was neat to see the agricultural areas and big puffy clouds. 
 Here are some grain elevators across a green field of some sort of crop.  More rain coming down. :-)
I zoomed in a bit to see the elevators closer and a very active farm operation. 
And so we are home and mostly unpacked.  It was a nice vacation at the beach.  We'll be going back for Dayle's birthday in exactly 6 months!  I'm off to go swimming soon and our son Shawn is coming to visit this afternoon.  I hope you have fun plans for the weekend!  Our plans are to relax from our vacation. :-)  ((hugs)), Teresa :-) 


  1. Don't you love how you need a vacation in order to recover from your vacation?! I'm so glad you had a wonderful trip. Welcome Home!

  2. I have never camped anywhere with a view like that!

  3. Glad you made it home safe and sound!
    Blessings, Aimee
    PS: Clear cutting makes me very sad...we saw it on our vacation in Washington too:(

  4. Hello Teresa I usually say I need a holiday to get over the holiday!!! Such a beautiful spot to spend your holiday and celebrate your birthday. This weekend we are celebrating my younger son's birthday and my husband's birthday. Hope you have a great weekend Teresa. Anne x

  5. Ahhh Teresa! I really enjoyed your beach birthday week and I am glad you did too! The agates are pretty and the clear cutting seems senseless to me too. But, welcome home to your lovely farm busy schedule...with resting tucked in here and there. (: <3

  6. There's no place like home :) x

  7. Glad to see you made it back home safely... pictures are beautiful as always!

  8. What a great trip!!!! Rest up!

  9. What gorgeous photos, it sounds like you had a wonderful Birthday trip. Hugs to you,

  10. Beautiful pictures.....water and sand, grass and does one decide! Lucky you have both!!!

    Maria xx

  11. Wow, such beautiful pics! I so much enjoyed your Birthday Trip! :-) xxxx

  12. Looks like you had an amazing birthday!! Gorgeous photos!! You are very lucky to live in such a beautiful place :-) xxx

  13. Not too long to wait before you can return. You obviously love the water - no sooner are you home and you're off for another swim :) What a great caravan park and what a great spot you had right on the beach. Sounds like you all had a wonderful time.xoxox

  14. What a wonderful birthday trip you had! Wishing you a Happy Belated Birthday, and a wonderful year ahead, Teresa! Your beach pictures are beautiful, and so are the agates you found. Enjoy your weekend back at your home sweet home!
    Helen x

  15. Happy Belated Birthday! It looks like you had a fantastic day & trip. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful photos :)
    Smiles, DianeM

  16. Love those agates! Just gorgeous in the sunlight!!!! And all the photos...beautiful sprawling land. What a shame about the trees!

  17. Those agates are amazing - do you make anything with them? The would look lovely in a hurricane glass with a candle I think...

    The ocean looks amazing. I live right in the middle of the UK (The Midlands!!) and this is as far away from the sea as you can get here. But I love, love, love the ocean - for us the best coast is the Atlantic coast, just amazing.

    Hope you are all unpacked and settled again at home and that your weather was good to hang the washing out - torrential rain again here so school uniforms are drying off indoors!



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