Life is a Beach

Thursday, 25 March 2010 11:26 pm
mutantenemy: (geek::pirates cooler than ninjas)
[personal profile] mutantenemy
Or at least it was yesterday. Today was "Gonna enjoy the stormy spring weather by writing, reading, and knitting in my PJs" day.

My dear friend Hedwig, every year, takes the week of her birthday off. And every year, she treats herself to a day trip to the beach. More specifically, Lincoln City. And for the past four years or so, I've been able to accompany her on this little adventure.

The gods were definitely smiling down upon us as the skies were blue and the sun was practically obnoxious with its rays. We high-tailed it out of town, with Starbux in hand, early in the morning and arrived at the coast just before 10AM.

First stop? A little yarn shop we discovered last Spring. She acquired some lovely lace-weight yarn, while I picked up some beautiful yarn to knit into a pair of phoenix coloured socks. Heh-heh.

Second stop was none other than Crystal Wizard. Stones, tarot cards, incense, wands, anything a metaphysical practitioner needed, they supplied. Each time we visit we're not sure what to expect. Sometimes we only stay for about fifteen minutes, others we've been known to peruse the wares for over an hour. Yesterday we split the difference.

Lunch was had at the most famous chowder house in the PNW, Mo's, and then it was off to Depoe Bay for whale watching and YARRR pirates! Yet when we arrived, Hedwig noticed a new little store called "Things Rich & Strange". Not ones let an intriguing name pass us by, we popped inside and were greeted with the most classy and high end pagan products we've ever seen.

Not snobby. Not ostentatious. At first glance, one assumed they were walking past an independent art gallery. Yet upon closer scrutiny, if one was educated in symbols and mythology, it was very pagan. Well, okay, and maybe some of the Scott Cunningham and crystal reference books gave it away too.

But not everything there was of the shiny or spiritual bent.



I fell in love with this little guy right away. I transformed from a well poised customer to a dribbling geek squee in a matter of a nanosecond when I first saw him. So, of course, I took another photo of him.



(clickenzee to biggenzee)

Finally, Hedwig and I came to the final part of our trip -- the walk on the beach. Weather was gorgeous. Company was fun. The wind was insistent. And, I got to show off my new hat that I finished last week.



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Friday, 26 March 2010 06:41 am (UTC)
majoline: photo from a book with a chain and focused on the word Awe (Awe)
Posted by [personal profile] majoline
Awesome! Thanks for sharing your day :) Nice pics. And that dinosaur, SO CUTE! OMNOMNOM!

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Saturday, 27 March 2010 02:07 am (UTC)
majoline: picture of Majoline, mother of Bon Mucho in Loco Roco 2 (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] majoline
Oh man, I have a pop culture fail *sad face*

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Friday, 26 March 2010 10:18 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] bellakara
Sounds like a great day out - and those shops sound fantastic! And that hat looks lovely and warm.

That little metal sculpture looks like one of the aliens from the Alien franchise.

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Friday, 26 March 2010 09:24 pm (UTC)
instantramen: house suspended by balloons in front of ominous darkness (it's not an adventure without danger)
Posted by [personal profile] instantramen
Aliens when you least expect them! Those little bastards really are tricky.

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Saturday, 27 March 2010 03:32 am (UTC)
mmmag: A cotton cloud with drop shaped beads dangling below. (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] mmmag
That alien sculpture is mega cool. It sounds like you had a wonderful day, great!