Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Lovely Break

Holiday Time

The ocean in California

Giant Redwood Trees

Coastal Fog in Oregon

Sweet air from the ocean and thousands and thousands and miles upon miles of trees along the Oregon Coastal highway and up into Washington. 

No cooking, laundry or cleaning

DS did all the driving, I read while travelling

Time to not think, plan, work

No dogs to look after, no email

DGS time, swimming, reading, talking, walking, travelling.

Many many long hours and we were back home for 2 1/2 days.

Didn't know how much I needed a break 
until I got home again.


And then there was more...

We drove to the Okanagan to visit V and P. DGS has had so much fun with Auntie V and has talked up a storm (garden discoveries and water hoses and chasing were also involved).

Many hugs, lots and lots of visiting.

Big change in scenery from Oregon and Washington.

More visiting. Great meals together. Giant tomatoes bigger than two of my fists. Heritage.

Thrifted in towns new to me. 
Worth another trip now that I know 'where'.

Sitting on the deck in rocking chairs with more visiting in the dusk and late evening on this bench wrapped in a blanket while the sprinkler watered the cherry tree.

Catching up. It has been 5 years since our last visit.

Thank you DH and DS and P and V.


  1. glad to hear that your blog silence was mostly because you were recreating. Thank you for the report.

  2. It looks like a lovely trip. Don't you love thrifting in new territory?

  3. I love photos of the ocean. Back in 1982, my hubby and I, along with my parents, drove from San Fran down to LA along the coast. We never saw the ocean because of the fog. It was like that the whole way. Big disappointment. Those mountains look great and those! Glad you had a low stress trip with lots of hugs. :-)

  4. OH it's wonderful : ) your photos, text, and the sense of enjoyment and relaxation...

  5. What a wonderful vacation and to be able to find some treasures along the way too. My treasures would be one of those big ripe tomatoes for a tomato sandwich OR a green one to fry.
    Thanks for sharing your trip with us.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  6. Yay! for time off. Looks like you had a lovely time. Good for you! I love those wizards. Are they pewter?

  7. what a great trip, love all your photos. A good way to get recharged a change is as good as a rest.

  8. Hi Joy,

    Reading this post makes me feel as if I've been on a vacation, although I miss tasting that tomato! Thanks for your good wishes and for sharing today.

    Have a Happy Blue Monday!

  9. Hi Joy, Your vacation sounds like a happy relaxing time. We all need some time away from our regular schedules. Love your photos too.

  10. Great captures!
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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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