If ya can’t lock the gate–Join em

My friends and I tease that there needs to be a gate on Highway 18 from Portland. It gets really slow, bumper to bumper, sometimes it is at a snails pace as far east as  Grand Ronde.  Like the lights on I-5, there should be stop lights along from McMinnville and Tigard that will only allow so many people at a time on hwy 18.  From our house, to get into town, we have to turn left into this line of traffic.  It makes me spend less money and use less gas, because I really have to wonder how long I want to stay in traffic – so many people enjoying the beaches here.


But then we get into town – a mere mile – see what we get as a prize?  I’d say if ya can’t beat em join em, but I really don’t want to hurt anyone or win anything. Except, maybe finding a float. We saw 2 people carrying floats into the Moe’s area of Taft on South 51st today. Or, rather, Nate and his friend did. I was camped out right here. Mesmerized.


So – Yes. We are going to “do spring break” this week. Winking smile


This is at the 48th street access looking south at the mouth of the Siletz River and on down to Salishan and Lincoln Beach.


Handsome Lad and his Dog on the Beach.


Driftwood Jumping is Jon’s favorite game.  This is pretty far away from the water, we don’t driftwood jump at the water’s edge. That’s a little more risky.


This is a pretty steep cliff, Jon is walking up. He made a Sand Boarding Slope and was wearing himself out.  Yeah!


Coromonts or Loons out there in the black specks of the waves.  I took about 70 of these shots today.

Happy Go to the Beach Day with the Petra School for Spring Break!

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7 Responses to If ya can’t lock the gate–Join em

  1. Tiffany says:

    I found you on someone else’s blog…now I can’t remember whose. LOL In the comment you said you lived in the Pacific Northwest and so do I so I had to check you out. 🙂 We live in North Bend where on the Oregon coast are you. I love meeting people who are also homeschooling in Oregon. Happy to have found your blog.

  2. You better start keeping a good filing system for your photos…you are getting some great shots! I wish I would have started long ago with a great system to keep my photos organized for future use. Sigh.

    Love, love, your beach shots and it makes me want to hop in the car and drive up yonder, except for all the crazy bad weather between here and there. 🙂

    We are expecting 6-12 inches of snow tomorrow AGAIN. What is up with that?

    I love seeing your family and all your adventures, thanks for sharing.

  3. amy in peru says:

    I may have seen you in Taft today!!! I was there this very morning!! Where do you live?


  4. Mrs. Taffy says:

    I totally remember the traffic…worst part of living in Oregon! It makes no sense how they situated and organized their roads and lights and on ramps, etc. Living near the ocean though…what a treasure! That makes it all worth it! When I was a young girl we spent almost every weekend in Cannon Beach. Have you been there yet? My grandparent’s lived there, it was WONDERFUL!

  5. Love the wild ocean pictures.
    Did I miss something? I didn’t see highway access in that one pictured.

    I love when the waves have all that spray coming off of them!!

    • Angie Wright says:

      Nope. No highway access in Lincoln City, except for the exact middle of town – the D River State Park is right on Hwy 101. Lincoln City is a mile wide and 7.5 miles long. Where ever you go, you are pretty much 1-2 streets away from the lake or one two to streets away from the ocean. There are streets on the far west that hug the beach access parts. For you out of stater’s – Oregon passed a law in the 60’s? That said no one could own the beach up to so many feet up to grass and landscape. 10 feet up? So no one can claim any part of the beach for private use – ever. Very Cool.

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