Tag: oregon coast

Eco-licious

Well, I just went to Next Level Burger for the first time – where one can enjoy a delicious burger and a to-die-for shake that are all plant-based (and not-“Frankenmeaty” at all). Proof positive that it is entirely possible to be, as they proudly say in Oregon, a fat vegan. “As long as we don’t have any kind of representation…

Moving Forward…

We are trudging forward, slowly but surely, towards our goal of getting outta dodge and into a smaller coastal town environment. “Astoria or bust!” is our mantra, and the little things are getting checked off our list… Where we live it is now required to have our Home Energy Score calculated before selling a home, so we found a discounted…

Week in Pictures

Something my husband and I always have enjoyed is wandering through community gardens. The gate was open when we were out in Southeast today for an appointment so we did a quick wander around the Sewallcrest Community Garden which is of course practically silent now that we are deep into autumn, but being a sucker for transforming garden sheds and…

Week in Pictures

Just before the jackasses in pickup trucks showed up to terrorize the beaches. I fucking hate how there are still places they allow people to drive right on the sand – it’s dangerous and disrespectful, both environmentally and to people trying to have a quiet day at the beach away from all that kind of thing. Ugh. But it was…

Rediscovery

I was watching television on a Saturday night, thinking “is this all there is?” and the loneliness enveloping me. It’s what’s made me eat when I shouldn’t, that numbing food addiction that made me say to myself “tonight I’m going to fuck over my body with unkind food choices.” And I get sick and I cry to myself, because it’s…

Week in Pictures

Absolutely no regrets choosing general over local anesthesia for the vitrectomy. I may gasp at the bill, but the horror of knowing THIS is what they did is plenty for me. Headed to the doctor again for another checkup this morning to see what he thinks of my progress, but I can say I’m optimistic as the “horizon” (where the…

Little Bitty Getaway: Astoria

After each transfer we’ve planned a couple days out of town to exhale with the news, and obviously with shit hitting the fan double-time, this was especially vital. I’d booked us where we spent the first night of our honeymoon, the Cannery Pier Hotel in Astoria, months ago, hoping for a celebration. It’s located at the mouth of the Columbia…

Post-BFN Getaway: Yachats!

Lots and lots of time to just do…whatever. Our 4 days in Yachats were really, really good and really, really needed. A quiet little cheap motel right on the beach with a kitchenette to make our own meals, waking up to the sound of the ocean, being able to walk out the door and be steps from the sand, enough…

Anniversary Getaway: Bandon, Oregon

So, our anniversary getaway turned out very different than planned, as the Airbnb we’d reserved in Central Oregon we discovered a few days before departure was not a “whole house” as described but rather just a bedroom + microwave, with a “shared” porch and a “shared” hot tub. Ew. We are not “shared” people on our anniversary. Lesson learned? Never…

Week in Pictures

A few scenes from our overnight getaway to the Oregon Coast, taking off early the morning after the transfer and spending the day in Cannon Beach where it was an insane 80 degrees (close to 90 in Portland!) and everyone seeming to have the same idea. We grabbed some seafood at Ecola Seafood (the only food I’ll eat in CB…