Mr. Squash and I decided early last week to drive out to the Oregon coast for a few days on a spur of the moment getaway. It has been a long winter and quite a while since we saw the ocean, so we thought this would really lift out spirits! We knew there were several consecutive storms set to hit Washington and Oregon over the following week, but we didn't mind - bring on a good storm, we say!
We left the Squash House early Wednesday morning, reserving a room at the Inn at Cape Kiwanda in Pacific City, OR for two nights, then drive home on Friday morning. (If you click on the link they have a live webcam in the upper right corner of the home page.) The drive out wasn't bad until we hit the McMinnville area where the wind really started to kick up. By the time we got to the beach the rain and wind were coming down sideways with no letup whatsoever! The news that evening said the coast was receiving sustained winds of 40-60 MPH! The photo above of Haystack Rock was taken from the balcony of our room after we arrived at the hotel. Mr. Squash was holding onto me while I took the picture so the wind wouldn't sweep me off the deck! The rain and the wind continued all night long, but we were cozily tucked into our lovely room!
I'll have more about our trip next post, which includes this plane....anyone know what it is?