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!