I’m a dreamer, there’s no denying it. I dream often, and I dream big. One of the many things I dream about is packing up and moving far away, trading in the familiar, yet highly random, Willamette Valley for something… different. Or maybe what I consider seeking is something more normal?
Oregon is weird.
Sometimes living here gets to me, though I usually try to embrace the oddities, as I don’t want to spend my life aggravated by the idiosyncrasies that surround me. Sometimes I love living here. Sometimes I worry my residing in Oregon is turning me into a character from Portlandia. Oh, wait, maybe I already am…
Then there are moments when enduring the weirdness pays off. On occasion, I have the opportunity to impulsively decide to spend the afternoon at the beach, as it’s just a short drive away. Those are the days I wonder why I would ever consider leaving this incredible place. Those are the days that keep me here. Those are the days that remind me of what a treasure Oregon is and how fortunate I am to call this state my home.
Yesterday was one of those days…
Where is your favorite place to go for last minute adventures?
7 thoughts on “Just A Short Drive Away…”
Great images. : )
Thank you so much!
Florence or Yachats two of my favorite places to go, I love the ocean, its so healing
Healing is a good word for it. There’s nothing quite like the sound of the waves crashing to bring tranquility.
It (the natural setting) is what has always kept me here. I would have been outta here a long time ago otherwise.
I find it funny that a lot of people I meet in Oregon share this opinion. It’s the beauty of the state that keeps them here.
man these pics are awesome!!! They mae me miss Oregon my home soooo much. I live in easter
mt/ND border. its so barren here. Came here for the money. You made me miss home!!!!