Saturday was day seven. It was a dreary, rainy day.
So Lorraine (my sister-in-law) and I talked Steve (my brother) into taking us to some garage sales and down the coast a ways to some antique stores.
This is my favorite store along the coast, in Wheeler. It's a huge store that goes on and on. I didn't buy anything this year... but I sure like looking for treasure. It's FUN. Yesterday - day eight - we piled everyone into the cars and drove to the base of Neahkahnie mountain. We've climbed the mountain oodles of times and decided to take the trail the other direction this year... hiking toward the beach and Oswald State Park instead of up the mountain.
I adore hiking these trails... the old growth forest reminds me of the woods behind the house I grew up in... mossy trees, ferns, huge evergreens... I really did have the world's best playground right outside my door as a child.The bonus here was the end of the trail. We hiked to Cape Falcon - a beautiful spot that juts out over sharp cliffs that plummet down to the ocean below. I'm telling you - if you've never been to the Oregon Coast, you're missing one of the most beautiful places in the world. I love hiking here. It's fun.