Monday, September 14, 2009

A Day At The Beach!

Labour Day Weekend, the weather was horrible. It really put a damper (sorry about the pun :)on any outdoor plans, oh, like painting part of the outside of our home, not that we really minded putting off that big job and we were able to get that done this past weekend (Check that off the ever growing "To Do" list :)

Anyway, it was partly the thought of things to come, Winter and all the rain and gloomy days, that spurred a day trip to the Oregon Coast. As so often happens Labour Day Weekend is a mixture of weather and once the kids are back in school the sun comes out again.

As one of my sons had a few days before he was due back at college we took the opportunity to head off for a day at the coast and the weather was very obliging. :)

"Eleanor's Undertow" is one of the fun family friendly places we have found on the Oregon Coast. We used to take the kids there for lunch or dinner on our numerous vacations at the coast. Now the kids are "Young Adults" we do not get to go there very often and rarely together.

My son and I spent some time there playing pool and air hockey, both of which I love to play and do not get to do as much as I would like to, I giggled my way thru air hockey, there are not too many things that make me giggle from pure joy, this is one of them. I also am really grateful my Son would want to spend a day with me, we did have fun! :)

I found this link about Eleanor's check it out, they are truly nice people. :)

The waves were pretty high and beautiful. Don't be fooled by the sunshine, notice not a soul in the water even though the temp. on the day was over 80, the water is always really cold, wetsuits needed :) (JK)

This was the other end of the beach, there is nearly always a mist somewhere, still beautiful!

A couple of photos taken from the car on the way. Oregon scenery :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.


Jenni said...

Looks like we had similar ideas in mind ~ our family hit Cannon Beach this past weekend! Great Weather! Glad you got to the Beach :)

Bathgasm said...

Very lovely pictures! :)

Alicia Istanbul said...

Pretty pictures :)
I went to the P.O. box yesterday and found a package from you with a beautiful painting inside. Thank you!!!

T @ Poppy Place said...

Alicia, I am so glad you got the painting and that you like it. :)

SuppliesHandcrafted said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful pics! I live on the Aegean coastline & plan to swim again, tomorrow, hopefully, a few more swims.

esque said...

Lovely pics! Unfortunately we don't have Labor Day here, otherwise I would have spent it at the beach too!


Anonymous said...

I love the Oregon coast! I think it's one of the most beautiful, where forest meets the sea.