Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Another lovely day, walked the beach and just enjoyed the sun, even though it was cold and windy.

How do I put feelings into words, the way the ocean makes me feel? Peace... sustaining... healing... awe... filling... exhilarating...

I sprinkled some of David's ashes there. We went through here 13 years ago, and it was on that trip that I saw the ocean for the first time, and fell in love with it. David didn't enjoy the western coast all that much, but I did. After the resurrection, I'm going to have a gypsy's wagon, and travel these roads, every single one of them.

Tomorrow we'll head on up the coast, and then head inland to Mt. St. Helen's and Mt. Rainier. Scottie wants to go back to the mountain where we drove through the clouds, which was Mt. Rainier, 5 years ago.

Photos, the ocean, which pictures just cannot come close to the reality
A sea lion, laying on his back and soaking up the sun
One of Oregon's lighthouses
We stopped at the beach at low tide, so the tidal pools were accessible. It was neat seeing starfish and sea urchins.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

We are heading home now. We went as far south as we were going, and are now heading north and then east. We've had a couple of easy days, only driving 100-200 miles a day. We went along the Avenue of the Giants for a ways, then went back to the campsite. Yesterday and today we've been following the coast up into Oregon. I love Oregon, it's second only to Montana in my heart.

Photos to share, Scottie and Pip snoozing together

Scottie in the redwoods

The boys and pups

My sister says my RV looks like a matchbox car next to the trees

Nick, looking like he wants to fly

The flowers at the campground. I would love to have flowers this large. Just ain't gonna happen in Minnesota.

Nick and Scottie at the ocean

Peace and beauty

This is absolutely my favorite photo. This young boy dancing on the beach for the pure joy of the ocean.

Even with all of the trials and tribulations of being cooped up with 4 males in an aging RV for several weeks, I am so glad I was able to make this trip. I've been able to start planning for the future again, something I haven't been able to do for several years now. When I get home, it's going to be a huge crash back to the daily worries, but I'm hoping enough of the peace and hope and beauty that has come with this trip stays with me to keep me going.

I'm making public resolutions so I can go back in time to remind myself of them, and hopefully some of them I will accomplish:
Become more active in witnessing about Bible truths

Buy a Dexter bull calf and start transitioning from dairy cows to dual purpose ones

Build up my herd to have meat to sell every year

Fence in all of my land, and partition it into separate pastures for rotating

Buy some sheep

Have the boys build me a tower like the one we saw on top of a house out here, and buy a new RV... OK, OK, have to dream a little, can't be practical all of the time.