Sunday, August 22, 2010

at the beach, just another day in paradise

Exploring the Oregon Coast with a good friend happens to be one of my favorite travel adventures. It's fun to check out off the beaten path places. South of Lincoln City, up the Siletz River near Kernville we found Barking Dog Farm. Driving downhill to the farm, a row of hollyhocks greets us. I love these old fashioned flowers.

We bought fresh organic kale- several varieties, zucchini and cheddar cheese cauliflower to make a pasta 'verano' with olive oil and Parmesan cheese. Yum!!! The purple tomatoes didn't look very appetizing but they tasted delicious on our BLTs. Fresh picked produce has to be one of
the best rewards of summer.

We drove north and stopped at Cape Outlook State Park for a picnic and beach walk. Kate Chopin said how I felt- "The voice of the sea speaks to the soul."

Long walks on the beach listening to the surf, watching children build sand castles and fly kites make one feel young at heart.

We stopped to buy fresh Lapin cherries off Highway 22 near Dallas. They provide a place to wash the cherries for eating. What a wonderful trip! I feel rejuvenated and ready to create.

3 comments:

julie Haymaker thompson said...

This is just one nostalgic old fashion end of summer trip- Yummy !!

Robin Olsen said...

What a wonderful slice of summer! Thanks for sharing it Paula.

Dayna Collins said...

Your beach trip looks like it was fabulous! What a lovely way to spend a late summer day.