Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Vacation Complete

Somehow it feels right to be returning to work the day after Labour Day.

The vacation itself had some high points and some low ones. We started out at Grayland Beach, which was great, then went down to Umpqua River Lighthouse in Oregon. Oregon is beautiful, and the yurt was nice, but Oregon campgrounds like to pack people in.
We loved the dunes.
From Umpqua, we went up to Devil's Lake, which was even tighter and more exposed than Umpqua - I guess that for some people the experience of camping is best shared with many neighbors, but I don't feel that way.
After Devil's Lake, we went up to Cape Disappointment. We had an absolutely lovely first evening there, and the next morning, but then the weather turned.
That doesn't really show how dramatic the sky and waves were. Refreshing and exciting! But next morning the rain had settled in and it looked like it was going to be a day spent in the yurt, so we opted to bail out on the last day and head home.
At home, we bought PNE tickets and hoped for the best, because Thursday was our only possible day - but it rained like hell, and half of us were suffering from colds.
So the last bunch of days have been spent at home, recovering, and thinking about next year. 

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