That picture above is Lorelei at the Oregon coast again. We can't seem to stay away from there. It was amazing as usual. With that place, I really just have to let the pictures do the talking. It's too beautiful for words. We arrived toward evening and had a nice dinner at the pub and then watched the sunset on the beach.
The next day, we climbed this crazy tall dune (maybe a football field high) and the pictures above were the view that we had. From that vantage point we also watched the morning mist roll in and out from the ocean, and a para-sailor and hang-glider take off from the dunes. There's nothing quite like it.
The low tide was great for getting out on the rocks and checking out tide pools, too. These rocks that we are walking on are usually underwater.
All in all, it was a fabulous birthday weekend for Lorelei. She even had celebratory rootbeer float (her first rootbeer float!).
Birthday palooza fell right between my two Dallas trips. It was work stuff and entirely boring, but for the part when I got to see Brian, Ted and Megan from MDK. Nice to see some friendly faces! Dallas isn't so bad, but I wish I had some time to check out the sites. Unfortunately, it was all work and no play. I managed to find Lorelei some bitchin' boots though:
Lorelei found some snow to slide down while we were there, of course.
I just want to preface this next part with the fact that I'm still a Pittsburgh Pirates fan. They are my sort of hapless baseball team, but I love them all the same. HOWEVER, I live in a baseball town now, and I can't help but cheer for the Mariners. They kind of remind me of my hapless Pirates a bit. We went to a game recently with Lorelei's school, and it was great fun.
I do love the baseball game though. Just like hockey, it's a lot better in person. We hope to make a few more games this year.
In other news, Lorelei is an orange belt now in Tae Kwon Do, and this is Lorelei receiving her belt after the last belt test.
Here's some parting words to ponder: I found out a couple of days ago that the grandson of THE Boeing, the guy who founded Boeing, has put together an Aviation High School. Right here in Seattle. I think you can rest assured that if Lorelei is not learning to surf on the Oregon coast during her high school years, she may be spending them at the Aviation High School. :)
This post is dedicated to Mr. Krueger and Shelly Clay. The world lost a little of its shine when you moved on.
Love to all,