Dorothy said it best: “ There’s no place like home”
I just got home from a 4 day visit to the coast, where I had a wonderful time sightseeing, spending time at the ocean beach collecting rocks and shells, meeting new people, eating great food staying at a wonderful Inn and just having a great adventure.
But, arriving home, walking into my cozy living room and relaxing on my comfy couch is the best feeling.
It’s nice to get away but it’s always good to come home.
And I am giving thanks this evening that I have a nice home to come to.
While on a recent visit to an Oregon coastal town I came upon this unusual sight as I was out walking to the beach.
There, high in a bush, was a crab. It was not alive, but it looked real.
I was puzzled at how it had gotten there but I never did find out, so I imagined the positive and decided it must have went on an adventure one day, took a challenge from a seagull to climb a tree and ended up not being able to get back down.
The positive part is that it was adventurous, it left it’s comfort zone and took a chance, many of us don’t do that out of fear or complacity, and even though perhaps the crab didn’t end up with the happy ending he’d hoped for, at least he won at his life’s challenge and
Exploring the back roads of Oregon,
my grandchildren and I end up taking an unexpected Ferry Ride across the Williamette River.
Quite a new experience for all of us! Later, we share thoughts, ideas and memories as we eat lunch in a small bakerynamed “Leona’s”,
so named for anothers’ grandmother, in this little town of Mt. Angel, surrounded by vineyardsand Mission State Park,
where some of Oregon’s earliest settlers lived and worked
at the Williamette Mission nearly 170 years ago. There was a lot of history all around usjust waiting to be discovered,
and our four curious minds, sought it out,
as we enjoyed spending the day together,
making history of our own.