A Pieceful Life

A Pieceful Life

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Florence

We headed to Florence on our last full day on the Oregon Coast.  Inland tomorrow on the homeward trail.

First stop on our way southward, was at the famous Sea Lion Caves – this needs a blog all on its own, but here’s one picture to whet your appetite:

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Florence is well-known for its sand-dunes, so we had to get pictures – didn’t actually go out for a ride, having dogs with us that couldn’t get on the buggies.  Interestingly, we didn’t see any riders at all!

60.Sand dunes

We stopped for lunch at the marina – beautiful view and fresh air to whet the appetite further:

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And wandered through Old Florence

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This sign pointed apparently to all the other ‘Florences’ in North America, including one in Nova Scotia:

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There was, of course another lighthouse – more on that later.

It’s been a wonderful vacation – we’re actually at our last stop at Kent Washington on our way home.  The drive yesterday was harrowing – we lost each other a couple of times, and were too far apart to communicate with our radios, got stuck in congestion at Portland, got stuck in a traffic jam due to an accident at Olympia, and spent a while bouncing down the I-5 (trying to find an alternate road to get us home today – 100 miles of that bouncy road is just too much for the trailers, not to mention it really stresses our dog).

Hope you’ve enjoyed the pictures and the travelogue.  There will be a few more posts on specifics when I get pictures sorted and tagged better.  I’ve missed all the quilting dialogue, and will have to sit down and catch up with you all.  My fingers are itching to get home and open up the sewing machine.

Peg

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you've had a wonderful trip. Amazing sights. Did you happen to run into a very tall couple on your travels? He's 6'4" and she's 6' 1". Driving a light blue Toyota. She is one of my very best friends and they were a couple days behind you crossing the border, but in the same area. Names: Karen & Rob.

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