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Shell

Shell, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

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16, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Peter Iredale

 

Peter Iredale, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

A quick shot of the Peter Iredale as we sped toward the “exit”. Pretty cool.

We Were Here

 

We Were Here, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

 

On The Clam

 

On The Clam, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

I love this photo. All worn out from clamming, Karen wipes the sand from her eye. You can’t really see it, but it’s there.

Clam Diggers

 

Clam Diggers, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Here are the very stylish looking clam diggers. Total bounty hunters. Faster than a speeding clam. Are you all just clamoring for me to stop?

Clam Digging

 

Clam Digging, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

So… yesterday, after having a great Saturday I haven’t yet mentioned… loved having you over Maggie. Really nice to see you. It had been awhile. Yesterday… we got up at the butt ass crack of dawn (pardon me) and went clam digging with Stan and Connie. It was a really great day. We really enjoyed ourselves. Thanks guys for driving, for instructing, and for putting up with our sorry excuse for clam digging selves.

Sculpture

 

Sculpture, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Clam digging on the Oregon Coast. Beautiful weather over there yesterday.

Took this with the Canon PowerShot SD 750.

Washed Up

Washed Up, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Just a bit of a branch that had washed up at some point. And yes… if you’ve read the previous post and wondered, Weston did leave his mark on this one as well. There should be a sign… Weston was here.

Relief

Relief, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

I know this isn’t exactly probably very politically correct, but I had to post a shot of how Weston spends much of his time while on walks. He’s a boy dog… boy dogs like to mark. There’s not a log, or tree, or rock he passes without having to leave his mark… so to speak. Even when he has no mark to leave he tries to leave it. It’s kind of funny. He thinks he’s a stud… and, well… he is.

The Inn

The Inn, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Not sure what the purpose of these sticks was/were. Interesting though. One never knows what one might see when one walks on the beach. (LOL  That sentence just cracked me up.  When did I get so proper?)

Log Roll

Log Roll, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Uh, from the last entry… that would be last Friday afternoon, the 10th. Our anniversary is actually the 9th, but we really couldn’t take it off work as well. Have to save up that time off for trips to England and Chicago and visits with the kids. It’s OK though… we did go out to dinner last Thursday night to celebrate. Had some terrific Vietnamese food at Silk. Nice.

Riley – Beach Dog

Riley – Beach Dog, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

So it’s Wednesday which means I need to get a move on about posting our events, travels, etc. from last weekend. I’m a bit late. Ah well… it’s my blog I suppose so I can post when I get the time. Which happens to be now. So… anywho…. enough mumbling about why I haven’t posted this stuff before now. Let’s get on with it.

This last weekend we went to the beach for our anniversary. It’s sort of become a bit of a tradition (except for last year when our anniversary fell in the middle of the week and we couldn’t really get away). It was Riley’s first trip to the coast, ever, and she loved it. She wasn’t fazed by it at all, even when it rained a ton. Pretty amazing. She’s a cool customer.

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In flight, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Kite in flight at Lincoln City, Oregon.

Taken May 11, 2008 with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.

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Basalt Beach, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Life on the beach in Newport, Oregon.

Taken July 4, 2008 with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.

Raining Down

Raining Down, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Happy fourth of July from the beach in Lincoln City, Oregon.

Ready for Roasting

Ready for Roasting, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

This baby was ready for roasting…. and we did.  The best comment of the evening… Mary, who hasn’t been able to roast a marshmallow in a year (she lives in England where the marshmallows are apparently sub par), saying to her first nicely roasted specimen, “come to me my beauty”.  It was a good moment.

Roosting

Roosting, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Loads of birds nest and make their homes near the tide pools at Yaquina Head in Newport, Oregon.

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Yaquina Head Lighthouse, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

The recently restored lighthouse at Yaquina Head.

Nap Time

Nap Time, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Down on the basalt beach at Yaquina Head you can get a good look at some of the local residents who sometimes, in turn, get a good look at you.

Rip Tide

Rip Tide, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Walking the docks in Newport, Oregon.

Here It Is

Here It Is, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Weston had a great time chasing down this enormous stick. I was actually surprised he could run with it as well as he did. He’s so cute…

Driftwood

Driftwood, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Getting down to the level of the driftwood. The wee sprouts in the background are actually Karen, Mary, Martin, and Weston.

Surfin’ Safari

Surfin’ Safari, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

The waves weren’t really all that high, but these guys were giving it their best shot before taking this little break.