My World and Welcome to It!

These are my thoughts and opinions about life in general. I also get daily prompts from DSP which inspire me to write. If I throw in some scrapbook pages I've done, photos I've taken, and stories about me, you will have an idea about my loony life!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Adventure Day 25 (Oregon)

I don’t know where to begin other than to say, “I love Oregon!”

Backpackers on the Appalachian Trail meet people they call “Trail Angels” who do nice things for others just to be nice. Well, today in Oregon, we met Trail Angels who absolutely made us feel loved! We spent a long time in an Antique and Collectibles Mall where I met Peggy Sabanskas, who is the owner. Don was in heaven because they had such great treasures here and spent a long time browsing. Peggy and I sat in comfortable chairs to visit while Don shopped and I had a wonderful talk with her. Finally it came time to leave and we paid for our treasures when Don mentioned it was getting late and I said it was time to hunt for a hotel. Peggy quickly told us that she had the perfect thing for us! She had a gift certificate at this really nice place, called The Landing at Newport and she couldn’t use it so she called her husband at home and had him bring the certificate to us in the pouring rain. Not only did she give us this certificate, but she called the place to see if they had room for us and told them that she was sending us there. What wonderful hospitality she showed us and she didn’t even know us! I am so thankful that there are people like her in this world!

We are now at The Landing at Newport in this fantastic condominium. I feel like I died and went to heaven! There is a full kitchen with a real refrigerator (after being on the road for 25 days and staying in hotel rooms without any refrigerator, please forgive my excitement!). We have this really comfortable living room with a gas fireplace and a balcony overlooking the marina and all of the beautiful boats! It doesn’t matter a bit that it is pouring down rain because it still looks beautiful! There is also a washer and dryer in this condo which is extremely convenient. There is cable TV in the bedroom and the living room as well as wifi throughout the place. It will be so nice to get up in the morning and be able to get on the computer without worrying about waking up Don! If we didn’t travel so much, this would be a really cool place to have.

This morning we headed south to the Yaquina Head Lighthouse. We got there about the time the interpretive center opened and met this nice girl at the desk named Kelly. She was so personable and gave us lots of information. When she told us that the tide was low and that this would be a good time to check out the tidepools, we left for Cobble Beach which was right below the lighthouse to see what neat stuff we could find. It was awesome! We saw starfish, anemones, urchins, and even harbor seals! After spending time at the tidepools, we went back to the interpretive center to ask Kelly where we should eat lunch and she recommended the Local Ocean. We had wonderful roasted garlic and crab soup. Then we went back to the lighthouse so we could climb the 114 steps to see the top. After that we went down to another area to look for more harbor seals. By then we were ready to move south. Of course, we didn’t get far before we found the Antique Mall and the rest was history.

See more pictures on Flickr – click HERE.


Beachcomber said...

I love Oregon. It is so pretty there. How far down the coast are you going? Coos Bay is really nice. That is south of Newport below Reedsport. That is always nice to find a nice friendly person. How cool is that that she gave those certificates and call the place for you. :)

Tink said...

I am so trying to get caught up reading especially your travel notes and looking at your pictures. What a wonderful adventure you two are having. :)