Sunday, August 08, 2010

I Did It!!!!!!!!!!!

Rich with his birthday balloons

South Jetty, Bandon, Oregon

Coquille Light House at the mouth of the Coquille River


Saturday we celebrated Rich's 60th birthday. We started off with breakfast at Marla Kaye's Cafe in Canoyonville, Oregon. Rich was surprised with his birthday balloons that was on the table for him. We decided to go home and drop off the birthday balloons so we wouldn't have them in the car going over to Bandon. It was a warm and sunny day for the trip. We stopped at the Visitor's Center and talked to a nice man about getting down to the beach. We had never been able to find any nice beaches before on previous trips. He gave us a map and highlighted the best places to go. We had so much fun walking on the beach and of course......I did find a few rocks to add to my collection. We sat on driftwood watching and listening to all the sights and sounds of the ocean and surrounding area. After a while we decided to have our picnic lunch. We had Little Smokies, cheese, homemade potato salad, chips and soft drinks. It was so much fun sitting on the driftwood and eating our lunch. Of course......we was a little concerned with the seagulls flying over our heads while we was eating.

We took off and drove around Beach Loop and stopped at several parks along the way. We want to go back over and check out some more of the areas later.

We headed home in the late afternoon. The farther we drove inland toward home the hotter it became. Rich and I decided that when he retires we will be moving over to the coast where it is cooler. Neither one of us can handle the heat anymore. So, we will be doing a lot of research to decide where we want to relocate to in approximately 3 years.

Rich kept telling me that this birthday was the best of the best! He said that he was totally surprised with my plans for his birthday. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I pulled it off and surprised him.