Bringing in the Spring

IMG_0381_FotorThere are those times in life where my own existence become very clear to me. We spent a whole weekend on the Oregon Coast in a house high above the sea. Most time was spent in quiet conversation and gazing out at the Pacific Coast. I even had the pleasure to see a wale spouting water high into the sky above it. Amongst all of this beauty the one thing that brought more joy than the sounds and sight of the Ocean was the time spent with an incredible one year old granddaughter. There is no other special light that shines upon us than the time we spend with the young.

As we grow older we sometimes lose sight on those mysteries of life that have seemed to pass us by throughout the years. They are still their but it seems we notice them less. It takes a new soul to help us rediscover the bird in flight or the colors and patterns of the world around us. As we put aside our schedules and relax the world seems to come alive through the eye’s of a grandchild.

It’s been a while since I have seen Sharon so relaxed and comfortable. The amazing food, the beer and quiet conversation about things of life and the sound of the waves crashing to shore filled our hearts with thoughts that the world is OK, and in the grand scheme of things so are we all.

Not too many pictures were taken as we did very little as far as sight seeing. One trip to Depoe Bay for a wale watching event and lunch at Moe’s where we ate clam chowder that seemed to be cooked in heaven was enough to claim the highlight of the weekend. But for me the highlight was in the quiet sunset unfolding around me that brought in the night. Or waking at 3:00 AM to observe the moon’s reflection from the sea.

It was an incredible weekend and a perfect way to exit the dark Winter and embrace the new Spring that comes about each year of our lives.
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Blood Sugar- 114, Weight- 193.6

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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17 Responses to Bringing in the Spring

  1. I am almost 20 years older than you and I am still learning in many areas of my life. But what I have known for years is to be appreciative, be positive, be kind, and enjoy the simple things in life. It seems you already know this!

  2. Mommytimesthree says:

    That sounds like an amazing weekend. You are bringing in the spring season in a great way.

  3. Enjoy every moment! You just described everything all humans should live for. Experiences are priceless and in my opinion are the only way for your soul to grow. Material things will never bring you the satisfaction of feeling at peace. Beautiful way to start spring! And so well written I could almost feel like I was there with you!
    Thanks for the great read!
    -Valerie

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  5. Beautiful place, beautiful weekend, beautiful sentiments – and Mo’s clam chowder IS.THE.BEST!

  6. Enjoy every moment! You just described how every humans should be living life. In my opinion, experiences make your soul grow. No material belonging will ever bring you the satisfaction of feeling free. It is very well written too! I almost felt like I was there from the way you described it. Amazing way to start Spring indeed! Thanks for the great read!
    -Valerie

  7. facetfully says:

    A beautiful post, full of love! Happy Spring!

  8. Happy spring, my friend. Your vacation sounded spectacular. Thank you so much for sharing.

  9. New Journey says:

    I can close my eyes and smell the ocean…thanks I needed a little peek at what I miss the most…we will be back on the west coast in July…not soon enough for me…LOL really glad you both had a wonderful time welcoming in spring…..kat

  10. webbermd says:

    Looks like Proposal Rock near Neskowin. We used to live north, not too far, in Pacific City. Our favorite place to eat was at the Hawk Creek Cafe in Neskowin, best burgers and brick oven pizza. I heard they changed owners and haven’t been back to give it a try yet.

    • The food is still good, but usually we do breakfast there. It is a nice place to be out of the way of the tourist action.

      • webbermd says:

        Yes, locals know to phone their pizza orders in and cut the two hour wait in line during summers and pick up their pizza at the counter within a few minutes and leave. My wife and I also found dinner at 4:30pm an easy stop in before the dinner rush hit.

  11. geekkat says:

    Sounds like an amazing way to bring in spring!! Glad it was a restful and enjoyable time 🙂

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