Fishhawk Lake-Cannon Beach Travelogue

Real Estate Agent with John L Scott Market Center 700512026

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?!

Cannon Beach sunset in January 2014-Gayle Rich-Boxman Copyrighted All Rights Reserved


It was heaven. Glowing sunsets, jewel-toned mornings

Cannon Beach Oregon morning in January 2014-Gayle Rich-Boxman Copyrighted All Rights Reserved


...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

Purple Moon Boutique Cannon Beach Oregon


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


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.

 Whiskey and Sensation-Gayle Rich-Boxman 2014


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.

Gayle Rich-Boxman 1.25.14


 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!


 Cowboys at Cannon Beach-Gayle Rich-Boxman 1.25.14 Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Comments (15)

Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Gayle. What a lovely post and enticing invitation. I want to jump on the plane. Great photos accompany your magic narrative. Sounds delicious.

Jan 27, 2014 10:58 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Gayle, I love your posts!  I feel like I am right there with have such a gift!  By the way, what a great rubber ball for your doggies and that look smashing I am sure :-)  Way to go again!

Jan 27, 2014 11:14 PM
John G. Johnston
John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC - Westcliffe, CO
An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO

Comfy sofa and sports channel...OK, but what about BEER!  You are a one person tourist center!  Enjoy your day

Jan 27, 2014 11:18 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Sheila, "enticing invitation"--oh, my I LOVE that combination of words! I might have to steal that at some point....

Kristin, it's your feedback and Sheila's that have gotten me started on trying to create a new group in ActiveRain...I'm working on it and hope to get it started today so that I can add this post to it. Happy to have you along for the ride!!

Jan 27, 2014 11:20 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

John, he DOES offer mostly, but he's got it COVERED!! For beer, you'll have to join us at our annual SuperBowl Party--Sunday at 3pm, our house

Jan 27, 2014 11:21 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your visit to Cannon Beach. Your photographs are always outstanding!

Jan 27, 2014 11:28 PM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

This sounds like the perfect mid-winter break Gayle-so happy you got great weather and your photos tell a great story-I also feel that I've shared a little piece of this wonderful experience with you and I thank you for the mid-week getaway!

Jan 27, 2014 11:50 PM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

I liked Cannon Beach when I visited there Gayle during a long stay in Oregon for me. So different than Florida beaches and I remember HUGE ROCKS out in the water and people flying kites.

Jan 28, 2014 01:10 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I just enjoyed a mini trip with your travelogue...glad all of you had so much fun.  Wishing you a great week.  A

Jan 28, 2014 01:23 AM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA

Hi Gayle, That was a fun experience and I loved the photos. The first one should be made into a print. And you are right to support that business. To me, that is the beauty of local privately owned shops where you are almost like family. And treated that way. 

Jan 28, 2014 03:47 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Gayle. Thank you for taking us along and sharing the photos. That dress is awesome!

Jan 28, 2014 05:27 PM
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

Very pretty, but I bet the water is COLD!

Jan 29, 2014 04:29 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Roy, as you well know, these trips can offer lots of photo-ops.

Joanna, you took me to a museum, I took you to the beach...doesn't get any better and it was free for both of us!

Gary, the shoreline is so much different than the Atlantic coast's!

Joe, I loved how I felt in this that nite!

Than, unless you're a kid who doesn't care, I wouldn't be venturing in--

Alexandra, it was perfection.

And William, they have designer clothes in an upscale Coastal Community--who woulda thunk??


Jan 29, 2014 05:05 AM
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Gayle, How adventurous, I loved traveling along.

Sexy little dress too!

See my email, I need advise in how to make blogs in this new format look so good!

Jan 29, 2014 09:30 AM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Gayle, Those are some wonderful photographs!  It sounds and looks like a great getaway!

Jan 29, 2014 11:16 AM