Sunday, May 20, 2018

Beach day trip & Girlfriend lunch

 A few weeks ago I took a day-cation day from work. Even though I slept in later than planned, I went anyway. I get so tired at times that I just sleep when it's my day off!  It's not a far drive from here so it worked out for me.  A view of beach at Gleneden Beach out of Lincoln City. A foggy day while inland it was to be in the high 80 degree F range again. It was hot the day prior at the beach...87 degrees! April?

After walking to this inlet stream, which I didn't cross over, I went back a ways and stood and watched the waves come in. Somehow it just draws me into a quiet my life, no customers, no phone calls, no timer, just peace. Draws me into talking with God. The ocean is such an interesting piece of His creation. I feel close in many aspects. 

I stood, watched, photographed.
Stood-talked to God-love how the waves curl-so blue as it curls before crashing over into water.
I'm here by the Pacific Ocean-praying & thanking God-for jobs, for my family, those who need help physically--Beth, Jeremy, Jesse, friends in Nicaragua.

Sea of Galilee so much warmer than here, Jesus, but you are here, too! Beside me, watching the waves. So beautiful, even in the foggy conditions. Spots of moisture on my face and camera's lens. 
Waves and storms have happened in my life. 
But you've been there. sending rescue when we were down.. 
So thankful for your help in those times. 
I still feel you in the day to day tasks...just need to remember to call you into my mind.....

 Leaving the beach. Hard to do....I love to watch the waves, the seagulls flying. 
I need to more wave........A beautiful complete long wave of blue/green with white foam rises up and crashes down into the water below! So perfect, Jesus, thank you!! I raise my arms and face in joy....feeling the mist of the fog touch my a kiss...? a hug? 

I'm glad I picked this beach to walk on. 

A struggle to get back up. The sand was so deep and nothing to grasp on hand, no rails.
But I made it! One lesson learned.....stop and put camera in bag before leaning down....keep sand from the lens!!

 Chocolate coffee almond fudge ice cream at Snack Attack. Then shopped at my fav Capt Gulls and gifts store...found a few gift items  cards. 
Walked across the street to D River wayside...much easier to get up and down there. They've added steps now. But it's usually full, like it was when I drove by earlier. I like how this hotel has a lighthouse painted on it's side now. Something new. Can you see the windows?

I felt hungry but wasn't sure where to eat......hamburger? This restaurant is nice, been to one in Seaside a few times. Interesting that I wound up sitting at a table next to Curt, who comes into my hardware store!! He and his girlfriend had been at the casino. We had a nice chat while I waited for my meal. 
I had cheese and shrimp omelet with english muffins. It was almost too much. Ate most of it. I felt much better once I got out my car and felt more energized. I got weary from the uphill battle to get to beach parking lot. Grandma just gets tired but had a good drive home...into the heat. Thankful for air conditioning in my car!

Two days later I went to see my girlfriend, Beth. She lives in Vancouver, WA. I got to see her renovated house after the kitchen fire a week after Easter 2017 happened. They were finally able to move back in few weeks before I got there. She has started chemo for her cancer.......not what she needs now or any time for that matter. I'd seen her a few weeks before when we went to a memorial service in our hometown,,,,,for her cousin...who died from the same cancer Beth has. Karen fought it for 7 years while she taught in school and lived on a farm with family!  So sad but just enjoy being with Beth again and seeing her lovely house and her kitchen cupboards are so pretty! I love the colorful mugs  and dishes in her cupboards.
A quilt she won in an auction! 

We ate lunch together at Bleu Door Bakery, just blocks away from her house. Bob, her husband, drove us there. Hard to park and then you have to pay as well!

Our delicious lunch. More veggies than I'd expected but I ate most of it. It was free for both of us as she had gift cards given to her from friends! 
BFF Beth and Becky-----from girlhood.

I popped into Urban Eccentric store for a look around. Not alot of time as Bob was coming....give me 10 minutes. Nice shirt, but doubt it would fit me.

Homemade dress on mannequin....notice the lace skirt? So pretty! I recognized some of the clothes in there...oh goodness...I'm telling my age!!! 

I spotted a couple hats and tried them on. One of them came home with me. Can you guess which one?! It was a good day out, even though it rained a bit. Spent time at Beth and Bob's house after lunch til the heavy rainstorm quit. Glad it was a good drive home. Thankful for a few getaways that week. Then two weeks later, we went to Spokane. That's another story for another time. This story writer thanks all my readers for coming in for a visit. For comments you leave and welcome to a new follower! Have a blessed week!



Betsy said...

I’m glad you had such a nice visit with your friend. D’Sands is our favorite place to stay in Lincoln City, although since they sold and got new owners it has gotten considerably more expensive so we may be looking for a new place to stay. I enjoyed reading about your beach day even after hearing about it last week. The photos add so much. Have a great week Becky.

Linda W. said...

Lovely hats! A beach trip is always wonderful. Nice you were able to see your girlfriend.

krishna said...

You had a great time!!

mamasmercantile said...

I love to wander the beach and watch the waves, easy to do here as I am so close to the beach. It gives the feeling of been on the edge of the World. Love the hats.

Anonymous said...

Hi Becky! Thank you SO very much for the comment you left me earlier this year. It was much appreciated even though I never replied. Life has been crazy, sad, happy, challenging, scary, peaceful, etc, etc for the longest time with the loss of loved ones, lots of time out of state and other things. But enough about me...
LOVED this post! Foggy days on the sands are one of my favs😊 Your post makes me want to take a long walk there again.
Prayers for your friend Beth. Glad you had a chance to visit her and also hsppy to hear you were able to spend time with Betsy!
Regarding the two hats, I'm personally drawn to the white hat (probably because of the Royal wedding this past weekend), but the dark one makes a nice contrast with your light hair. I'm beginning to really like hats so it'll be fun to see which one you chose.
Have a great rest of your week.

Anonymous said...

Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said
"You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear." She
put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and
it pinched her ear. She never wants to go
back! LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell someone!

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Teresa Kasner said...

How neat that you went to the beach on your own.. I need to do that. I'm missing the beach. You got some good shots of the ocean. I look forward to your blog post of your visit to Betsy's house! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)