Candid Reflections

June 28, 2008

A Recent Excursion & Lighthouse Tour

Filed under: Jaunts and Excursions, Photography — Tags: , — candid reflections @ 9:49 pm

To celebrate our fifteenth wedding anniversary we took off to the Pacific Coast for three days just to ourselves.  We stayed in a condominium in the quaint little town of Gearhart, Oregon (near Seaside) and spent our time exploring lighthouses and old military forts, enjoying walks, shopping antique stores, eating delicious foods in delightful restaurants, and relaxing on the beach.

Here are some shots of North Head, one of the five lighthouses we visited.  Other lighthouse pictures to come in future posts.


  1. I like in the first photograph, the way the road leads the viewer into the image.

    Comment by yesbuts — June 28, 2008 @ 10:08 pm

  2. Happy Anniversary, I love both of you so much. Thanks for the wonderful grandchildren.

    Comment by mom — June 28, 2008 @ 11:28 pm

  3. Beautiful…Beautiful pictures. What a way to celebrate… how romantic! Smiles…Lacie B.

    Comment by Lacie B. — June 29, 2008 @ 6:19 am

  4. Great shots Michelle…as I’ve posted before there are tons of great lighthouses in our area….check out the one in Pacific Beach.

    Isn’t nice to get away? Just what every couple needs now and again. Ü

    Comment by Nancy — June 29, 2008 @ 7:07 am

  5. Gorgeous photos, there are so many photography opps on the Oregon Coast, every direction you turn is a photo worth capturing!

    My husband and I vacationed the North Coast(Astoria down to Newport) last Fall for our 10 year Anniversary, and we have been dreaming of getting back there ever since. We hope to move from MN to the PacNW in the near future…

    Keep sharing your photos, they are inspiring!

    Comment by Jen B — June 29, 2008 @ 10:00 am

  6. yesbuts ~ thanks for noticing that! Incorporating roads and paths as a focal has been my “latest thing” in photography. thanks for stopping by.

    mom ~ your first comment on my blog!!! You did it – I’m honored Ü
    I love you, and your grandkids think you’re pretty wonderful yourself… they still ask on occasion if they can live with you, they promise they’ll come visit me often! How about they move in this friday night??

    Lacie B. ~ Thank you. It was so romantic… the blue sky, warm air, sound of the ocean, eachother, ahhh – when can we go back!

    Nancy ~ I love lighthouses. On our way home we were planning our next trip by where there were the most lighthouses in a general area. Getting away was good medicine.

    Jen B ~You are so right about the Oregon Coast! It’s so beautiful I was scouting out retirement homes even though my husband still has a couple of decades left to work before he can retire! Our vacations had the same route, I wonder if we visited any of the same spots!

    Thanks for stopping by everyone, your comments are truly a treat to me!

    Comment by candid reflections — June 29, 2008 @ 9:13 pm

  7. Love the pictures! I would love them even better framed and haging on my wall! I’m glad you guys had a good time.

    Comment by sue — June 30, 2008 @ 9:10 am

  8. […] the Cape Dissapointment Lighthouse which is located at the mouth of the Columbia River.  The North Head Lighthouse was built in 1898 to guide mariners who could not see the lighthouse at Cape Disappointment.  Both […]

    Pingback by Another Lighthouse « Candid Reflections — June 30, 2008 @ 10:47 am

  9. Sue, which one do you want, incase I draw your name for our Christmas exchange!

    Comment by candid reflections — June 30, 2008 @ 3:37 pm

  10. Good job on the pictures !!!!! Love ya!

    Comment by lucy — July 2, 2008 @ 7:31 am

  11. Hey Michelle!
    I’m so glad you got to get away and enjoy the beautiful coast of Oregon. You two are such a wonderful example of love and commitment. 15 years whoohoo! And you don’t look a day older than 20!

    Comment by Rachel — July 2, 2008 @ 12:49 pm

  12. Thanks Lucy, love you too!

    Thanks Rachel…thank you, thank you!

    Comment by candid reflections — July 2, 2008 @ 1:22 pm

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