After a dreary freezing rain and drizzle yesterday which spoiled our travel plans, today dawned bright and sunny. Dan and I decided we needed a breath of fresh air to start the year, so we headed for the coast to let the salt air and sea breeze blow away the cobwebs of 2011.
The sun shone, the temps in the upper 40s were warm enough that I abandoned my fleece jacket. We clambered about the rocks, and I played a bit with my splendid new camera. It was a nice day, and the parks were pretty busy with people out enjoying the weather. I was so busy enjoying the coast and the company I didn’t actually take many photos, but here’s a couple.
Isn’t he cute? I just love that smile.
Trying out the self time feature. Two seconds is NOT enough time. Look at that blue sky!
I made it, but no Dan. The exposure is a little off, but I haven’t learned how to adjust that feature yet. Fortunately, Dan managed to snap the one of the two of us I used in the header file.
We enjoyed a nice seafood lunch, and then made our way back to Henbogle. We’ve been puttering about this week, working on our travel plans. I ordered travel information from our primary destination states, and we joined AAA and ordered some maps and travel info from them, and this afternoon, we created a travel planning center from an as yet un-restored bookcase.
The stack of travel mags on the left of the center shelf includes Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana and South Dakota. The stack on the right is all Oregon. Oregon must have a very large travel and tourism budget. For some reason, I forgot to order Washington state materials. I’ll be fixing that right quick.
I think we’ll have enough maps.
Tomorrow we are working on New Years’ Resolution #1 — cleaning up the barn, getting ready for a project. No before pictures to avoid self-incrimination.