Ahoy there! We've been enjoying our beach vacation and sharing our time with our kids on Fri, Sat and Sunday. Then on Monday we met fellow blogger Betsy from "The Simple Life of a Queen" and her husband Dennis for lunch at Kyllo's restaurant. Yesterday we visited the Yaquina Head Lighthouse, more on that later in the post.
At lunch with Betsy and Dennis, she pulled out her iPhone to snap a photo of us so I did the same.. Dennis found that funny. lol!
After lunch they came to visit us in our caravan and Betsy gave me a birthday gift of some taffy, handmade soap, some huckleberry lip gloss and 3 hand-knit eggs! Thank you, Betsy!
She also delivered to me some gifts from BeckyL, another blog friend of ours that she met on Saturday, along with Gracie, on their way to the beach. Thank you, Becky!
A local restaurant to where we stay changed hands and now offers Cajun food! I had the crawfish and shrimp etouffee and it was great!!
Yesterday my sister Denise came to visit and spend the night in a hotel in Taft.. we went to Georgie's Grill in Newport and I had the crab Louis and it was outstanding.
After lunch we did some sightseeing with Denise, first up is the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse.
Next is the Yaquina Bay Bridge.
Then we drive by the Coast Guard Station, I think it's beautiful.
We drove through the historic bay front which is a working fishing port with canneries and shops and restaurants and dives.. lol.. and down to the fisherman's yard that is full of crab pots and a great view of the bridge.
The colorful crab pots.
Dayle took my camera down to the dock and got some photos of the sea lions for me. You should hear the seals and sea lions barking.. ORK ORK ORRRRK!
They are fun to watch and listen to.
Dayle thought this one was neat.
I thought it was interesting how this big bronze weather vane seal looks so much like the one above.
Next stop is the Yaquina Head Lighthouse.. a favorite place of mine.
I enjoy using my big Lumix camera to zoom in on the top of the lighthouse.
The Fresnel lens fascinates me.
We zoomed in on a big boat off the lighthouse. Any ideas of what this boat is doing? I wonder if it's a NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration) vessel? They have a facility in Yaquina Bay.
Denise came back to hang out with us in the caravan for the evening and then headed back to her hotel.. and then we got our best sunset photo so far.
I do love me a good sunset.
We had a restful night listening to the waves crashing on the beach and awoke to a beautiful sunny day!!
And now I'm enjoying this view while I type this post to share with you.. Denise is here with us and we'll head out to lunch and our biggest decision is where we want to dine. :-)
((hugs)), Teresa :-)