Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Gone West

Shasta rests after a long walk on the beach, homemade olive tapenade and cheese and crackers on the table, chicken with mushrooms and homemade pesto heating while the homemade pasta simmers. Lots of wine and laughter and chocolate chip cookies.

My favorite cousin is here with her Partner, preparing the food with me, the table to be set as everyone comes in from one last walk on the beach.  We needed the walk after the Halibut fish and chips.
We all had many memories in this place and we know Big Bro is watching down on us now, and smiling as bread is broken and hands are joined in prayer.
At the coast with Dad and most of our small  family that remains, two corner adjoining suites, four  bedrooms and some special time together, my gift to them.

Back later. (and yes, it's windy)


  1. You area truly blessed that you can give such a gift to what family remains, and added memories of you and your dad. When time grows shorter, our hearts grow larger. Fill yours to the very edges.

  2. Have a good time with your Dad!

  3. So glad to see you getting to spend time with Dad & the family!

  4. Sounds like a great time. Remember the good!

  5. Looks a bit like Cannon Beach in Oregon. There are also nice beaches at Bandon and Gold Beach. Ireland's Rustic Lodges in Gold Beach are a treat, if they are still operating.

    Enjoy. I prefer the mountains for full-time living, but I sure do miss the Oregon coast.

    The last days spent wrapped in family produce some of the best memories.

  6. lotta joy - thanks, Big Bro's grandkids enjoy it here as much as he and I did.

    Rev Paul - we've had several good days together, I'll get Dad home, spend a day with him there, to make sure he's settled and then it's time to for Partner and I to go back to work.

    Stephen - and elk hunting season starts today, but haven't seen too many out on the beach this morning :-)

    Dr. Jim - I will. He's been looking forward to this trip for a couple of months.

    Brighid - Thanks, sorry we didn't get a chance to meet up this trip.

    Old NFO - we did, no tears, just laughter.

    Idahobob- Good times.

  7. You timed it perfectly for the first coastal storm of the winter. Good times indoors watching the storm. Take Care - DP

  8. Lovely! Hope you are having a wonderful time.

  9. We stayed at a place not far from there a few times for various Summer holiday weekends. A few years ago, they mailed a Winter brochure with the headline "Experience The Majesty Of The Coastal Winter Storms At [Resort]"

    It will be a while before I can handle a return trip to the Northwest, and it would strictly be for vacation.

    BTW, Bishop's laptop did the "AES256 decryption in an hour" trick this week. I have the same machine as the one she uses but without the NSA Quantum CPU upgrade package. :)

  10. Remember, when your sides are killing you from laughing, the pain goes away quickly and the happy memories remain. :-)



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