A year at the coast (not really)

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Dreams and goals are a funny lot.  They change or intensify as other things either move out of the way, take their place, or come true.

I once had a dream to live on the coast.  I didn’t have to live there forever….just one year.  I wanted to see all the seasons, storms and all.  My life changed and without regret, I put that dream in my back pocket.

It’s years later, and I dusted off that dream and looked at it in a different way.  What if hubs and I stayed 3 days and 2 nights at the coast each month for an entire year. That would do it!

Last month was our Ocean family reunion  Fox Fun

November, hubs and I stayed at a favorite spot in Lincoln City “The Sandcastle.”  The weather was nippy, indeed, but I saw several rainbows over the ocean.  What a hopeful image.  We also watched a seal travel north to south, popping its head up every once in a while.  Our eyes were glued to the waves when one or the other of us would call out….”there it is”……….. “there it is”…….. “there it is.”

We took some time out of our ocean watching to pop in and out of the quirky little shops downtown. Unhurried, we were able to chat with some of the store owners.  Being November, downtown looked like a ghost town.  But hubs and I were content. Some of that had to do with his favorite pizza place, Tie-Dye Pizza, being open.

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In the middle of the night I crept to the curtains and peeked out. The tide was out and above, clouds had parted enough for me to gaze at the stars.  On our last morning we saw patches of glorious blue sky.  While this picture does not show it, what looks like a speck in the center of the photo is really a half moon.

On our way home we saw that someone with time and a sense of humor had grown a smiley face on the side of a hill.  From our view it looked a little like “The Grinch that Stole Christmas” but I am sure the intent was a smiley face.

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A lovely weekend.  Goodbye ocean…..see you next month.

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10 thoughts on “A year at the coast (not really)

  1. Lynz Real Cooking November 30, 2016 / 6:56 am

    I love love love the ocean! We went there every year twice while I was growing up! I love this dream

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    • bobbibowwoman November 30, 2016 / 8:00 pm

      I’m going to try a remember or photography something different about each visit. I’m very excited about this.

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      • Lynz Real Cooking December 1, 2016 / 5:58 am

        That is so exciting! We have stayed at Lincoln city since I was just a tiny child!

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      • bobbibowwoman December 1, 2016 / 6:52 am

        So much has changed, so much has remained the same. The ocean, high or low tide remains ever changing.

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  2. Sarah Brentyn December 5, 2016 / 9:30 am

    Aw, this is so true: “They change or intensify…” Dreams do that. Glad you had a good time. (Love that smiley face!) 🙂

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    • bobbibowwoman December 6, 2016 / 12:12 pm

      I’m pretty jazzed. We have 6 of the 12 months booked already. This is really happening!!!

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