Monday, May 28, 2012

THANK YOU TO OUR VETERANS

Saturday, May 26 –Thank you to all our Veterans and all those who are serving in any branch of the military. We are the Home of the Free because of the Home of the Brave.

The City of Brookings is having their Annual Azalea Festival this weekend. There are Azalea's everywhere. Marsha HAD to visit the Azalea Park. There was every color of Azalea imaginable. She was in Heaven.

Azalea

Azaleas

Marsha loved this flower but doesn't know its name. Can anyone help her?unknow

We visited the downtown craft show and then the craft show at the harbor. They were both packed!

Festival crowd

Festival food

Festival plants

Brookings has a very nice harbor.Brookings harbor

They are having fireworks tonight over the harbor....not sure if we'll be able to see it from our campground.

We drove up to Harris Beach State Park to see the coastline and ocean. It is so beautiful. Absolutely gorgeous! This is a nice park with beach access. We might go up to enjoy the beach in the next couple days.

Brookings shore

Tons of stuff brought in each day with the waves.Brookings shore 2

For dinner, we couldn't resist some Clam Chowder. We went to Sporthaven Maria, which has won the local Chowder Cook-off three times. It was delicious and reasonable priced. This was the best Clam Chowder we've tasted so far, but we have a long way to go before leaving “Chowder Country.” We plan on tasting several more bowls.

Sporthaven Marina

A bit about Oregon
Oregon is the 10th largest state, covering 97,073 sq. miles.
Oregon's population is 3.7 million with half of its residents living in the Portland Metro area.
Oregon has NO sales tax.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all back real soon. Have a great day!

10 comments:

  1. Oregon is my favorite state where we have no family. I would move there in a minute if it weren't for all the family living back here. Of course, I've never spent a winter there so maybe I would change my mind once I did that. :)

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  2. Oregon has so many great beaches and scenic viewpoints it's hard to ever pick out a favourite.

    Lots of great Clam Chowder places too. Can't help you with the name of the flowers though as my knowledge doesn't go much beyond tulips and daffodils!

    Enjoy the Memorial Day holiday.

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  3. So glad you are enjoying all the beauty that is Oregon. Harris Beach is a beautiful place and in fact a photo very much like the one you took is the wallpaper on my desktop computer!! Have fun and savor every moment.

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  4. We have never been to Oregon but have many blogging friends who either live there or have visited and the pictures are just awesome! Definitely a state we want to visit and explore!
    You all enjoy and keep posting those beautiful pics of the area!!

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  5. Oregon is a diverse state. I also liked the high desert area.

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  6. I agree with Toni ... you ain't seen nothing yet!

    I'm a chowder taster too. There are so many different kinds of chowder. I guess that's good because different folks like different kinds. Enjoy!

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  7. Great shots of the Oregon Beaches... love the NO sales tax! We have not made it to Oregon yet, but will one day!

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  8. I love, love, love Azaleas. Sure hope all that stuff from Japan doesn't ruin all the beautiful coast line in Oregon and Washington.

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