Week end recap

One of our dearest friends came to visit this week which gave us the opportunity to see through the lens of a visitor of this beautiful state again....  Belly ache laughter, delicious food, misty waterfalls, walk along a sweet deserted creek, building a driftwood fort, windblown coast, smoky beach campfires, silky sands, breathtaking vistas, a pub enclosed in canopy of trees, stiff whiskey, Irish dancing, vintage shopping...  ahhhh, love Oregon & grateful for the precious time spent talking story with our good friend, THE best gift in life.  Bringing this week-end to a close with a stack of pancakes dripping with Kaua'i lilikoi butter, courtesy of another sweet friend that came & went, leaving cherished memories & good eats.  Excited about getting back to creating this week with a heart filled with love & friendship.  Happy Sunday!

Majestic Multnomah Falls

Majestic Multnomah Falls

Drinks under a canopy of trees

Drinks under a canopy of trees

Inspecting our driftwood fort

Inspecting our driftwood fort

Sweet friends

Sweet friends

Good eats to end the weekend... Lilikoi butter pancakes... yum.

Good eats to end the weekend... Lilikoi butter pancakes... yum.

Seaward Bound

When it's sweltering in the city, time to hit the road & head west to the coast.  My favorite highway in Oregon, 26 West makes its way through a lush forest & drops you off at the foot of the sea.  Roll down all the windows & get ready for an elixir of trees, wild flowers, berries & rivers to fill up your senses...  So much beauty & wonder to behold, I am forever longing to head to the sea but when you have the magic of both the forest & the ocean, you are doubly blessed here in Oregon.  Here's a little photo journey of a Saturday well spent.  Happy Sunday!

26 westward bound

26 westward bound

tree couple

tree couple

Nehalem River  

Nehalem River  

Nehalem Falls

Nehalem Falls

Nehalem Bay State Park

Nehalem Bay State Park

Dunes + Sea

Dunes + Sea

Dunes

Dunes

S'mores by the sea...

S'mores by the sea...

Big skies over Nehalem
Big skies over Nehalem
Parking lot view

Parking lot view

One of my favorite views... 

One of my favorite views... 

Dusk arriving

Dusk arriving

Sunset

Sunset

Little beach campfire with my old man

Little beach campfire with my old man

Magic hour

Magic hour

Nightfall

Nightfall