Friday, November 15, 2013

And These Are a Few of Our Favourite Things....

We have been here, in Southern Oregon, for two weeks now and every day we love it more.  The town is big enough to have all the necessities (and many restaurants - so far we have enjoyed delicious Mexican food at Pancho's Restaurante y Cantina, unique Pizza from Zola's Pizza and, our girls favourite - ice cream from our neighbourhood/harbourfront ice cream shop. Next up, Baja Fish Tacos and Clam Chowder at Sporthaven Marina <-- all this, while watching my calories 8-S ) but small enough to feel friendly and homey.  There is a great homeschool group where my oldest has already made a friend who came over to play.  Tonight, she is off to a wrestling match in a nearby town with friends of mine whom I met and befriended years ago on a website for other people with spinal cord injuries - it was great to finally meet them in person last weekend!

I received an early birthday gift from my parents a couple of days ago - a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 (thanks Mom and Dad) so we have finally been able to take some good quality photos!

Our most favourite thing is definitely the beach! There are many, many beautiful beaches here but our favourite is Harris Beach - not only does it have large stretches of sand and rocks for the waves to smash against but it has a ramp all the way to the sand!

Another favourite is Azalea Park, which is a beautiful, quiet oasis with a huge, fabulous, unique wooden play structure. Today, when we were there they were starting to install what is rumoured to be a magnificent Christmas light display. Christmas lights amongst blooming flowers will be a first for this Canadian girl - not that I'm complaining!

If we are out and about near sunset we always try and catch the sun setting over the Pacific ocean - it is spectacular even when we spend five minutes to long at the grocery store and have to settle for a quick stop at our neighbourhood beach to catch this.....we are spoiled!

Until next time,