Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday From Lincoln City

Every day we read the weather forecast and see we’re going to have stormy weather. But, the temperatures continue to be in the 60’s during the day, 50’s at night, and the promised rain hasn’t really materialized. Well, it has rained a little - just enough to keep us from spending much time on outside activities.

Wednesday was a little chillier and much windier, though, and I wanted to see if the ocean was stormy. We took a drive up the coast a ways, but figured out our best view would be from Road’s End, where there is a parking lot on the bluff above the beach.

If you look closely in the background, you’ll see the cliffs shrouded in fog and the high waves where there is usually a beach. The gulls were huddling together against the wind:

Jim 012By later in the afternoon, though, the wind had died down and there was no more rain. We had an early, light dinner and I went off to the Wednesday evening Weight Watchers meeting.

Yesterday we needed to go to Newport to pick up Jim’s prescription and do a little shopping for a few groceries we haven’t found here in Lincoln City. There is a Wal-Mart in Newport, and a Fred Meyer, so we stopped at both places. We also wanted to see about some raincoats that Dortha & Mark and Deb & Rod got a good deal on. Jim discussed the location of the store with Deb via Facebook and email, so we went right to the store and got ourselves some fleece lined jackets. They were on sale, $25 each if you bought two or more. So, if it does start raining, we’re ready!

After the shopping, we stopped in Depoe Bay. Dortha mentioned a winery there that has cranberry wine, and I wanted to check it out:

Jim 013 I ended up with several bottles of different kinds of wine, including the cranberry. Thanks for the tip, Dortha!

We decided to eat at Tidal Raves, and got a nice window table with this view:

Jim 020 We were home in time to get everything put away and settle in for Thursday night TV.

This morning when we got up we saw this strange light in the sky:

Jim 029For a few minutes, we had high hopes of actually seeing the sun, but it was not to be. The clouds won out again, and it’s been another gray day. However, it has not rained much, the wind has been calm and it’s been in the 60’s again all day. Jim did the laundry and I cut my hair , cleaned house, and walked the dogs around the rv park about 5 times.

Another busy week, but someone has to do this.


Phyllis said...

As our time to FINALLY fulltime is getting closer, I find myself reading more blogs again. So, time to time I check in with you too. YUM, Cranberry wine. Never had it but sure would love to give it a try.

JB said...

I can't believe you would even worry about rain in Oregon, in the

squawmama said...

LOL LOL Oh you are so right Eliie... Our weeks are tough but like you said "Someone has to do it". It had been rainy & cloudy here for a while too but today it is sunny BUT very cool... Around 47 right now. Your pictures are stunning today especially the sunrise... Loved it! Have fun and enjoy the day.

Travel Safe

Rick and Paulette said...

Great pictures - love the Oregon Coast.

Debbie and Rod said...

YAY, you found the jackets!! It's going to be pretty funny when all 6 of us get together again and we all have our matching jackets on. LOL

Debbie & Rod

Leno said...

Ouch, sorry to hear about your camera. Glad you got another one. You take very nice pictures.. Enjoy following your travels.