A Weekend at Otters Crest by the Beautiful Sea

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I took John to Otters Crest Resort on the Oregon Coast for his birthday.    We left a sweltering hot Portland to arrive at a cool, breezy resort situated on the side of a cliff overlooking the Pacific.  We got caught in traffic and it took forever to get there.  When we drove into Lincoln City, we stopped by a favorite restaurant for dinner before driving out to the lovely resort.  The very first thing we did when we got there, was pour two glasses of wine and sit on the balcony to watch the sun set.    The colors were absolutely spectacular!

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The next morning, we awoke to the site of gray whales on the Pacific within sight of our balcony.  We watched them splashing around and putting on a show just for us 😉 while we ate our breakfast!

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We took a nice walk through the forest to Devil’s Punchbowl and Beverly Beach.  Climbed around on the rocks, took pictures and watched even more whales feeding just offshore.

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I enjoyed cooking meals in our fully equipped kitchen.  We had lots of fresh, organic veggies and fruit and pasta and some great local wine that we had picked up on our visit to Carlton winery last month.

W e spent a lot of quiet time together in our room, just reading or sketching or being quiet.

We had many visitors while we were there, too…..for instance:

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Oh….and….

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We explored….

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….and found many beautiful things….

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…including a few things that were mysterious and compelling…

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All in all, we had a lovely time….but it feels great to be back home as well.

My only concern at this time is for a dear friend  who has run into some very bad luck in the hot, hot desert.  Sending cooling thoughts and good wishes his way.  I love him.

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