Saturday, September 01, 2007

Vacation Days and Swaps

I wanted to blog earlier in the day, but a migraine sidelined me for about 4 hours. I'm starting to feel better, but still have a bit of a headache and I am sure there will be words that won't come to me right away.

We went to the beach yesterday. There were supposed to be some whales passing through, but we didn't see any. It was a really nice day though, and it was fun to spend it just the four of us. It's not often that we get to do things like that.

We started out at Cape Meares. There are three capes in this area, Cape Meares, Cape Lookout and Cape Kiwanda. We made it to two of them. This one is just southwest of Tillamook.

The lighthouse at Cape Meares. You can actually go up into it, but we didn't. I didn't notice until I was just uploading these pictures to my computer, that Robert and the kids are in the lower left hand corner. They had the birding scope and binoculars all set up.

This is looking south from Cape Meares. You'll see it again from a different angle, like from that little patch of rock on the far left of the picture.

This is going up to Cape Lookout. There was a pullout there that was really nice.

And this is looking back toward Cape Meares, where we started. We didn't actually go all the way to Cape Lookout, because we forgot that you have to hike out there a couple of miles and we weren't prepared for that.

When we got home, there was a wonderful package from my Knitter's Virtual Vacation Swap Partner. She took me to Vermont. I have always wanted to visit the northeast corner of the US!! There is Vermont honey, Honey Mustard with Dill, a Vermont spoon that is already hanging with the other spoons. A magnet, a scrubby that was made in Vermont, some Tofutsie yarn, and probably the best of all is the Maple Sugar CANDY. I remember having some candy like this at Christmas time when I was a kid. A couple of years ago I went looking for it and only found it at Christmas time and it wasn't super good. This stuff is wonderful. It just melts in your mouth it is so good. Thank you Rachel E.


Donna said...

I hope your headache goes away soon! The capes are all lovely, and that's a great swap package :)

sock lover said...

Beautiful pictures, I hope your migrane lifted!

Glad you liked everything, :)

L-B said...

Wow! The coast out there looks like an entirely different world than the East coast!
I hope your migraine subsides now that you've shared these beautiful pictures with us!

Roxie said...

Looks like you had a splendid time at the beach (except for the migraine. Yuck!) But the weather was lovely and the views were magnificent.

And what a delightful virtual vacation1 Hot stuff!

Wonderful socks. YOu knit so well!!

Sharon said...

mmm Maple sugar candy! What a wonderful "vacation" you took! Enjoy!

Fyberduck said...

This'll sound crazy, but a shot of vodka always helps me with my migraines. It might be worth a try next time :)

And, oooh!, lighthouse!

N. Maria said...

It's been a few days since you posted and I hope that headache is gone. I rarely get them.....but when I do, I don't talk OR listen very good.
Your pictures are so beautiful and makes me wish I was there.
I love, love your knitting projects!