Monday, November 30, 2009

Holiday


Just back from our holiday at the coast. This was our second year renting the big house at the beach for Thanksgiving. Ten big people and three little ones, friends and family arrived in cars laden with ridiculously delicious food and drink, musical instruments, and cozy slippers.

There is nothing between this wall of windows and the ocean, but for a small strip of road. The view tremendous and awe inspiring.

The house sits just the other side of the small coastal village of Yachats, an artistic community with a small population. It remains less tourist filled than other nearby towns and it's coast line is rough and dramatic.

We feasted, walked on wind swept beaches, played games, watched movies, played music and generally had a lovely time. Now it's back to real world and the post holiday clean up and catch up. We are ever so thankful for this time with good folks and family in such a beautiful place. So blessed are we.



I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

15 comments:

Pomona said...

It looks absolutely fantastic - glad you had such a great time!

Pomona x

Floss said...

What a wonderful place, and how lovely to spend family time there. Welcome back - I hope the joy stays with you all week.

Fledgling said...

Ahhhh... I can almost smell the briney air and hear the gulls... Beautiful images.

Congratulations and best of luck on the teaching gig! I'd love to hear about your experiences.

How come you got to grow up on Maui? Lucky duck. I want to grow up on Maui...

Happiest of holidays,
N.

emma lamb said...

oh my! it looks so gorgeous, and what a wonderful way to spend your holiday... i'm so looking forward to christmas!

Mare said...

My Goodness, it looks like you were in a place like Heaven! What a great way to restore your body and soul...

diane said...

gorgeous pics!!!!! it looks so amazing.
oh my- the west coast is calling me...............

lifeshighway said...

What a beautiful location. Thank you for sharing. So nice to see wild beauty.

Farmgirl Cyn said...

The ocean photos are so beautiful they do not look real!
What a blessing for you and your family!

jus said...

Flaming Nora...what a magical spot for a holiday! Christmas ravioli, hoooo haaaa!!

ecoMILF Meagan said...

I am going to cry I miss North America so much! i have really been needing a season fix. The smell of winter coming on is incomparable to anything else. No one here seems to understand that sometimes the winter can be magical, restful, peaceful and the perfect excuse for a snuggle near the fire. Looks like you had a lovely time and love all your photos- it's a little taste of home. xo m.

Vic said...

Oh what a lovely place for a holiday, it looks amazing, but I'm glad you're back!

Pia K said...

what an amazing and beautiful place!! when i saw the photos on flickr i thought you might possibly have built this place yourselves and had it as a holiday home only, that sounds silly i know because who would want to not spend all their time there always...:)

seems like a magical, blessed place and that village looks great. 'scotty, beam me up!'

A Bun Can Dance said...

Oh what a beautiful, atmospheric place! It sounds as though you had the best of times - enjoy your happy memories.
D x

Aussie-waffler said...

That sounds sooooo wonderful, love the pics.

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