Sunday, September 28, 2008

do you want to go to the seaside?

now imagine that with a british accent and go put an ear to the kooks song. but it's been buzzing in my head the whole time i've been here on the coast. if i was smart i would have brought that extension plug that hooks to my camera to a computer. instead it was what to/not to wear to my interview and trip to the rogue river.

all i have to say is oregon is fabulous! the river was magnificent. class I-VI rapids, warm weather, no mosquitoes, no bears in my camp wanting to play with me like i was a human ball because they sniffed me out because i religiously put chapstick on (especially at night). the longest amount of flat water we had to paddle was 2 miles! my new and old acquaintances turned into friends and now i have another great memory to enchant my head.

i'm currently in yachats staying with dear friends of my family. tomorrow after grubbing some REAL seafood i'm heading to corvallis then north to portland before my take off tuesday morning heading back to the S-L-C. i felt good about the interview on friday and even got a positive compliment about the witch shoes. pain and sacrifice does equal some reward :)

on the coast i feel like watching the waves for hours, reading a book about the seas, holding hands, having a dog and playing frisbee with it for hours, playing with kids in the sand and making sandcastles, or just feeling the breeze blow my hair any way it desires. i feel like superwoman running here, which i've only done once but that whole sea level thing really leaves me breathing easily when there's not much humidity involved. bob and judy are wonderful, i enjoy watching them together and they even played a lil teeter totter on a long log they found. we successfully found some starfish munching on mussels arrayed in colors of purple and orange. i wish my parents were here to enjoy them.

so only a few more hours to pick slightly salted blackberries from the air. pictures and more detailed reports to come. my laptop is waiting for me fixed (for free after a slight plea of an extension of warranty from toshiba) in utah. life is good.

8 comments:

Monica said...

Can't wait to hear about the job! How fun it would be to live in such a beautiful place

Danielle said...

I can't wait to see these pictures! I'm glad you are having a wonderful time. Oh the magic of witch shoes...

Dezi said...

You're so lucky!! I liked the road bike text though, you're definitely convincing me!! Haha, one of my kids asked me this morning if I'd be here next year, haha! Cute. Day 35 has just started...

Tim&Kirst said...

When you're in town...please call. We need to catch up. :)

JP said...

I LOVE the Oregon coast. It is probably in my top five favorite places to go. It is definitely a place to go to commune. I hope everything works out with the job!

ckkg said...

i'm jealous! chris' brother and family live in washington, so we have been talking about doing a trip up the coast! i can only imagine how gorgeous it is! fingers crossed for ya on the job! so, can we play when you get back to slc? please?! call me when you are back!

Kaye and Jared said...

I'M SO GLAD THEY ARE FIXING YOUR COMPUTER!! can't wait to hear about the job!

Kaye and Jared said...

I'M SO GLAD THEY ARE FIXING YOUR COMPUTER!! can't wait to hear about the job!