….or you go out in the ocean….
It all started on our honeymoon way back in 1986. All we had time for was a quick three day trip to the Oregon coast, but that was all it took to fall in love with the ocean. It’s been our happy place ever since. Vacation after vacation found us at the beach. Our kids grew up there. Played. Ran. Danced in the surf. Decades of vacations on the beach, usually near Newport, Oregon. And every year, in all the between times, we wished we could be there more often.
And so began the dreaming of a big audacious dream. What if we could have our own place right here in the sun and the rain and the sand? A place where we and our children and (now) our grandchildren could gather? And what if we could make a place where others would love to come too?
It was Thanksgiving 2014 when we took our first concrete step toward that big ol’ dream. We bought a piece of land just 15 minutes south of our beloved Newport. It’s up on a hill overlooking the Pacific. Here we plan to build our own space at the beach, a place to store up even more happy memories of the ocean. And here we hope to invite others to build precious ocean memories of their own. To rest and relax together with the ones you love most.
And so here I’ll share the story of us stepping day by day on this adventure. Along the way I’ll share some of our favorite places around this place we began loving long ago, and love even more now that we know it well.
Come along with us!