CAPE LOOKOUT

I just love exploring with my husband. When we first moved to the Pacific Northwest five years ago we used to go out every weekend and explore our new home state. This past weekend we traveled down the Oregon Coast and went camping at Cape Lookout. It was the most relaxing camping experience we’d ever taken.

Saturday Morning Stroll

Saturday Morning Stroll

On Saturday we walked along the water’s edge for seven miles. We talked about our dreams, about ourmissed opportunities and about moving forward. It was the moments we didn’t talk but just walked, hugged, and kissed that I will remember the most about this beautiful trip.

Tree

Tree

I love driftwood and even bringing home some as souvenirs but my husband said no to this one, so I took its photo instead!

And of course my broken toe.

Broken Toe

Broken Toe

Yes, after our lovely 3 hour stroll down the beach, I was walking up the rocky and sandy area to get back to our tent barefoot; I hit an immovable rock with my left baby toe. I knew it was broken the moment it happened, but I didn’t let it stop me or ruin the trip. When I got back to our tent I spray it with ASEA, only because I it was bleeding and I know that ASEA has antibacterial properties that would help it heal. Then throughout the day, I just kept spraying it. I sprayed it at least 8 more times before going to bed and took two extra doses on Saturday night. I slept the entire night with no pain.

Flowers on Trail

Flowers on Trail

The next day just because I couldn’t get my foot into my hiking shoes didn’t mean I wasn’t going hiking up to see the 380 ft water fall. So I hiked it in my flip flops, holding onto my husband for support and walking sideways when I needed to.

More Flowers on Trail

More Flowers on Trail

The waterfall was beautiful but we could only get as close as the trail would allow, because of fallen trees, the trail was closed. But that didn’t stop my husband from going off trail. I on the other hand, got a nice view from where I was. It was beautiful.

Waterfall

Waterfall

Can’t wait to go back to Cape Lookout next year; we have decided to make this one of our yearly camping trip. Camping season has just begun for us. I am eagerly looking forward to see what other places we’ll be exploring this coming season and even next Sunday, since it’s Mother’s Day and it’s my choice.

 

IN HONOR OF MY ANNIVERSARY

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Well2Day turns One Year Old on May 4, 2013. To celebrate, I’m going on another adventure! My husband is taking me to the coast of Oregon to see the Puffins. While I’m away I will be taking a break from all the electronics that make my life connected. So for the next few days I’m showcasing my favorite blog posts during my first year. I hope you all enjoy them as much as I did.

THE BRIDGE was my second blog post in May of 2012. It was an an accomplishment for me at the time. Going over past accomplishments is a great motivator today as I look forward to what’s in store for me. Today I’m making a list of all the accomplishments that I’ve made in the last year, five years, 10 years, and my entire life.

THE BRIDGE

Ever since we moved here, four years ago, I’ve wanted to walk this bridge. My husband has been across it many times on his bicycle rides. For some reason I never got around to it. I love exploring  Sundays it’s our time to do things together whether it’s going on camping, hiking, a special walk, or a drive. Today was a little different because it is during my first week of vacation between classes from college, and he wasn’t sure what I would want to do. The weather is gorgeous, a balmy 53 degrees, and sunshine, beautiful sunshine.

I love that this morning we woke up to fog and by noon the fog lifted to a beautiful day filled with this glorious energy giving sunshine. So many times we are faced with clouds and rain that when May hits every chance we can, we go outside with all the rest of the Pacific Northwesternites to soak up as much sun as we can. It is days like these that make the rest of the time here bearable.

A scene from the bridge

It is still such a beautiful day…I think I may go out and enjoy more of it.

The Yearning Heart

Nothing recharges our lives more than being with family or reconnecting with nature. Because we live 2000 miles from our family, nature wins out more times than we would like to admit. It has been a year since we’ve seen our children, the calls are becoming less frequent, and I’m sure that one day we (the mama and the papa) will just be a faded memory. Our hearts yearn to embrace our children, but we know they have their own lives to lead and we don’t fit into those lives anymore.  It’s difficult knowing that as parents we have become the after thought instead of the first thing our children want to think about.

So we  fill our time with other things, our electronics, our friends, nature, food, and anything else we can think of so the pain isn’t so bad (or so we say). These things can never take the place of our children or the love we have for them. Oh how we wish we could share all the places we’ve been and the wonders we’ve seen with them.

So often we are reminded of the simplicity of life when we look at nature and see the family it portrays to us.

Many Roots Grafted In

The Bridge

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Ever since we moved here, four years ago, I’ve wanted to walk this bridge. My husband has been across it many times on his bicycle rides. For some reason I never got around to it. I love exploring  Sundays it’s our time to do things together whether it’s going on camping, hiking,   a special walk, or a drive. Today was a little different because it is during my first week of vacation between classes from college, and he wasn’t sure what I would want to do. The weather is gorgeous, a balmy 53 degrees, and sunshine, beautiful sunshine.

I love that this morning we woke up to fog and by noon the fog lifted to a beautiful day filled with this glorious energy giving sunshine. So many times we are faced with clouds and rain that when May hits every chance we can, we go outside with all the rest of the Pacific Northwesternites to soak up as much sun as we can. It is days like these that make the rest of the time here bearable.

A scene from the bridge

It is still such a beautiful day…I think I may go out and enjoy more of it.