Mini vacations can resurrect the spirit and love-of-a-lifetime relationship. It did wonders for ours recently. It was just what the doctor ordered....R&R. Who knew when we decided to take a couple of days to be together in January at Cannon Beach Oregon that we would have near-summer-like temperatures?!
It was heaven. Glowing sunsets, jewel-toned mornings
...great food, kicking around with the dogs, buying rubbery balls (at Puppy Love Store, a local Cannon Beach dog-friendly store) that don't gather sand or get slimy when chucking them down the beach for our four-leggeds to chase. This was at the suggestion of the employee there who offered great advice and treats for Takoda and Kasa, our Goldens.
You will always find something entertaining at Cannon Beach. We do! It's only an hour and 8 minutes from Fishhawk Lake--a great day trip for family and friends when you own property at Fishhawk Lake. (And if you're dog lovers, this is a very welcoming destination for you and your pets, as it's quite the dog-friendly coastal town. May I suggest my favorite place to stay, the SurfSand Resort Hotel for upscale lodging for you and your four-leggeds? You will be pampered for sure).
I visited my most favorite clothing boutique, Purple Moon
and not only did I get a fabulously sexy bit of dinner attire to celebrate our very belated anniversary,
but the owner, Abbas gave me two stunning necklaces to wear that night as a thank you for continuing to do business with his boutique! (He is not only generous with gifts, but very passionate about his work, his family and his LIFE. I love supporting entrepeneurs like him!) I always stop in and bring friends when they visit...two years ago, my AR amigas Debb Janes, Mel Petersen and Kris Ginsberg came with me and we all basked in great customer service...even the men are taken care of with a comfy sofa and television tuned to the sports channel.
The next morning, after a very filling breakfast at the Morris Fireside Restaurant
(ask for Armando's signature Bloody Mary--a MUST!) we walked out and encountered a couple of "locals" hanging around. They were so gentle and sweet-looking that I had to stop and get photos and some horsey love.
Their owners, Norm and Bob, came out to shoot the breeze with us and told us all about Whiskey and Sensation--their horses--not their favorite beverage. They are brothers. Bob is a local and Norm lives in Warrenton.
After a lovely conversation and more photos, we all bid adieu. Soon after, those four hit the road, literally! Riding into the sunset, taking the main avenue as their course. Bye, boys!