21 January 2009

A Walk in His Gardens: A Beautiful Journey

A Walk in His Gardens~Oregon's Coast

My best friend and I went on a trip this week (with the blessing of each of our hubbies). I think we both needed time to get away to talk and relax in God's creation. Besides, I'd heard that the forecast for Oregon's coast was almost springlike (and springlike sounded very, very good and ---- warm!).
Although I am a mountain loving girl (as opposed to a beach girl)-- there is a beautiful mountain range that borders the coastal area AND once you get to the coast, you have views of mountains and the blue, blue ocean (well blue if you are there on a sunny day).

When you get to the other side of the mountains (we went to the central coast this time) you pass the world's smallest river and the smallest harbor too, a lake, wetlands with a gorgeous wildlife refuge and some very nice beaches (we went to 4 of them). You also pass a lot of good places to eat and stay for a night or more; art galleries and little shops.
The weather was perfect--little wind in most areas, warm and partly sunny skies. I felt like it was summer or spring and not winter! We met some nice people and ate at a restaurant on one of the bays (a restaurant with an amazing bathroom and a great view!). We got to talk to some local residents and the beaches were not very crowded, which was really nice:)

On our journey we passed horses (I love horses), cattle and llamas too , saw seals and bald eagles and enjoyed a 'convention' of seagulls.

In terms of culinary fulfillment---we dined on breakfast sandwiches, desserts, crab and some other little treats...on the way back home salt water taffy as a gift for my parents and some friends, some chocolate for my wonderful husband and a few (three small pieces) of the best, most yummiest chocolate I've had in a looooooong time:)

It's late and I've not processed the photos yet so here are a couple from years before--of the same area...enjoy till tomorrow!

" And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good." Gen 1:10 KJV

Blessings, Aimee

Note on photos: these were taken quite a few years ago and the resolution is not as good as with my newer camera. Sorry about that--tomorrow's will be much better:) Photos: Central coast, OR--Depoe Bay, Boiler Bay

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