Friday, January 8, 2010

Today was another rainy day, hopefully we will see the sun soon and be able to get out and do something without getting wet! On the plus side the temperature here is pleasant and sure beats what is happening in Florida, Texas etc.

We did a bit of cleaning this morning and a bit of this and a bit of that then spent most of the afternoon reading. Tonight we finally got our pizza for dinner, we went to the Hard Rain CafĂ© and had a really good pizza. This is where we were going to go on Wednesday night, but it turns out they are closed on Wednesdays but open the rest of the week – good to know.

I am almost finished my book, it has been a long read but I have enjoyed it.

And so ends another great gift of a day here on the Oregon Coast and we look forward to another nice (and hopefully not wet) day tomorrow.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Here I am again doing a couple of days at a time – yesterday was a bit of a dud day so there was nothing to blog about.

Yesterday was damp and cloudy, not a really great day so we didn’t do a lot – spent time on the computer and I spent a lot of time reading my Kindle, the book I am reading (World Without End) is over 1,000 pages so is taking a while to read.

John and I both had a desire for pizza so about 6 p.m. we headed out for the local restaurant where we had heard they had good pizza – oops, closed! We ended up coming home and having sausage on a bun with slaw, good but not a pizza!!

Today was supposed to be a nice day so we had decided to wait until today to go to Coos Bay and do some shopping and whatever else. Well, the weatherman lied, again, - it was another gray, dreary, drizzly day. Not a good day for taking pictures, hence no pictures tonight.

At Coos Bay we stopped at a pizza restaurant but they didn’t sell slices and we didn’t feel like at whole pizza at that point so we went to another place – they only sell uncooked pizza which didn’t help us at all. Our third try they didn’t have any eat in facilties so we ended up at Subway for lunch – good but still no pizza!

We stopped at Fred Meyer and picked up a few things then our next stop was a place that advertised sheepskin seat covers – well, they weren’t within our price range but they had a nice pair of Australian sheepskin slippers that were on sale, and in my price range, so I got them and must say they are very cozy and warm.

Next stop was Wal Mart to finish the groceries then it was time to head home. We stopped at a RV place and got a spare set of lightbulbs and the sewer hose extension that John was looking for.

On the way home we decided to take the long way through Coquille, it was a pretty drive from Coos Bay to Coquille and Coquille looks like a pretty town but the drive from there to Bandon wasn’t the greatest – narrow roads and sharp drop offs.

We had bought a cooked chicken ($4.99) at Wal Mart so dinner tonight was easy with the chicken and a spinach salad – my kind of dinner!!

When we got back we called our friends Linda & Jim in B.C. and were happy to talk to Linda and hear she is doing well in her recovery and they are looking forward to being able to spend at least the month of March in California.

Tonight will be another quiet evening, I doubt I will finish my book but will hopefully read a bit more (if I can keep my eyes open).

And so ends another two great gifts of days here on the Oregon Coast and we look forward to another nice day tomorrow, no matter what the weather.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Today is our son-in-law Carl’s birthday – Happy Birthday Carl! I missed my sister-in-law Carol’s birthday on Sunday but hope you both had great days.

Today was another damp day here in Port Orford although the temperature is still warm enough – in the mid 50’s (about 12-13C). It didn’t rain hard during the day but drizzled, just enough to make it nicer to stay inside!

Later this afternoon we went into town and checked out the video store but the movie we wanted was gone so we came out empty handed. I checked out the grocery store for a fresh veggie for dinner but again came out empty handed – bummer.

We drove down to the lookout over the dock and it was very foggy so we then went to Paradise Point and surprisingly it was clear there and quite calm. On the way in and out to Paradise Point we saw a few deer, we always seem to see them in that area. When we got back we walked around the park a few times and Claudia came out so we had a bit of a visit with her. She was saying they went out fishing the other day and made $750 – not bad for a day’s fishing!!

Fortunately I had put a pot roast in the slow cooker this morning so John didn’t have to get wet grilling – we had a nice dinner and thought of Kelly who really likes the pot roasts.

And so ends another great gift of a day here on the Oregon Coast and we look forward to another nice (but probably wet) day tomorrow.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Yesterday (Sunday) was a pretty quiet day here on the Oregon Coast. It was a beautiful day but unfortunately I wasn’t feeling real great, I think I had the 24 hr. flu.

I laid down about noon for a ½ hour then got up and we decided to drive north to Bandon, sometimes I find that if I am not feeling great getting out and doing something, helps. Yesterday that helped a bit but not completely

We first went to Bullards Point State Park where you can see the Coquille River Light House up close – very pretty and we went down to the water where we had a good view of both the north and south jetties. There was lots of wood piled up on the beach, probably the most we have seen here on the coast. After that we stopped at the beach (presumably this is the swimming beach in the summer)there and walked down to the ocean, then drove through the state park camping area - it had some really nice sites and we think full hookups, but no wi-fi. A lot of the parks now have Yurts, for rentals – interesting.

Coquille River Lighthouse

Near South Jetty

Old Town Bandon

Beach at Bullards Beach State Park

Yurt at Bullards Point State Park

From there we went back into Bandon and stopped at a shop where we lucked out and I finally got a new sweat shirt for a decent price and picked up a few gifts for the kids.

We stopped in Old Town and wandered around a few stores that were open, but most of them were closed – we will have to go back again when more are open. From there we took the scenic route back through Bandon and stopped at a couple of Waysides for pictures.
View from Wayside

On the way back my sister called so I talked to her until we lost the connection so called her back when we got home. As soon as I got off the phone I told John he could do whatever he wanted for dinner as I wasn’t interested in eating, so I laid down on the couch and slept for about 3 hours. I woke up and went to bed and then woke up about 1 a.m feeling much better – thank goodness.

Today was mostly overcast with a couple of showers thrown in for good measure but the temperatures are pleasant so we aren’t complaining.

Other than a couple of walks around the park it was a fairly quiet day, I spent most of the afternoon reading. Once I have finished posting my blog I will return to my book.

And so ends another two great gifts of days here on the Oregon Coast and we look forward to another nice (but probably wet) day tomorrow.