Get Away

Last week we had a little get-away to Pacific City Oregon. We have been there several times and Cape Kiwanda is one of our favorite spots.  The weather was fabulous!  So many people around and honestly, just as good as some July visits!   It was so good to be by the ocean, walk and run on the beach, see daffodils! We also saw seals in the water, a free range chicken farm (seriously) and a …..LAMB!!!  Is that the ultimate sign of spring or what?

The past few Valentine’s Days we have indulged in our craft beer love at local breweries.  Since this was close to that holiday we stopped at Heathen Brewing’s Feral pub house in Vancouver WA.  Great beer, friendly service and good bites to eat.  We walked out with a growler of a Mojito Sour Ale….yes, Mojito. SO tasty…  Their tap list is impressive and I will happily visit again as there is something for everyone no matter what your taste tends to. They also have bottles available to go and we grabbed a couple “Graveyard of the Pacific” bombers.  Certainly one of the better beers I’ve had this year and tops my list for Imperial Red Ale .  But the label art?  Damn!  That’s fine!!  This is a collaboration with North Jetty Brewing, located in the Long Beach WA area.  When I get to Long Beach, where am I going to go?  yup.

Mae, beach lover
Cape Kiwanda, OR

We also took a drive through Tillamook OR for a second visit to DeGarde Brewing.  DeGarde is an amazing place. Aged beers….  They pretty much blow me away every time I get my hands on them.   Sitting in the sun, drinking DeGarde.  That’s a great day!
Of course we also were in Pelican Brewery which is always a great stop for food and fabulous beer!  It was, all around, a lovely vacation.
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Summer Flies By…

We managed to pack a lot of stuff into the last month.  A college graduation, cleaning out and selling our mountain condo, a trip to Pacific City, celebrating our anniversary and lots of little outings around home.


A few photos….

Graduation day was sunny but windy.  SO exciting for our son completing this part of his life!

Mae was right at home at the ocean in Pacific City

Mae even met another Mcnab at the beach!


When things slow down (Ha, dream on) I will post more often , hopefully.  Until then, I hope your summer has been terrific!! 

On The Coast With Mae

Our trip to the Oregon coast was so much fun!  We stay in Pacific City and have been there 4 or 5 times, but this was Mae’s first trip to the beach. She loved it!  We were able to stay in a pet friendly house and the beach was loaded with happy people and happy dogs of all sizes.  It was only 58 degrees when we arrived on Sunday.  A 40 degree temperature difference from home, and boy did it feel great!!  Monday it was nice enough to actually sit out in the sun on the beach, though the water temp there is only 58 as well.  We may have to go again in late summer.  It has become one of our favorite places~

Dune at Cape Kiwanda

Nothing like a run on the beach

Nothing like a run on the beach

Digging is serious business

Digging is serious business

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Hope your summer travel treats you well!  Do you have a favorite destination?