I am writing this post today (as apposed to last night) as I got home after 10:00 pm, and had things to get done before going to bed.
I spent yesterday at the Beach and had an amazing day. I seriously needed the day at the beach to regroup, and feel like I fit in somewhere. I felt so at home at the beach yesterday.
I had set my alarm for 6:30, but my body woke me up at 6, which was fine. I guess my body knew that something exciting was happening. I got up, showered, had breakfast, put a small lunch together for myself, and finished throwing some stuff together for the day, and I headed out about 8. I stopped and picked up one of my friend’s (who I was going to go visit) sister’s, who lives on the way to the beach I was going to, which wasn’t a problem. It seemed to have taken forever to get to the beach, but we finally got there. My friend and I hung out at their rented beach house for a bit before heading out to go on a train ride. The Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad operates between Garibaldi and Rockaway (and at times Wheeler), so we had driven down to Garibaldi, and got on the train there. The logic was once we were done, we could just go on down to Tillamook.
The train ride was awesome. We sat out in the Open Air car, beings that the other two were fairly full and we are not wimpy, we are true Oregonians who don’t mind getting a little wet. It was such a pretty train right, and even cooler to be pulled by an old restored steam engine. There is also a fully enclosed car on the train which is an old train car from the era of steam engines. Both my friend and I love steam engines, and the history of them, and of the Era they are from.
We hung out in Tillamook for a bit after we went on the train ride, and then headed back north to the beach house so we could then go down on the beach. We slathered on sunscreen and then proceeded to spent 3 hours on the beach. We had gone to this little wayside park, which there were hardly any people at (and it is the dead of summer), which was nice. I also love that the Oregon Coast and the beaches are all public access and we have former Governor Tom McCall to thank for that! I did go and get my feet wet in the ocean and walked along the tidal line for a while, before proceeding to just sit on the beach like a bump on a log for a while. I love being on the beach and just being able to enjoy the beauty of it, and the scenery of it. I could seriously be used to living at the beach as soon as I moved given the opportunity. I also had the chance to do some thinking while I was sitting on the beach. I can’t forget to not mention having a sand fight with my friend, which was way too much fun.
After having dinner and seeing a whale surface in the ocean several times, my friends sister and I headed for home. I dropped her off at her house, before heading back home myself.
The day had started off rainy, and finished sunny but still on the cooler side, so it was a perfect day weather wise, and I loved it.
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