Cannon Beach 2016

Yawn (big stretch). You don’t remember me do you? It’s me, Mary … From Fairly Candid? Ha! Well, it’s no secret that I have taken a long break from the computer and my normal pace these past months since retirement and it feels good to have done so. I’ve been (slowly) working on projects and photos here and there and finally find myself caught up with the photos at least, so I thought I might throw a little beach action at you. After seeing all this white stuff for months, I’m ready for the beach, aren’t you?

Cannon Beach is one of my favorite places and Haystack Rock is one of my favorite sights. I never grow tired of it and I take some of the same pictures year after year (five years out of the last six to be exact) and love each memory of our trip there every October. This year four of us went from Boise. We flew to Portland, rented a car, had breakfast at Mother’s Bistro (as we do every year), shopped at Nordstrom Rack (as we do every year), then drove to Cannon Beach to meet up with two other friends from Gig Harbor (as we do every year). While there we attended the Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center (as we do every year) for two of the three days, but for the most part we just enjoyed our girlfriend time together of laughing, walking, eating, talking, and shopping. Yes! As we do every year! 🙂

I was captivated by the above beautiful art piece being spray painted on a building across the street from Mother’s Bistro. Below are three Kathy’s, two Mary’s and a Linda. 🙂

The town of Cannon Beach is a cool little town with a theater group that performs weekends, good restaurants, and fun (and sometimes expensive) shopping all along one main street coming into Cannon Beach. The community welcomes dogs both in town and on the beach and this storefront shows what happiness means to them in regards to their pets. There’s a few other pictures that caught my eye as well.

Below are friends Paul and Mary and their dog Charlee. Paul was worship pastor in our church at First Baptist here in Boise years ago before moving to Gig Harbor to become pastor of a church there. He was taking a sabbatical for a few months so got to come to Cannon Beach with Mary (although he and Charlee had their own place for the three days) but occasionally joined us girls for a meal here or there. It was so great seeing him again and getting to celebrate his 61st birthday with him. 

Well, that’s it for this year. The sun is setting and it’s time to head home. But we’ll be back again next year! Love you Cannon Beach!

Gloria - January 25, 2017 - 9:36 AM

My friend (Mary) is an amazing… FRIEND, PHOTOGRAPHER, TALENT, PASSIONATE, SMART, SELFLESS, HARDWORKING, BEAUTIFUL in and out just to mention a few! Great job, great memories Mary! Loved the special captures of your travels. -Gloria

LInda - January 25, 2017 - 10:15 AM

It brings back wonderful memories of special times spent with incredible friends. Thanks for posting them Mary, they are terrific as always.

Becky Hamilton - January 25, 2017 - 10:26 PM

You have such a great eye for composition. I especially like the the boots and the door. Great job.

Kathy Grover - January 27, 2017 - 9:42 PM

I vote for the boots. No wait! The 3 Kathys, 2 Lindas and a Mary!

Fairly Candid - January 29, 2017 - 2:12 PM

Thank you everyone for chiming in. It’s always fun for me to read your comments, but as for you Gloria, I think you must have been thinking about one of your ‘other’ friends when you wrote your comment. No worries, you just make me want to do better. And to you Kathy and Linda, can’t wait till next year. In writing my post it made me think that perhaps we should branch out a bit and try new things? 🙂 Love you, Mary

Tracey - February 20, 2017 - 11:18 AM

Mary, I miss you so much. I’m glad to get to see your pictures. You are such a great photographer. Can’t wait to see more. Love to you and your Family.

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