Sunday, May 3, 2009

Oregon Coast Refresher

I just got back from a 3 day retreat at the Oregon Coast with a group of women from my church. It was really a good time although I always go into these wishing I could retreat by myself instead of in a group. People think I'm an extrovert but really I'm a socially active introvert who needs a little quiet space to recoup. Believe it or not. So I have pictures to show you, mostly taken this morning when I got up at 5:45 AM and snuck out for a beach walk by myself. (I just hate it that nowadays you have to think twice before going out alone on a walk...) But it was wonderful!




Remnant of a beach fire last night


Tide Pools




"Smocking" by God





















Rainy Saturday, off and on






































We made earrings as a craft
















See Kelly's?























Worshipping together





































Just a little cabin by the sea...(across the street from us)

Of course, it was beautifully sunny when it was time to go home, so we just couldn't bear to part...





































I think I'll stay here a while...



8 comments:

Gilly said...

What a wonderful place to have a retreat! I like retreats by myself - not that I have been able to go on more than a couple, but there is something about sharing with a group that really adds something, and helps.

Being a not-ver-socially-active introvert, I would have been out on that beach by myself too! (Its OK,I'll just give you a wave and a nod as we pass by!) It is just beautiful, peaceful and so lovely I long to be there. Your photos as gorgeous!

Hollace said...

That's one of the really nice things about most of the Oregon beaches, Gilly; they're not overly crowded. In fact, they're almost empty on some of the stretches. If you ever find yourself in this area, I would love to take you and show you and have a good balance of talking sometimes and just thinking to ourselves other times! It's all good.

Lindsay Chandler said...

Six weeks until Oregon beaches! I can't wait.

Gilly said...

Its too far from the UK to Oregon I'm afraid. Sad that!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Great seaside pic's...I love the 'smocking by God'!

Rowan said...

What a really beautiful place, I've often thought that I'd like to visit Oregon, I've never been to the West coast of the US. I shouldn't worry about walking alone, it never even crosses my mind to worry and I walk a great deal by myself in the countryside and woods - a city street at night would be a different matter of course! On the whole I've come to the conclusion that if you look for problems you'll find them' All kinds of things might happen but they almost certainly won't.

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

SUCH A LOVELY WAY TO SPEND TIME WITH FRIENDS...
DEBBIE MOSS
(ENGLAND)

SteveNTL said...

Nice pics, Hol-babes!

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