We escaped the overbearing heat and all the smoke that hit Portland by going to the coastfor four days. We wandered a few places, had great seafood at Local Ocean, and lounged on the sand with books. It was cold, occasionally foggy, completely wonderful.
No pictures of this, but the new Salishan owners seem to be taking it in the right direction, yay! And they have a daily smore roast with half price drinks which features the original 1964 firepit, really cool. We stayed on the forest side this time and had views of the water.
Really relaxing and lovely working trip.
One of the apps Brian designed was featured on the Late Night!!!! The clip is fun even if you didn’t know Brian designed TEDConnect.
My sister came to visit for the weekend. We packed a lot into a short time, including a night at the coast.
We went to Neskowin, where we’ve been going since we were tiny. I must not have been here for this high of a tide, you couldn’t even step onto the beach. Pretty, and we just wanted to see Proposal Rock before heading into Lincoln City, so that worked.
The next morning Brian had a few meetings so we left him and went to Newport. My sister is looking for some art and there is a gallery there I thought might have something. They didn’t but we stopped to say hello to some of my favorite residents:
I never get tired of watching them squabble and clown around.
Brian designed the TED iPhone app, it’s Apple’s app of the day! They specifically call it out as “beautifully designed!”
Great to see family over the holidays, but cozy and happy to be home. This will be only the second Christmas Brian I have spent together, and the first one where it is just the two of us!
May your holidays be filled with joy, laughter, and light!!
Happy to wander with this man.
Lincoln City (actually, at the Salishan)
Escaping Portland’s 100 degree heat with a hike on Mt Hood.