Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Sand Dunes In My Backyard (Nehalem Bay State Park, OR)

ahhh, do you have to leave?
We said good-bye to our sea-loving friends...the sea lions and got back on the road driving north.
Newport, OR
Next stop - four hours later, only 100 miles north on a winding road and very bumpy, we finally made it to Nehalem Bay State Park.  By the time we had the motorhome parked in its new site, the cats were practically climbing over each other trying to get out the door.  They are usually good about staying near the motorhome when we let all four out on their leashes, but not this time.    They scattered as if they had planned it so we could not get them all back inside so we could move again.
Dusty ran for the tall grass, Squirrel immediately took off to other sites, and Hitch went up a tree.  Even our skittish Max was exploring outside his usual 20-foot radius from the safety of the motorhome's door.  After herding them back into our site, we finally decided we could only handle two at a time.
Behind our site was a trail that lead us across dunes to the beach.  What a view!  Wouldn't this be a wonderful spot for a home.  To step out onto your porch and see this every day.

Hwy 101 is just below the clouds on the side of  the mountain.  It is quite a scenic view when it is clear.
We walked from the state park into Manzanita's downtown area.  We like the warm and friendly atmosphere of the town's locals.  My kind of town with many restaurants offering interesting vegetarian meals and shops offering creative artistic items.  We moved today to Seaside.  It is only 22 miles away, so we might try to go back for a visit.
The sun made it out for one day before the rain came back.  Seems to be our running record for the coast - one sunny day with rain for the rest of the week.  We were lucky today to have just a heavy mist while traveling to Seaside.  We will stay here for the next three weeks.  Hopefully, the rain will slack off because this campground is very soggy.  They have mini ponds where camp sites use to be.  The ducks seem to like the new change.  Funny to see them swimming where rigs are usually parked.

On The Cutting Board
I finished sewing together the All Creatures Great and Small quilt.  It needs a good ironing.....and I can do that now.  We have full-hookups, so I can iron and get some projects done.
I'm thinking of adding a small border of sage before I set it up for quilting.  Sorry I wasn't able to get a full photo of the quilt top.  Once we are in a dry area and it is a calm sunny day, I will get some photos of the whole top.
Well, the cats are begging to go outside and explore their new home.  I guess we better take them out and get in a walk as well.
Happy Quilting!


  1. Gorgeous view! I would love to see that every day! Your All Creatures Great and Small quilt is just adorable. I love it!

  2. What a lovely view.. No wonder the cats wanted to check it out. I like the fabric arrangement of the quilt top. I'm sure you will find something to fill those rainy days.

  3. Fabulous views and beautiful quilt!

  4. Check out the herd of elk in Gearhart and stop in Pop's Ice Cream for me!

  5. Check out Pop's Ice Cream in Gearhart for me. Also the elk herd... Enjoy!

  6. Oh my goodness I love your quilt! And all that hand stitching. Wonderful. So are the sea lions....so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your photos xx

  7. Oh, how I am always looking forward to your beautiful photos! That shot of Hitch is just priceless! Thank you for sharing your beautiful journey!


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