Last week it was 106 degrees in Portland,
so an escape to the sea was planned.
When our grandson was born I knew one day
I would take him to Gnome Beach.
Wednesday was it.
Our family has called this special place
Gnome Beach since our children were small.
Can you see why?
Gnomes for sure live in those trees.
Then as we reached the sea one more climb took place.
With the hike to the sea we finally arrived.
It was about 90 degrees and still warm;
but splashing in the waves helped our spirits soar.
This is my favorite beach in Oregon.
Welcome to Oswald West State Park and Beach.
It is one place that brings me JOY to walk to and from
and then along the waters edge.