Wow! Over a 4-day period, Hubby and I experienced just about all there is to experience in terms of weather in Oregon!
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We rented a quaint cottage in Cannon Beach, Oregon...just houses from the sea! The weather was unbelieveable, and provided us with continuous entertainment! Imagine hiking out to the edge of Ecola State Park, braving 80 mph winds! I'll admit, I'm not lightweight, but I was able to lean into the wind and not fall down! It was so cool! Enjoy the photos and captions below! Let me know what you think!This is the painting I really, really want to buy! Hey, Jan. 8 is my birthday! Why doesn't someone head to Dragonfire Gallery in Cannon Beach pick it up for me? It's only $2200. (Hey, MCS...do you like the artist's name?)This is out on the edge of Ecola Park! I kept thinking about Lord of the Rings as I watched this light shine down and change form/shape as the wind roared!
These pilings are all that remain from one of Oregon's largest old canneries in Astoria! That's right folks! Here is the motel featured in Arnold S's all-time highlight movie, "Kindergarten Cop!"This is the old bar in Astoria where my husband's mother used to get tanked. He remembers sitting and waiting for her in the car for hours. He'd just stare at all of those little sailboats in the dark (they lit up!) and wait for her. Ah, childhood memories!We drove up to Cape Disappointment in Washington. During a hike up to the cape (it's a long, muddy hike, folks...so, if you go, wear boots and do NOT begin the trek as it's getting dark! Walking back down the 1.5 mile trail is very scary!) While hiking, I saw a mother doe and her oddly-colored fawn! I was able to talk with it and coax it into being photographed! I got within 8 feet! Wow!
This, my friends, is Dead Man's Cove. You can only get there by hiking a considerable distance along very windy, muddy trails. However, it's got a great history! It's in Washington.
This is the Cape Disappointment lighthouse. It's 1.5 miles from the parking lot...a very nice hike. Remember, though, don't do it in the dark! Ver-r-r-y dangerous.This photo was taken in Ilwaco, WA at the harbor.And, this is at the Tillamook Creamery in Tillamook, Oregon! We saw where they make all of that good cheese!And, at this point, I had to quit taking photos. Coming over the pass was horrid! The snow/hail/sleet took over my concentration.