Sunday, June 5, 2011


The Oregon coast must be one of the most scenic in the world.  We were very lucky to have nice weather while driving along it.  The first day it was cloudy but not raining.

 This is the Umpqua River light house at Winchester Bay.  We took a tour of it - very interesting.   It was built in 1894 and was the 2nd one.  The first one was built in 1857, but fell into the river.

South of Florence is where we saw the sea lions sitting on rocks below the road.

 On Thursday, it was raining a lot and we went to see the Yaquina Head Lighthouse.  Since there were two buses of school kids there to get tours of the lighthouse, we didn't do the tour this time.  It was super windy and raining at the lighthouse, but we got a couple good pictures.
This big rock was near the lighthouse and the dots on top of it are some birds that lay their eggs right on top of the rock without building any nests at all.  The eggs are a certain shape that they don't roll off.  When I took this picture, the rain was coming straight at me and it was cold!

We arrived at DS/DIL's home just in time to greet GS when he came home from school.  He is a freshman in HS and is doing very well.  It's so good to be here.  GD is starting to make a quilt for her cousin, so I helped her cut some of the fabric.  She is a good seamstress and sews some of her own clothes.  She loves fabric too!  We plan to go to the Quilt museum in Tillamook if we can work it out.  GD is graduating from high school and will be starting a job soon after.  Our first goal is to go to the local quilt shop.  Maybe we can get there this week.

Now that we are "connected" I can try to catch up on some of your blogs.  Have a good week!


  1. What fun!! I love that place;) Enjoy your visit, and the quilt shops;)
    Happy Quilting!!

  2. Love the pictures! I think it is so cool your GD is getting into fabric and quilting.


  3. I love your pictures! I am counting the days until we will be up there. I didn't know there was a quilt museum in Tillamook. I have been to the Tillamook cheese factory a couple of times, love their ice cream bar and the cheese. Enjoy your visit!

  4. I miss the ocean so bad, thanks for the pictures. Have fun with family!

  5. So lovely... need to get out there sometime...

  6. Oh, you lucky duck! I am so enjoying your vacation photos. N.CA and Oregon coastline is our very favorite vacation destination, but we have not been there in years due to caregiver responsibilities. And secondly, to have a quilting granddaughter tops the cake. Enjoy!
    inland N.CA

  7. Again, gorgeous pictures! What fun it must be to have a granddaughter who wants to sew and quilt! I can only imagine! ---"Love"

  8. Nice pictures :)
    I know you'll have a great visit with your family. Hope there are pictures of the quilt shop and possible museum visit. :)
    Oregon is one of the destinations my husband and I would like to get to, so it's fun to have a sneak peak!

  9. The pictures are beautiful. I love seeing different lighthouses.
    AND GD is a sewer!!! Someone to share the love of fabric with. I am sure you two will find plenty to do together.
    Enjoy the family.