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Wash the Winter Blues Away

I’ve heard rumors that there are people who enjoy winter weather, but personally I am skeptical that these people exist.  I think there should be some kind of law passed that says you have to leave your holiday lights on through the entire month of January, just for my own sanity.  After a month of gloomy January weather, I’m ready for some serious sunshine.  So when I found out late last Friday that it was going to be sunny and in the mid 50s – 60s on the Oregon coast, I began contemplating.  Combine that with the fact that not only did Alex and I have a rare entire weekend off together, but there was also a special running at our new favorite hotel on the beach (complete with ocean view and fireplace), and I knew that the cosmos must have aligned.  I went home and informed Alex of our new weekend plans.

Just under two hours away from our destination, I dusted off my sunglasses and prepared to enjoy the scenic drive to the coast.  I don’t even think I knew how much I needed this getaway until we arrived and felt the stress and doldrums wash away.  

For the next 24 hours it was all wave watching….

beach combing…

sunset watching…

bird feeding…

brunch eating…

tide pool exploring…

and lots of basking in the glorious sunshine!

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Tulipomania!

It’s been on my list of places to go and things to see for the past 3 years and this weekend, I finally got to Tulip Fest!

It was truly a dream come true.  I heard they were having a “Petal Party” on Sunday and who could resist that?  So boyfriend and I headed out for a beautiful Oregon afternoon.  I have to credit some of these photos to him.

I love this one:

Check out more of my favorites on my Flickr.

There’s over 40 acres of tulips at the Wooden Shoe Farm, so it was a little hard to stop taking pictures.