Tag: Beach

Last Beach Trip of my 20’s

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Over the course of the past few days the weather forecast had been showing a stretch of dry and warmer (for this time of year anyway), weather. So I had decided to keep my eye on the forecast for the northern coast. For the majority of the week it was showing sunny and upper 50’s for highs along the northern coast. I decided yesterday that I would go to the beach today, beings that I had only gone 3 other times this year.

Beings that this month is my birthday month, as well as the good weather and the fact that this month is only going to get crazier, today was the perfect day to take off and go to the beach one more time this year and while I am still in my 20’s.

I, of course took Tigger and Pooh with me, as they have become my little adventure buddies over the course of the last six and a half years. I got them just before I went to New York when I was 23, and they have gone on many adventures with me since then.


Summer Beach Day

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It was so good to be back at the beach today. I have missed it so much, you all have no idea. 

There is one particular area of the North Coast, which has felt like home for the past few years. 

Today I had gone to Rockaway Beach for part of the day. It was a beautiful day. It was pretty windy but beautiful. There is a state park near there that I absolutely love. 

Before coming back to the city, I stopped in Seaside, to grab some food. I had found a parking spot a little bit of a walk from the main drag that goes down to the beach. I am super glad I had parked where I did beings that there was so much traffic and not a park to be found along the main strip. Seaside is pretty much my least favorite town along the Oregon Coast. It is so touristy and has lost the character that many of the other smaller towns on the Oregon Coast have. Seaside has definitely turned into the top coastal tourist destination and has been trying to imitate the Southern California and East Coast beach towns that have all the attractions and shops. It also has a huge to do over spring break. For those of you who have watched Gilmore Girls in season 4, when Rory, Paris and some of the other Yaleies go to Florida for spring break, Seaside is where you are going to get as close to that kind of spring break as you will get here in Oregon. 

I definitely prefer a beach that is relatively empty and fairly clean. I definitely prefer being able to get out and walk along the beach, and be able to stay somewhere (whether I am camping or staying at a house) where I can have a campfire in the evening, and relax and drink some tea and maybe make some s’mores. 

I have loved the ocean for as long as I can remember. Whether it is a beautiful sunny day like today or whether it is pouring down rain and the seas are super rough, or even the rare occasion when it snows on the beach. I love it all. 

Beach Day!

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Today, I went with my parents, as well as my aunt and uncle to the beach. 

My aunt and uncle live up in northern British Columbia. My aunt had grown up here in the states and moved up to Canada when she married my uncle. 

They come down to visit annually, and one of the things they like to do is go to the beach while they are here. 

Today was the day we went to the beach. It was overcast the whole day, and tried to rain a few times, but didn’t really start to rain until we were back in the valley. 

While this part of the coast isn’t where I typically go when I get to choose, it still was fun, and it was still the beach. 

My favorite smell is the smell of a campfire mixed with the ocean air, and I definitely smelled that today. 


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I had finished up a pair of wool socks today. After I had washed them, I put them on their blockers, and had taken them outside to the deck to attach the blockers to the line, to give them some time outside to dry, and help keep the wet sheep smell out of the house. I don’t mind the wet sheep smell, but others that I live with don’t particularly care for it – they are city folk through and through.

As I was out on the deck rigging a system to attach my sock blockers (with the wet wool socks on them), I noticed that someone in the neighborhood was having a fire – I could smell it. I love the smell of a camp fire or fire in the fireplace. That smell really made me want to get out and go camping, and be able to sit around a campfire after a long day hiking, or doing some sort of outdoor activity, and relaxing while smelling the smell of the fire, and warming up while listening to the crackle and pop of the fire.

A campfire is inviting and comforting. It brings people together. There is something about sitting around a fire in the evening, after all the work and the activity of the day is done, and having a warm drink (like tea or hot chocolate), and winding down. The smell of the campfire, always makes me want to be outside, and spending time outdoors adventuring and exploring.

For me, there is more to life than sitting inside all the time, at a desk, and spending my life confined to the indoors, all the time. I don’t mind wintering indoors, but at the same time, even in the winter, we still get some really nice, cold but clear days, and on days like those I love being outside, enjoying the winter day.

I would love to have a career, where I have some versatility and flexibility, where I don’t have to spend 40+ hours cooped up in an office. I am the kind of person who would be willing to do a certain amount of indoor, office-y stuff that would have to go along with the being outside stuff.

Back to smelling the fire someone was having – it made me long to be out camping, and sleeping out under the stars, away from the hustle and the bustle of city life.

While the smell of a campfire is one of my top five smells, I think my #1 smell, that I absolutely love is the scent of a camp fire mixed with the salty sea air of the beach (particularly those in Oregon).

Beach Trip

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This past Sunday, I picked up my best friend, and we want to church, at the church we attended in college, before grabbing lunch and heading to the beach. 

On the way to the beach, the route I was going to take which would have saved some time had an accident on it (fortunately we got stopped less than a mile in on that route), so I turned around and stayed on the longer route and headed north on 101. 

Once in Tillamook we stopped at the grocery store so I could get food, then stopped at the Tillamook smoker store and picked up jerky. 

We eventually made it to the beach house and changed into more comfortable clothes before playing with babies (even though the twins are like 22 months, they are still part of the “babies” group that were there) and having dinner before going for a walk on the beach. 

We went back to the house then went into town for matches and then went back to the beach to watch the sunset and collect some kindling for our campfire. We built our campfire ourselves, and made s’mores, had tea and talked until about 11:30 – when the fire burned low enough to just douse with water before we went to bed. 

Te next morning (Monday), we did our own thing which included going down on the beach, on our own, before breakfast. We then helped with babies, before going up to Cannon Beach, where I got some yarn and we walked around before going to mo’s for food, before going to an Antique store in Wheeler. After which we went back to the beach house where I packed up my stuff and had to say goodbye and head back to the city. 

Beach Road Trip

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Today my best friend and I went to the beach. 

We went down to go visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium, and we did a bit more while we were there at the beach. 

We started off with stopping to get salt water taffy, and then some lunch before heading down to Newport to go to the Aquarium, a lighthouse and down on the beach. 

This summer will likely be the summer I got the most tan I have ever been, just because I didn’t have sun block on. As of right now I would gladly go back to being pale, at least I am not so pale I almost glow. 

Beating the Heat! 

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Today was pretty warm but tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday are supposed to be downright scorching hot. 

Today I decided to make a trip to the beach for a few hours for something to do and beat the heat. 

I got up this morning and went for a walk with my mom, at 5:30 this morning. I managed to get out of town by about 11:00 am. 

Once I was at the beach I stopped and got some lunch before I went and took a walk on the beach (that’s right two walks in one day!) . It was an absolutely perfect day at the beach. I totally forgot to put sunblock on and got a sunburn. 

I have always loved being at the beach, I have often wondered about what it would be like and dreamed about living at the beach, the only thing stopping me is being to support myself while living there. 

It’s days like today that get me up in the morning and really get my day going, and get me excited about life and the possibilities there are.