The Getaway

My husband and I have had a crazy busy few months at work.  We looked at our schedules and found that Mother’s Day weekend would be a great weekend to getaway.  Where to go?  What was North, McCall, we were just there last month for the “Shop Hop”. There isn’t much East that we wanted to see.  We go South all the time to visit family.  I told John that Portland was just 7 hours away and the coast not far from there.  That was the ticket.  Off to the Oregon Coast.  He made a reservation in Seaside, Oregon. We went with no plan except where to stay. What a great way to go for a short trip.  We went wherever we wanted to.  One of the highlights was the trip to the small town of Wheeler, Oregon population 350.  They have a fun little park on the river but most importantly they have a ”Quilt Shop”, Creative Fabrics and a great Antique Mall right next door.  It was easy to find too, it is right on Highway 101.  My husband is GREAT!  We visited 3 other quilt shops, one in Canon Beach and 2 in Astoria.

The weather was great and the Rhododendrons were in full bloom and they are not small bushes like the one in my front yard. They are huge and grow wild.  Work isn’t any less crazy, but it sure is nice to getaway from the rat race.

Mary Ellen

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