Wednesday, June 12, 2013

CAMPING NEAR THE PACIFIC OCEAN!!

Since everyone is either in school or working, we decided to go to the coast for a few days, so Monday we drove to the Tillamook area to camp.  Yesterday we headed up the coast to see some sights.

I'm hiding behind the truck so you can see more of the gorgeous view!

This "Octopus" tree is near the Cape Meares Lighthouse.  It is very strange!

View from Cape Meares - it is awesome!!!

Cape Meares Lighthouse  - we took a tour.
After lunch in Oceanside, we headed to the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center in Tillamook .

Quilt "block" on the outside of the building.
They had an exhibit of the quilts by Lura Swarz Smith and I took pictures of two of them.  Her work is amazing and she a well known art quilter.

This quilt has pictures of the actual post cards that her parents sent from their honeymoon in 1944 and the quilt depicts the scene of her mother placing them in a scrapbook.  Very unique!!

This is a very famous quilt of dancers.  I love how she put quilt blocks in the dresses and background.
I'm sorry I don't have the names of the quilts with me - I left my notebook in the camper and we are at the rec center which is the only place we have wi-fi access.  I'm also not sure I spelled her name correctly.

The Latimer Center has two large work rooms where people can gather to work on their projects.  A group of knitters was there yesterday.  One room has a lot of looms in it.  They also sell items made by people who belong to these groups:  quilts, jewelry, knitted hats, etc. etc.  

After this, we went to the Tillamook cheese factory to buy some cheese (we had seen the way they make it previously, so didn't do that).  Then we went to the Munson water fall south of Tillamook and enjoyed the 1/4 mile hike to and from it through the forest.

Time to go and enjoy the area before we go back to DS's home tomorrow.  Thanks for visiting!


9 comments:

Karen said...

Years ago, we camped with relatives along the Calif. coast somewhere. I remember it because the showers were in a long building. There was an entrance on each end with the lady's first. You had to go around to the back of those entrances to get to the men's showers. My husband went to one end and saw it was "Women". He didn't realize that the men's entrance was right behind that. He went to the other end of the building and just walked in without reading the sign. He didn't surprise anyone because he went into a stall right away. But then he saw a woman's feet in the next stall. He ran out of there fast. We have laughed about it over the years.

Liriopia said...

Sounds like a really good time! So glad you enjoyed it. Those quilts are really unique.

Liri

---"Love" said...

Beautiful pictues of beautiful places! Thanks for sharing! Glad to know you're still having loads of fun. ---"Love"

Lori said...

How exciting! I love the Oregon coast.

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Doniene said...

Oh Ruth, thanks for sharing!! Such lovely views of the Pacific! I hope to see it one day!!

Blessings

a good yarn said...

Wow! Amazing quilts. Some folks are just too clever by half. The ocean looks terrific. Great pix.

Lindah said...

sighhh, I love the OR coast. Isn't it beautiful! Haven't been there for far too long. Good you had the time to enjoy it.

Beth said...

Tht view is just beautiful. It sure would be fun to stop and play there for a while. Enjoy!
Thanks for the pics, I love to travel with you.