Monday, October 15, 2007

Rockaway Beach, Oregon

A post today from the Oregon Coast. Today we are at Cannon Beach - this is our third night here.

The first place we stayed did not have Internet access and we haven't spent much time on the computer this past week.

We are having a great time. We have found some great quilt shops, one great brew pub and a couple hours shopping at an outlet mall.

Our first two nights were spent at a hotel at Rockaway Beach. The hotel is right on the beach. The beach at Rockaway is miles and miles of sand. It is a great walking beach -- or dog running beach!!

A few random pictures.

Jenny is a big fan of chasing seagulls.

Here are my DJ supplies that I set up in the room. I managed to do a fair bit on this block in Rockaway Beach. As you can see as I get older I need to bring my own light and my reading glasses and a needle threader.

The hotel is older and it was an alright room but it was right on the beach which was wonderful. There isn't too much else in Rockaway Beach but there are a bunch of fabulous quilt shops in the area. There is a nice little quilt shop in Wheeler called Creative Fabric. I think I will blog about the quilt shops when I get home and I can go through my fabric and take photos of my purchases and talk about each shop. All together I have been in 7 shops - from Astoria to Newport!!!

It has certainly been a fun trip as far as shopping has gone. We also bought a few items at the outlet centre in Lincoln. I bought 12 pair of Hanes socks for $15.00!! Jim bought two pair of Rockport shoes for 101.00. I also got 6 pair of Jockey underwear for $18.00! Two weeks ago I got 6 pair of Jockey underwear at the Sears in Canada for 35.00 - so you can imagine my exictement!

Here is a picture of the sunset at Rockaway Beach.

We have been extremely lucky and have had some beautiful weather. The day we arrived at Rockaway Beach it was very windy and wet but the next day (Wednesday) the sun came out and it has been warm and sunny every day. The weekend was amazing - so sunny and warm - no jackets needed for walking on the beach.

I discovered what a beautiful state Oregon is about 2 years ago. I think it is such a wonderful place and if you have never been to Oregon you really must go there one day.

Stay tuned - More to come.


  1. It sounds and looks beautiful Pam. And seven quilt shops... how wonderful. Enjoy!

  2. Well I for one am glad to know you have gotten in a good supply of panties! LOL And the quilt shopping is nice too. LOL

  3. wow sounds like you are having a great time on holidays.......

  4. wow sounds like you are having a great time on holidays.......

  5. how peaceful....glad you are enjoying your vacation!

  6. Beautiful pictures. It looks like a very relaxing time for everyone except the seagulls!

  7. What a lovely trip it is! Wow, I can't wait to read about your shop hops and what you bought! So glad to read that you and the 2Js are have a wonderful time! lol Beautiful pictures! Thanks so much for sharing! Keep well!

  8. Looking at that block makes me want to pick up a needle. But alas I have a bit more time before I can.

    Have a wonderful time. It looks like a gorgeous place to be.

  9. Sound wonderful. Shopping in the states is the best, so much cheaper than here.

  10. Beautiful pics for a beautiful trip.
    Enjoy this relaxing time.
    ciao ciao

  11. Yeah!! Virginia beach was fun, but there's NOTHING like the Oregon coast. I am going to make our reservations for next year right when I get back home. If you ever go and stay in Lincoln City, I have the perfect hotel/cottage that accepts dogs.

  12. Jenny is such a lucky dog!! Your trip looks wonderful and relaxing. I loved your curved log cabin blocks and hope you show photos of more - they are super cool.