Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sunshiny Week at the Oregon Coast

Hi there, thanks for dropping by!  Today is my official birthday, but we've been celebrating all week.. hubby tells me it's my birthday month. :-)  NEVER in my life have we been at the beach and had clear sunshiny days the whole time.  It's been awesome!  This is the view standing in front of our trailer.  Bliss.
I snapped this shot of Dayle and our two little grandsons not long before they left for home.  Both of us think back and not once ever did our grandfathers sit with us like this.  I loved them both, but I think Dayle might be the best grandfather I've ever known in my life.  He is so good to all of us.  He is my birthday gift. :-)
Kristi, my DIL, went down on her last day and came back with another treasure trove of agates.  I love these little beauties!
Do you have agates on your coast? 
I put some agates in the copper lantern that my daughter gave me as a gift years ago, and put my bunny, Maggie Maria, on the table - the flowers were a birthday gift from my son's family.  
Kristi, my DIL, found 3 pieces of sea glass, clear, green and brown.  And see the tiny crab shell and sand dollar she found?  And the other shells?
Treasures from the sea! 
Our little home away from home.. cozy and comfy.. with a view. :-) 
Buddy loves the fact that he can jump up onto the bed himself.. at home our bed is too high for him to get up himself, we have to lift him up each night.  :-) 
We went to a late lunch yesterday at Georgie's Grill and this was our view.  I had shrimp and chips and Dayle had roast beef that was amazing.  Great place to dine in Newport. 
After lunch we drove around the point and shot our favorite little lighthouse, Yaquina Bay LH.   
And Yaquina Bay Bridge.. sorry if I'm showing you the same photos each year. :-)
 Here is another vantage point of the bridge, down by the fishing boat harbor.  We stopped at a bay front fish market and picked up a cooked Dungeness Crab and some fresh salad shrimp for our dinner salads at camp.
On our way back through the historic bay front I said.. STOP.. and handed Dayle my camera to get this shot of a big sailboat going by the open end of a fishery building.  :-) 
On our way north back to our camp, we went down to see the stone house here that I'm in love with.  There is a waterfall in front of it, but don't you know, my camera battery went dead right then. 
Before dinner, Dayle went down to the beach at low tide to look for more agates.  He was gone forever, I finally called him to see where he was and he was visiting... :-) He did more talking than rock collecting.. lol.  Isn't he cute with his little pink beach bucket?  Kristi left it for us for rockhounding.
Here is an agate in it's natural habitat.
He also got this shot of the seagulls in the surf.  Love this one!
And the sunset.. as he finally came "home".  
Now it's just after noon and I get to figure out what fun place for hubby to take me for my birthday lunch.  Hmm.. Thanks for visiting and thanks for all the neat birthday wishes from you all!  ((hugs)), Teresa :-) 


  1. Happy Birthday to you, though from your words, I know that it has been perfect.

  2. Dear Teresa - Sending you big birthday {{{HUGS}}} from Southeast Georgia!!! I am blessed to have found your blog and met you in person last year. Today's photos are a real treat. Makes me homesick for the incredible Northwest.

  3. Happy birthday Teresa! I hope my card arrived in time :-)

  4. Happy Birthday my friend! What a magical trip!

  5. Happy Birthday Teresa. What a wonderful trip. Love the agates, never seen such treasures on a beach. One of my favourite books is Sea Glass by Anita Shreve.
    Carol xx

  6. Happy Birthday Teresa and what a wonderful way to celebrate. Your seaside trip looks just perfect with clear blue skies and sunshine. What lovely photos you shared too. Enjoy the rest of your celebrations.
    Jane x

  7. Happy Birthday what an amazing time you are having. Hugs Anne x

  8. Happy OFFICIAL Birthday Teresa:) What a great collection of shells and agates--yes, we have agates on our coast (since it is your and our coast)!LOL
    LOVE the photo of Dayle, the boys and Buddy dog--so adorable!
    Enjoy the remainder of your time at the beach...
    Birthday Blessings,

  9. Happy birthday! Dayle is indeed a very sweet man and I can tell that you all cherish him so much. The agates, shells and seaglass are just beautiful, I love the way you displayed everything. I'm glad you're having a great week.

  10. Thank you for taking the time to take perfect photos and post them, Teresa...they are not the least bit repetitive to me...especially since the weather this year is so spectacular where you are!!! [ I can't believe I am not in my car driving to the coast :-)] The photo of Dayle and the boys is precious indeed. Kristi found an amazing treasure trove on the beach this year. Soooooo glad you are having a HAPPY BIRTHDAY :-) xx, Gracie

  11. Happy Birthday! I love the idea of a birthday month... I take the whole week off in July for mine and call it my birthday week :).

    I can't believe all of those agates! Wow... and the fabulous weather, lucky you! Enjoy your time away.


  12. Happy birthday to you! I'm in love with your new header. And beautiful photo's again, it's so nice to visit your corner of the world. Love the photo of your Dayle with his grandsons, well, and the other one with the pink basket. Groetjes, Gerda

  13. Thanks so much for sharing all of your gorgeous photos! It has been like a mini-vacation for me! :D Happy Birthday to you!

  14. Thanks for sharing all of your gorgeous photos! It has been like a mini-vacation for me! Happy Birthday! :)

  15. Wow you have been blessed with the weather for your Birthday week. I bet Dayle arranged it for you and ordered the sunshine. The light in your photographs is beautiful and it looks like you are all having a great time. Those boys look so happy with Granddad and I love the photograph of Dayle on the beach. Buddy on Holiday always gives me a chuckle...little dog...big attitude. :) xxx

  16. Happy Birthday Day to you wonderful Teresa. You are right Dayle is a wonderful Grandfather. I don't think mine even hugged me, I love the content look on the little boys faces, they look tired and happy. And I love Buddy in the background standing on the sofa looking out the window.
    Hope you have had a great Birthday.

  17. I just love the sea glass. I spy the bunny she is precious! Looks like a wonderful restful week

  18. Happy Birthday Teresa!! Beautiful pictures and I also love the one of Dale
    with the grandboys, special times. We show lot's of affection to ours ☺
    More Agates, lovely

    wendy in oz

  19. I am just SO happy for you and he incredible weather you're having this week. The pictures can never be repetitive to me. Those are the same places we go every time we go to the coast. I'm with Gracie, we need to jump in our cars and drive right over to visit you. I've never been to Georgie's and will have to try it sometime.
    HaPpY bIrThDaY my dear friend. Have a great remainder of your trip.

  20. Happy Birthday Teresa! Dayle is a wonderful man, and I can only hope one day I'll find one just like him! :) As always, your pictures are BEAUTIFUL! Even if it's a similar one from last year, I always look forward to reading your blog!

    Hope your cake was good:):)
    Hugs{} Nancy

  21. Happy Birthday! It sounds like you're having a great one!

    Such a wonderful post! I enjoyed all of your photos. I'm amazed at how many agates you found! They're so pretty. I found one big one when I was in Washington one time but that's all I've found so far. I like your RV. It's very nice. Isn't it great to have a little home-away-from-home when you travel. We have an RV too and I LOVE it! So glad you had a sun shiny day. Your Maggie Maria bunny is adorable. I love her little boots and knitted shawl. So cute! Sounds like you're enjoying lots of fabulous food too! How fun!

    Enjoy the rest of your birthday month! :-)

  22. Happy, happy day to you, sweet blogger friend! Hugs, Annette

  23. Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a wonderful time.

  24. Happy Birthday my dear friend ... I know you are having a wonderful deserve it! I'm so glad to have you in my life...hugs and lots of love!

  25. Oh such glorious pictures!! Happy birthday once again, dear Teresa! :-) xxxx

  26. Love those ocean views. And what a cutie Buddy is! He's just loving that vacation too! We always take ours with us too. He looks like he's having the time of his life! :-)

  27. Happy Birthday, Teresa, and wishing you a wonderful year ahead! I loved seeing all your sunshiny seaside photos today...what a lovely way to spend your birthday. The seaside finds, especially the agates are gorgeous!
    Enjoy the rest of your trip!
    Helen x

  28. HAPPY HAPPY! It looks like you had a wonderful time! I would sit in my granddaddy's lap and he'd sit on the floor and play checkers with me. He also took me fishing when I was little. My dad commented that granddaddy didn't do all that with him and my granddaddy said "this is different, this is my grand baby." Grandparents are the best :)

  29. Stunning photographs as always, Teresa. What a wonderful place to be for your birthday. Happy birthday! Abi x

  30. Again, Happy Birthday Theresa !
    The April 25th is also ma neview birthday, he is 16 years old.
    He is so adorable as you are. It's a good number : 25 !
    Thanks you for the beautiful "journey" you share with "me", and thank you to your husband too, of course. You are beautifull together !!! Yes !

    I never met agates during my life, on my road. It's a true tresor, it's like a piece, of the part, of the love your share together.

    Best week-end to you.


  31. Oh Happy Be-lated Birthday!

    Looks like you had a blast. So many beautiful pictures. :)

    Blessings always

  32. happy belated birthday! I just love, love, love, the sunset picture. Gorgeous!

  33. Happy Belated Birthday, Theresa! Love all your pictures.

  34. Beautiful post Teresa. Happy belated Birthday !


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