Thursday, April 09, 2009

Retreat at the beach (photo heavy!)

(As always, you can click on any photo to biggify.)

On the way (who needs daffodils?):
The destination:
View from balcony:
Good fellowship:
Coordinating with the decor:
At first chance, first light:
Looking in the tidepools:
Stranded sea star:
Looking from the bluff:
Looking towards the bluff:
"Combed" just for Brian:
The Lincoln Memorial in Lincoln City (Abe is Brian's favorite president):
It was a wonderful trip; hope you enjoyed it "secondhand"!

13 comments:

BAC said...

Great post Michelle! I love Lincoln City.

Barbara

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Ok, Im ready to come to Oregon. I miss the ocean so much. Beautiful pictures. I can almost hear the surf crashing on the sand. I love the Pacific coast, guess I was born to it :)

melanie said...

Wow! How beautiful! I could almost smell the sea...

Dave said...

I love the ocean... That is why I stayed on the West Coast after I got out of the Navy instead of going back to the mid-west...

country girl said...

What a wonderful location for a retreat. I wish we were about two hours closer to the beach. We don't get there as much as we would like.

thecrazysheeplady said...

WOW!!!

MiniKat said...

Lovely pictures! Thank you for sharing them with us!

C-ingspots said...

Looks like you had a nice time at the beach Michelle. Wish I could have gone too, maybe next time. Love that picture of the beaver-chewed stump! I like the starfish too. Makes me want to go to the beach!

Kathy said...

thanks for sharing the photos, Michelle. I missed the ocean on this last trip to NZ - only traveling on the bay from Auckland to Devonport, so I never got my "ocean fix".
And I love all the pictures of flowers you've posted lately. We won't have that for another month or so here and it's great to see those colors!
(Haven't blogged due to treating a wether who sliced open a shoulder last Sunday requiring an emergency trip to the vet's, sttches and staples. :( )

Sharon said...

I miss the Oregon coast and for just the reasons your photos show, and they can't provide the sounds and smells. Maybe this year~

Deb said...

Gorgeous photos - I can just hear the surf and smell the water. I'm sure your weekend was delightful :)
I've never been to the west coast (ocean) maybe someday.......nor have I ever seen a sea star...what an interesting looking creature.
The flowers are so pretty - nothing green or growing here yet....soon :)

Karen B. said...

Looks like a really lovely trip. Abe is my 21 y.o.'s fav. pres., too.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

LOve all the photos, especially the tidepools...and Lincoln on a horse without his silly hat...andwith a book in his hands. Very cool!

Glad you had a nice little vacation. Looked wonderful :)

~Lisa