While Dan headed North to Garibaldi/Wheeler area to ride a train into the forest (something they only do four times a year), Patty and I hustled off to the Farmers Market in Newport ... and a GREAT one it was. There were lots of fruit stands, bakery items, flowers and crafty things.
THIS is my kind of beach!! Perfect for kite flying ... but on this day, Patty and I scrounged around looking for driftwood treasures, which had been few and far between up to this point.
WOW!!! An entire treasure pile just waiting for us to attack!! With several not-so-perfect pieces in hand, we took our vegetables and treasures back to the rigs.
When Dan returned (after a two hour drive to get there the train ride was cancelled due to fires) we met friends Barbara and Tom Westerfield and Terry and Nick Russell at Kam Meng for the last supper as the Westerfields will continue further south today. It seems Terry and Nick had a great kite flying day with a gentlemen who not only can fly Revolutions, but is a great teacher. I'm hoping some of that will rub off on me!!!
Back at home, I played with the puppies for a bit. This picture totally depicts what Cooper is all about ... THE BALL GAME!!! He's totally fixated and has me trained very well to retrieve it when he can't, by barking loud and long!! The light bulb finally went on for me (after five years) ... if I put the balls away, there's no ear splitting bark, followed by me saying BE QUIET!!! I'm going to put my plan into action today and see how it goes!!!
I'm also hoping to get in some kite flying. I've been watching lots of videos online and have some new things to try!! It's all in the subtle movement of your hands ... not the wild arm waving I've been doing!!! It should be a fun, sun filled, gorgeous blue sky day on the Oregon Coast.