A Wonderful Visit and a Bumpy Flight Home

Where have you been?  I’ve missed you.  I had a wonderful visit with my daughter and son-in-law .  If you ever decide to visit the Oregon coast in the winter and they say that it is the “rainy season”, believe them.  I’m not saying that it rained the entire time,  just every waking moment.   That also may be an exaggeration.

This is the countryside I drove through from Portland.

I love all the green!!

I took Miko and Ruthy to the beach.  I stopped at a pull off that advertised ‘beach access”.  I will suggest that there should have been a sign that said “beach access – use rapelling gear”.

It may not look so bad from this point of view but trust me – it was scary.  See how it looks like it drops off up ahead?  It does.

We made it and we had a nice walk.


When we got back to the car, I forgot to shake them off.  They are both long-haired dachshunds, so they are like little swiffers and brought back tons off sand into the car.

On another day, we visited the Sea Lions Cave.  This was totally awesome.  After riding down in an elevator 200 feet, you exit into the cave area.  The roaring by the sea lions is deafening.

Did you know a bull sea lion can weigh 1500 pounds???


The view out the other side of the cave was very cool too.

I never get tired of lighthouses.

It was hard to leave today.  But I will be back to check on my little Grandson-to-be soon.  I did some exploring of more areas of Oregon on my way back to the Portland airport.

The flight back was very rough.  So much so that the flight attendants were never able to leave their seats.  But we arrived safe and sound in Billings.  And there was PH waiting for me and 3 insanely crazy acting dogs in the car.

As always, it’s good to be home.

One step at a time,



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