The Beautiful Oregon Coast

As those of you who read this blog regularly know, I love the beach.  My fantasy is to have a little cottage sitting right on the shore all decked out in nautical, beachy decor – a place for friends and family to come and just regroup and refresh.

Well, so much for fantasy.  I live in the Willamette Valley (and I love my house I might add) so the beach is a drive and a visit.  And just so you know why I love it, here are some pictures of my favorite beaches – some are recent, some not so much, but all represent the glorious tranquility of the beautiful Oregon Coast.

Enjoy!

 

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Do it Yourself – Crafty link up #58

Love to makes things?  Decorate inexpensively?

This is a  Do it Yourself CRAFTS and DECORATING

(Please do not post recipes,  self help, items for sale or anything else that isn’t a crafty idea with instructions!)

Creating art, decorating and remodeling your living space, doing it all yourself not only saves money, it’s fun and feels pretty good!

Come share your projects here –

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But remember – This is  DIY Party!  Make sure you include instructions (see the rules below so you don’t get deleted!)

This party is not for selling items, recipes or food posts or travel – it is only Do it Yourself projects WITH instructions.

But if you have a great recipes, please share it here:  What’s for Dinner Sunday Link up


And now – a HUGE thank you to everyone who shared last week!  There were some great ideas.  And here are the most visited posts!

 Please visit the featured bloggers and leave them a comment.  Let them know how amazing they are!


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DIY – Crafty Link up #57

Love to makes things?  Decorate inexpensively?

This is a  Do it Yourself CRAFTS and DECORATING

(Please do not post recipes,  self help, items for sale or anything else that isn’t a crafty idea with instructions!)

Creating art, decorating and remodeling your living space, doing it all yourself not only saves money, it’s fun and feels pretty good!

Come share your projects here –

april 13 - 6-9pmwoodstocks pizza416 broadway avenue

But remember – This is  DIY Party!  Make sure you include instructions (see the rules below so you don’t get deleted!)

This party is not for selling items, recipes or food posts or travel – it is only Do it Yourself projects WITH instructions.

But if you have a great recipes, please share it here:  What’s for Dinner Sunday Link up


And now – a HUGE thank you to everyone who shared last week!  There were some great ideas.  And here are the most visited posts!

 Please visit the featured bloggers and leave them a comment.  Let them know how amazing they are!


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Oregon Coast – Tillamook to Lincoln City

 

My daughter and grandson were here from Kansas a couple of weeks ago.  Brayden had never seen the ocean before, so our plan was to give him his fill!!   We left the upper Willamette Valley after breakfast and headed off to Tillamook.

First stop, the Tillamook Air Museum.  Housed in Hangar B, this museum holds artifacts and a variety of air and ground vehicles from the past, including an remnant of the Hindenburg.   In 1942, the US Navy built 17 hangars for K-Class airships.  The K-Class Airship was a “blimp” – a large balloon filled with helium that patrolled the local waters.   There are some great exhibits within its walls.  It’s cold inside, so remember to wear your jacket!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We jogged up a little to the North to the Tillamook Cheese Factory.  Sadly, the visitor center is being remodeled and the temporary site is not as interesting as the original.  There is a small “farm” exhibit as you enter the tasting / shop area.  You can’t actually see the inside of the factory at this time.  They do still sell the amazing ice cream!!  My grandson has a rather large cone filled with Oregon Strawberry ice cream.  Just yum!

Moving on down to Pacific City, we stopped at Pelican Brewing for lunch.  Brayden jumped out of the car exclaiming, “Look at it mom!!  It’s the beach!!  It’s AWESOME.”  While we waited for our Poke, beers and sandwiches to be delivered to the table, Erin and Brayden went out to walk the beach and roll in the sand.  It was fun to watch!

REALLY good poke!

And then to the final destination – The Looking Glass Inn in the Historic Taft District of Lincoln City.  Sitting right across the street from Siletz Bay and just a block away from my favorite restaurant, Tikis, our two bedroom suite was perfect for us!  And the price was even better!!  Since it was off season, the price was lower than summer, but we paid just a little over $100 a night!  And they LOVE dogs!

 

 

 

 

We tried Mo’s Chowder house on the bay.  Although I don’t like writing negative reviews, I highly suggest you stick with Tikis for your chowder and beverages.

Tiki’s has the best LONG hot dogs as well as chowder, fish tacos, fish sandwiches and burgers!

One day we played at the Outlet stores and found a great rock and fossil shop called Prehistoric that really treated my grandson well.  They pointed out interesting fossils and rocks and told him the history and scientific information.  Brayden was enthralled!

And we walked on the beach to gather agates.

We discovered Robert’s Bookshop – a used book store that is literally a full block!

One room in the bookstore was the fuselage of a plane!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The worst part of the trip?  Going home!

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It’s a Crafty Party!! DIY link up #56

The weather is getting nicer and I’m inspired to do some projects around the house.  How about you?  Are you doing anything creative this week?

This is a  Do it Yourself CRAFTS and DECORATING

(Please do not post recipes,  self help, items for sale or anything else that isn’t a crafty idea with instructions!)

Creating art, decorating and remodeling your living space, doing it all yourself not only saves money, it’s fun and feels pretty good!

Come share your projects here –

april 13 - 6-9pmwoodstocks pizza416 broadway avenue

But remember – This is  DIY Party!  Make sure you include instructions (see the rules below so you don’t get deleted!)

This party is not for selling items, recipes or food posts or travel – it is only Do it Yourself projects WITH instructions.

But if you have a great recipes, please share it here:  What’s for Dinner Sunday Link up


And now – a HUGE thank you to everyone who shared last week!  There were some great ideas.  And here are the most visited posts!

 Please visit the featured bloggers and leave them a comment.  Let them know how amazing they are!


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