Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St Patrick's Day

Well, first of all I hope everyone had a great St. Patrick's Day. We had a wonderful day. We left home this morning and came over to the Oregon Coast at Florence, which will mean nothing to most readers, but there it is anyway. We actually went by huge sand dunes and heavily forested areas, and then finally saw the ocean when we got further south. The Oregon coastline is breathtakingly beautiful, and rugged doesn't begin to cover it. There are beaches, of course, but the water is always cold, and there are many huge rocks in the water, and many precipitous cliffs with the surf pounding just off the side of the road. It's a beautiful drive, but You better be paying attention to where you're driving!  these first pictures were taken at Bandon, OR, where we took a long walk.  The wind was blowing ferociously, and it was chilly, so not a very pleasant walking day.

Have you ever seen skunk cabbage?  It's so pretty, but does have a definite skunky smell.
Finally, we finished the day at  Brookings, OR, and saw the sun go down over the ocean.  Tomorrow we'll resume our journey and head south to Windsor, CA.  We will be going on Friday to visit my husband's mom for a few days.  She is in Modesto, CA.


  1. Your pictrures were beautiful. Interesting that you were on the Pacific coastline today and I was on the Atlantic. Just posted some pics on my blog as well. Enjoy your visit and safe travels

  2. So, you're in Windsor, CA today? I'm in Windsor, CT right now. Now, how's that for interesting?

    Love your pics, and yes, I have seen skunk cabbage! We have tons of it growing in the swampy areas in back of our house, which explains why the area is so attractive to black bears in the early spring. They love munching on the stuff when there isn't a bird feeder handy, lol.

    Enjoy the rest of your trip!

  3. HA!! I think it's more interesting to think that you're on the West Coast and the girls are on the East Coast and I'm stuck here in the middle of all of you. ROFLOL
    Seriously....I love seeing your pics. Happy rest of the trip.


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