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Saturday, September 1, 2012
Three Days And Two Nights
We returned last night from a little visit to the Oregon Coast. The weather was beautiful which is a real bonus. You don't really go to the beach in Oregon, you go to "the coast" and you always take your winter coat no matter the time of year. It was sunny and warm with no wind. PERFECT!
We stayed in Lincoln City but, as is our habit, we drove south to Newport. This is the view looking west from the bay.
We enjoyed a stroll along Bay Front and a visit to the sea lions resting on the docks. These are male California sea lions that migrate north in the summer. Silly boys.
No trip to Newport is complete without a stop at Pirates Plunder. I definitely found some treasure!
A view of Newport Bay from the bridge.
Driving north again, we stopped in Depot Bay.
Their claim to fame is being the smallest harbor in the world.
It is hard to imagine that 65 foot fishing boats can make their way through the tiny channel and under the bridge to the harbor in good weather much less stormy weather!
We always make time for some refreshment at the Sea Hag. If you are lucky the bartender will "play" the bottles for you!
Cursory seagull picture.
We stayed at the very quaint Ester Lee Cottages. No, this is not luxury living but it suits us just perfectly. It is comfortable but retains it's vintage beach cabin vibe. As long and you aren't too tall, that is. I am 5'5" and that picture is me flat-handing the ceiling in the hallway. The bedroom and bathroom were that low as well. My husband is just 5'9" tall and he had about an inch to spare in those two doorways. The living room and kitchen are normal height. Motel for short people.
The trip was certainly not without shopping, in fact, out last stop was The Little Antique mall in Lincoln City and I commented to someone that I had shopped until The Husband dropped. More about that gallon jar of buttons in a future post!
A sweet little magnifying glass I plan to put on a chain and a very unusual postcard. It is clearly old and was marked as celluloid.
Just a few of the buttons I picked out of the jar on my first pass through them while we were still at the cabin. I couldn't resist!
This is The Husband's loot. He collects Budweiser steins and elegant depression glass in the Baroque pattern. This was the first time he found blue and not one, but two pieces!
Our younger son collects vintage woodworking tools, especially planes. He actually uses them for, um, woodworking! This Stanley Plane No.79 was in the original box and beautiful condition. We tried calling him to make sure he didn't already have one like it but the cell phones (his and mine) were cutting in and out so we finally just gave up and took a chance on it. Hope he likes it!
Laurie, I told you I would keep my eye out for a giraffe for you to display your vintage paper leis and here you go! Sadly, it was marked sold. There is no way it would have fit inside my car but would have been a sight to behold tied on top! 8+)