01/01 at the Oregon Coast

January first! We decided to go to the coast for a nice day trip. It’s about one and a half hours, so not far. We went to one of the jetties, and there was a little wind, but not so much that you couldn’t enjoy the day.

Here on the coast, the skies were blue and beautiful! It was still chilly – I wore my Cotopaxi coat (which was actually a bit too warm) and a knit cap. My sweetheart was much less dressed for cool weather, but he tolerated it just fine.

There were quite a few people on the beach (it’s hard to tell from that picture), and some were cleaning plastic and other trash from our beautiful coastline. I appreciate them so much! It makes me want to grab a trash bag for next time I go.

My sweetheart got a kite for Christmas, and today was a great day to try it out. It’s a parachute-style, so there’s nothing to break. That’s really much better for me, because I crash frequently.

Getting ready to launch!

The kite was up on the first attempt, and easy to fly!

The two strings make it easy to steer. He did dives and swooshes, and was easily able to maintain control.

I had more fun watching him fly the kite… When I tried it, I crashed immediately! But I was able to fly just fine after that.

Quick selfie! We don’t take enough pictures together! We had a nice, long walk on the beach after flying the kite. It was just wonderful.

We stopped for lunch at a place that has been around for many years. My husband had the halibut fish and chips, and they were so good! I had prawn linguine, which was not as good as the fish and chips. I can’t complain though, because it was such a nice day.

What a great way to start the year!

Published by aimee

It all started with my friend, Christine. She called me a Viking. It's because I like endurance sports as well as lifting heavy things. Plus, my heritage includes Norwegians... It struck a chord somewhere deep down. I suddenly liked the idea of not having to be a small, slender person. I could be strong and thick. I could have mass. I don't want to be overweight or obese, mind you. I just don't like trying to be a waif when that is very likely unattainable to me. I have muscle (under this fat). I like being strong. So this is my journey of becoming more fit and liking the fact that I will never, NEVER weigh 120 pounds.

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