Friday, August 29, 2008

Still vacating....Monday

Monday - Mark and are traveling with Pastor and Alice to the Pacific Ocean. Now I don't want to sound like a country bumpkin (no offense intended) but I've never seen it. Quite frankly, I'm excited to see the ocean and dip my feet in it. Considering I've never seen the ocean, I wasn't sure what to expect but let me tell you....words could not have prepared me. The photos will explain...kinda.

First we meandered through Astoria and saw this column, a tribute to Lewis and Clark. The inscriptions are very intricate and the column very beautiful.
Our trip continued along the Columbia River, as it become much wider, it is clear we are approaching the ocean. We arrive to an outlook where we took additional photos, one of a rock called "Haystack", it is a behemoth! This particular area is where several movies have been filmed, like Goonies and Kevin Costner's "The Guardian". The area is very beautiful.

We travel from "Haystack" to Cannon Beach, looked as the beautiful foliage and shops then went to Mo's ocean side restaurant for dinner. While sitting at the table and gazing at God's glorious creation,

I saw a splash out in the ocean. I wasn't sure what I was seeing, turns out it was a whale. The whale entertained us the entire time we were there! Odd thing, I was as excited as a child about this whale.
The sun has begun to set and we need to start heading back to Longview. Before our journey back we all agreed that it is essential to get photos of the sunset. Isn't it beautiful? I love the photo of Mark standing on the beach and looking out at the horizon in what appears to be awe of the magnificent sight before him.

So, do you wonder if I will ever quit blathering about our trip to the ocean? Or are you curious
...."Did she put her feet in the Pacific"? Well the answer is, you bet I did and it was COLD but delicious!


Anonymous said...

Oh she got her feet wet. You will never be the same. Dip one time for me. Hurry up and come back home. Luv ya! Glinda

Teresa said...

Come on in...the water's fine!