Saturday, July 29, 2006




Hello from Florence, Oregon. This is such a beautiful place - I could easily live here. The scenery is breathtaking and the folks are friendly too. We are camped at the Washburn State Park Campsite, which is located about 10 miles north of here. We have been having a wonderful time. We took in a six mile hike yesterday from our campsite to the Hecata Lighthouse. When we looked at the hike on the map it seemed straightforward, but then it does not indicate whether its a flat hike or one that its hilly - in this case it was hilly and our legs got a great workout. The view from the highest point of the trail was worth all the hard work.

The lighthouse is a 15 minute hike to the left of this view. We sat at the lighthouse and ate sandwhiches for dinner and drank in the vista. After this we hiked on back down to the beach and slowly sauntered back so that we caught the sun as it was setting. We explored the tidepools along the way and discovered this interesting little eel, which fairly glowed!

Why don't you come along for the rest of our walk by visiting us my photo gallery at the following link:


Garden With Clean Nails!

This tip has absolutely nothing to do with our vacation - but I came across it in a magazine and thought I must share it with you who may be gardening. Before you go digging about in your garden, if you don't wear gloves (which is probably the easiest way) dig your fingers into a bar of soap and let the soap bits remain under your fingernails. After gardening, simply wash your hands, letting the water remove all of the soap and the dirt will be removed along with it and your nails will be clean!

PS - praying your all having a great summer!


  1. AnonymousJuly 29, 2006

    Thanks for the metal sheep DL and I LOVE YOUR PICS! I can pretend I'm there with you since I don't get anywhere LOL
    Have fun and stay safe!

  2. AnonymousJuly 29, 2006

    HI GUYS!!! It is Mell... Looks like you guys are having a great time.... I LOVEE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the picture of Winston... SOOO NICE.. I really want a copy for my wall....! that would be amazing.... lots of love...

  3. way to go girl..glad to hear you guys are having a wondeful time ya

  4. Wow, love this element. HOpe you are going to make more. Thanks!!!!
    Sounds like a great trip!

  5. Miss you much Barb and Miles. Love the pictures, you have grown so much in your photography.
    Love Alison


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