After the kids headed home yesterday we drove south on Hwy 101 and pulled in to a glass blowing shop - Kristi had wanted to blow her own glass float - and they offer that, so next time we're here, Kristi and I will blow our own glass - that will be an experience! I bought a small item there, a glass sand dollar, isn't it neat?My sweetie walked the dog on the beach in front of our trailer last evening and found 4 more nice agates.. I thought it would be fun to photograph them in the shell I bought yesterday.
I just love agates, the honey amber color, the natural swirls, their natural inclusions.
My prizes from this trip. Which is your favorite?
My favorites are the golden ones in the middle and the left.We haven't found any sea glass this trip, but I have worn my sea glass earrings all this trip that I made with some glass I bought off of eBay, it was drilled. I do love glass.
I brought some yarn on the trip in this wonderful vintage basket that my sister Roberta found for me at a thrift shop and gave to me as a gift. I love the 1930s drapery fabric used on this. I'd love to have more of these. I know a woman who has a collection of these in all sizes from very small to large.
It's been raining all day but I don't mind one bit as we are warm and cozy in our trailer with the roar of the ocean outside. I took some photos of the inside of our trailer/caravan. I brought the pillow cover from the house and plopped it on the little vintage stool I got last year. Dayle uses it to rest his coffee cup on in the morning. If you're new to my blog, that colorful throw on our sofa is my Granny Stripe crochet blanket I made.
The old TV in the trailer died, so we got a new little flat screen one and our son Travis helped us out by installing it for us. Our 2 comfy recliners. :-) Oh, and my granny square blanket which is a WIP.. I need to make it bigger.
Here is our cozy bedroom..
This is how close the Pacific Ocean is to our trailer. And you can see the rain. :-)
The bedroom is rather unusual as the sink and shower are right there.. and the "water closet" is enclosed to the right.
My fun little stool.
Buddy usually curls up by his dad on the sofa, but this morning he hopped up in the other recliner and pawed around on the pillow until it was just right and plopped himself on the top of it.
Here is our kitchen, the clock is one I painted years ago. It says "Home Sweet Home" on it. :-)
This afternoon we headed off for a late lunch at Tidal Raves Seafood Grill. It's got a great view of Depoe Bay and the food is deeeeeevine!
I forgot to take a photo of my meal.. but here is what's left. :-)
And look what they brought me after lunch? I made a wish.. and blew out the candle. The cookie was warm and full of melted chocolate chips and chunks of nuts.. oh my. I shared. :-)
Here's the view from the restaurant.
We then drove down to Newport and visited an antique mall.. which was a huge disappointment. It was more a junk shop, ugh. But then we drove down through the Historic Bay Front where there are working fish processing plants and also restaurants, galleries, kite shops, an underwater gardens, candy shops, a wax museum and souvenir shops. I love the exterior decor of this place, we need to try it sometime!
Here is one of the original Mo's cafes, the first one is up the block and across the street. Now there are several of her restaurants up and down this area.We always drive down to the harbor and get a photo of the fishing boats with the Yaquina Bridge beyond.
Here is "our" ocean when we returned "home" to the trailer.
When we got back Dayle handed me this beautiful card, isn't it sweet?
And so.. my birthday is over and it was a great one. Family, friends leaving such warm and thoughtful messages here on my blog and over on Facebook 67 people have expressed kind sentiments. (*(*(*(*(*( Hugs )*)*)*)*)*) to you all! Teresa