Yes, we’re still here on the Oregon coast, still loving where we are and what we’re doing. Our days have consisted of some routine chores like deep cleaning, polishing and minor maintenance tasks. Thrown into the mix have been a dinner party for Joe and Jo, my former boss and his wife, who spent the weekend here on the coast, and of course, the sightseeing and beach walking.
I have signed up for a 10-use pass at the local community center, where I can use the pool and/or fitness room. That certainly expands my opportunity to help keep my waistline from expanding! With all of the running around we do, it’s so easy to stop and have a late lunch out instead of cooking. We’ve had some really great food here, but it is challenging to make appropriate choices all the time. But, with continuing to attend Weight Watcher meetings and my exercise habits, my weight is staying stable. I have to admit, the losing phase was a lot more exciting, however, the maintenance is critical to me!
Yesterday we chose to go beach-hopping to the south. We stopped at Gleneden Beach and took a quick look around, then moved down to Fogarty Beach. That’s one of our favorite places along the coast because it’s such an interesting beach. It isn’t the best for taking long walks, but it gets a lot of sea “junk” washed up, like driftwood, seaweed and all sorts of interesting things. There are rocks that have wonderful tide pools at low tide as well. Several years ago, my family rented a house for a week at Christmas and spent the holiday at this beach:
We continued on to the next stop at Otter Point. We visited the Flying Dutchman winery here and sampled some of their wine. They purchase premium grapes from other Oregon locations, but make the wine here on the coast. Here are some of the grapes being readied:
The next few days are expected to be cool, windy and rainy, but it’s ok with us, as long as it doesn’t get too cool!