Saturday dawned a perfectly beautiful sunny and cloudless day in Newport, Oregon - our first during our week at the beach. We don't mind grey days, as we are true Oregonians, but the sunny days are a wonderful gift. It was our last full day at the beach, so we set out for adventure. First stop was Yaquina Head Lighthouse. It was amazing that we hadn't gotten to the lighthouse during the grey days, as this was a perfect day for a photo. I just love this historic place.
I zoomed in on the Fresnel lens in the lighthouse.. this is a working lighthouse.
Ahhhh.. I love looking at this, it brings me peace.
Then we drove down to Newport's Historic Bay Front which is a working fishing area - I thought it was funny to see the seagulls all along the edge of one of the cannery buildings.
I had googled looking for a good Asian restaurant and we decided to try out a funky little place with a view of the bay for lunch that makes their own noodles.. the name of which is.. "Noodle Cafe". The menu called it Asian fusion cuisine. It was so good.. stir fried noodles with fresh veggies and big juicy shrimp and we also had a tempura platter which had more shrimp, red snapper fish and veggies with hoisin sauce for dipping. YUM!
Then we drove to the northern end of Lincoln City so that I could look around an antique mall I'd been eyeing for years. Gadzooks... the prices were high. I found one vaseline glass measuring cup for $12.50 and told the cashier to please get it out of the case for me and he goes.. "You know this is $125.00, don't you?". ACH.. never mind! We then headed south and I asked Dayle to pull out at this little park so I could get this shot. Do you see the late afternoon light with a hint of pink? This is the Siletz Bay. In 1700 there was a huge Indian village here and a massive Tsunami came and waves of 50 feet washed it all away, while it was home to many people of all ages, many were lost.
We then returned to our cozy trailer and relaxed - I snapped this photo of some guys who were surfing off "our" beach.
I was in awe of the sun streaking through the clouds at sunset.
The decor in the trailer is all shades of beige and brown, so I crocheted this granny stripe blanket to brighten it up.
This is the trailer from the bedroom door.. I added crocheted throws to both recliners.
Our kitchen.. which I just love. I painted the clock in there which says "Home Sweet Home".
Our living area and TV.
We tried a different spot this time, it was sideways to the ocean and we really enjoyed the better view. This was looking up the hill from our trailer. It was nice when the little Airstream Bambi left so we didn't have anyone to spoil our view. :-)
Yesterday we awoke to a rainstorm and we were thinking, oh dear, we're going to have to unhook everything and hook up the truck to the trailer in the rain. But look, it passed quickly and got sunny/partly cloudy for our packing up time.
Goodbye Pacific Ocean!
When we got home, look what was waiting for me! My iPhone 5S - gold 32GB!
Wow, I love the gold color! I got it all set up myself and transferred all data myself and it's working great!
I thought I'd take some photos with it to "test drive" it.. here is Caleb with my colorful swim goggles on. :-)
My miniature rose is still blooming!! Keep in mind, this bloom is only as big around as a silver dollar!
Our vine maple turns pretty colors.
And my hardy Hibiscus is still blooming! I think I'll bring this in for the winter.