It's officially Dayle's birthday today and we have a nice day ahead of us. I have a few photos to share from the last few days. On Wednesday Dayle and I met up with my 2 sisters and one brother and two of their spouses for lunch at Georgie's Grill in Newport, Oregon. It has a great view of the Pacific ocean and really good food. After lunch we led everyone on a little view drive - 1st stop is the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse in a park just south of Georgies. I always snap a shot of this tidy and pretty little building.
Across the road from the lighthouse is a viewpoint deck where I snapped this shot of the Yaquina Bay Bridge.. I think it's very pretty. We've sailed our sailboat Stargazer under this bridge and out into the Pacific ocean several times when we had our boat moored for one summer at the Embarcadero Marina.
We then all drove down through the historic bay front part of Newport and then parted ways to run some errands. I took some of the group to see the stone house that I'm in love with that is on the north end of the Otter Crest Scenic Loop drive. Isn't this the coolest house ever?
This beautiful waterfall over the cliffs is right in front of the house and it sits with a view of the ocean. Amazing place.
My sisters and I walked out on the bridge to get this photo of the house, waterfall and the bay and ocean. What do you think of this place?
Yesterday morning my brother Rob invited us all over to his trailer for breakfast - he made a big batch of sourdough flapjacks. My younger sister Denise brought Irish butter and real maple syrup, and my older sister Roberta (twin of Robert) brought some fruit. They were yummy!
My siblings.. all of us together. :-) The twins in front, lil sis "Nene" in the back right.
After breakfast, Denise and SIL D'Ann went for a walk on the beach together, looking for agates.
Looking south from our camp.
Our trailer, up the hill sideways.. a better view from the side.
I zoomed in on a fishing boat off our camp.. nice flat water for them!
D'Ann's agate finds.
Yesterday we all voted to try a restaurant we'd never been too - inside the Surfrider Hotel. It's just a few miles south of here. We were all thrilled when we were served the best cup of clam chowder we've found so far here. I also had a crab Louis. Yum!
After lunch we went to Depoe Bay to get some caramel corn and salt water taffy. My SIL D'Ann got an ice cream cone of Umpua Ice Cream - the flavor? BLACK licorice!! You have to be brave to eat it as it turns your teeth and tongue blackish green!
We stopped back at the stone house park to show Rob and D'Ann who'd missed it the first time - and I'd forgotten to get a shot of the bridge.
We've had a cloudy time here, last evening was the first time we'd seen a glimpse of the sun.
I have to love you and leave you as we have a birthday lunch reservation at Tidal Raves Restaurant in 1/2 hour! Gotta run. Thanks for visiting!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)