Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Clamming in Siletz Bay, Oregon

I went clamming on Thanksgiving day for Purple Varnish clams all by myself for the first time in beautiful Siletz Bay on the northern Oregon coast. Go during low tide and easily dig them out by using a clam gun which suctions out the sand and clams. I eventually talked my mom and dad into being my assistants. Clams are easy to cook with butter and garlic on medium heat for about 4-5 minutes. I like to add mine to spaghetti - yum! Just remember to get your license to go clamming and call your local hotline before you dig them up because at certain times they can be toxic to eat! 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Lincoln City, Oregon

Can I just say how much I love that my parents live in such a cute little beach town? And I can escape to it whenever I want.

I did spend my weekend there enjoying Mom's food, going shopping at the outlets (and getting some amazing deals!), and walking on the beach. Time really went to fast. I need a few more days out of work and in nature. Sometimes you just need a break from it all--you know?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Columbia Gorge - Rooster Rock State Park

Rooster Rock State Park - Columbia Gorge

 There are lots of changes in the air. With weather, time changes, and people.

I drove 30 minutes here to the Columbia Gorge to think and be quiet with my thoughts.

With that, I am going to do a bit of self reflection, self love, and live in the present. I can't wait for the weekend and time away from my job to see my family and go to the beach.