A true Oregon Coast weekend

I am so sorry y’all!  I have not been a great blogger dude.

I started a new page on Facebook, Life at the Oregon Coast. With everyone who seems to enjoy my photos, it just seemed easier to have my own page. From there I can share all the photos to other places. Scary enough, over 600 people have joined! Not bad for a bike riding, beach walking cowboy with a trusty point and shoot camera.

But with that, I have neglected this. So lets get back on track!

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The 3rd Beahiversary!

I am a smiling man!

On March 23rd, it was 3 years since we loaded up the Uhaul, pointed our noses southwest and moved to the Oregon Coast!

A lot has happened in the last 3 years (can you spell global pandemic boys and girls??)

But as if I needed it, these last few weeks have reminded me, why I love living here! Allow me to tell you how… Continue reading “The 3rd Beahiversary!”

Agate Hunting Valente Style.

Anyone who has followed the blog for longer than a couple of years knows that Michelle and I loved coming to the Oregon Coast for vacations. We loved spotting whales, going on beach walks, going to lighthouses just walking on the beach.

Oh and sunsets and good food, and waves, and the people, and the food and and and….

Was it any wonder we wanted to move here?

However, one thing I never did, was hunt agates.  I knew there was a beach called Agate Beach. But in my head, it never equated with me looking for them. Who knew I’d be good at it…. Continue reading “Agate Hunting Valente Style.”

Long after the thrill of living is gone…

Have you ever heard a song that you have heard for, sadly I must admit it, for decades, and suddenly you hear something new?

This happened this weekend as I was driving back from recycling plastic bottles in Newport…. Continue reading “Long after the thrill of living is gone…”

Once again the bike was the better choice!

Yes I know, I have not been a great blogger this year. Shoot some of you might’ve thought I stopped blogging all together. 

As with all posts this year, I am happy to report that Michelle and I are happy and healthy, and still gainfully employed by the Mighty P!  Breaking news: The Man Child, during the time of global pandemic and layoffs, was just hired by the Mighty P last week! VERY proud of him!

With sitting down to compose a blog post,  though, like with all things, you just have to be in the mood to do it. I’ve thought about it a time or two this month, but good food, sunsets and big waves have gotten in the way.

But then there was today…. Continue reading “Once again the bike was the better choice!”

A Nice 3-Day weekend

You know, sometimes you just need an extra day off during the week… This week, I was lucky enough to score a Friday! 

Before I get into that, the important stuff first.  Michelle and I are happy and healthy, and yep still employed! We made sure to get our flu shots last month, and even though we are back in a Covid shutdown for a couple of weeks, we are making the most of it. 

We have already decorated for Christmas 

And in our backyard, Frosty the snowman is holding auditions for Santa’s Sleigh Team. 

We even went out for dinner the day before the shut down began. Tidal Raves in Depoe Bay has done an excellent job keeping people separated and safe, and who would miss a sunset like this?

So all in all, we are doing well! 

But I still wanted an extra day off! Continue reading “A Nice 3-Day weekend”

The End of Day Light Savings Time 2020

This is always my least favorite week of the year. The end of Daylight savings means the end of afterwork bike rides for the rest of the year…

But first, as always, the important stuff. Michelle and I are still healthy and happy and employed, we are continuing to survive the global pandemic and avoid people as much as we can!

OK back to the post, the end of Daylight savings time! … Continue reading “The End of Day Light Savings Time 2020”