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Thursday, January 19, 2012

From 541-to the White House


Dear White House,
You asked what makes Port Orford special. You can walk these beaches and marvel at the sights. You'll pinch yourself for finding such beauty as you spot a whale spout in the distance, or a surf rider at the edge of the sand. You won't ever tire of these walks.

Later, you'll stop at our eateries and order fish, or local game.  Yes, the food is fresh, the water is fresh, the air is the freshest, and the chefs will surprise you with their magic.

Don't forget to visit our galleries and studios. Award-winning writers, filmmakers, glass artists, potters, painters, musicians, people working with iron,  scrimshaw, textile, living secluded lives unless they teach a class or get together to raise funds for the local library or pantry.

We have the bare necessities here, in case you want to spend a week or two to feel totally at peace with natural forces.

As winds howl and bluster, and rivers overflow their banks, we sit at our windows and watch Pacific storms bring rain to the Northwest.  All this green around us is the result of all that rain!  When people visit in winter, decked with rain gear and sturdy shoes, they will enjoy storm parties with neighbors and visitors alike.

Storms have forged a deep bond among the residents.  Lewis and Clark were stumped during their first winter on the Pacific at Cape Disappointment. They voted, including Sacajawea and York in that vote, to spend their winter at Fort Clatsop by Astoria. They needed help from the native population to stay alive.

It is this frontier spirit that has kept the Far West vigorous and strong.

21 comments:

Brian Miller said...

yeah it sounds like a beautiful place to visit...and maybe catch bit of that frontier spirit...

Elisabeth said...

Keep up the frontier spirit, Rosaria. It sounds like such a glorious place.

Eva Gallant said...

I remember visiting there; it is a totally beautiful place!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I would love to visit but I think there is little chance of it happening! Diane

Cloudia said...

great place pride post!




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potsoc said...

Take the sea out, put in mountains, remove Clark and Lewis, pitch in Jack Rabbit Johanssen, and you have my beloved Val-David.

dianefaith said...

Right now, I'm fine here in the beautiful North Georgia mountains, but come August, with its miserable heat and humidity, the urge to visit you is going to be overwhelming. You make the town sound wonderful!

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

The combination of gorgeous scenery, eventful weather and bonding through storms is a very tempting one, Rosaria! Your home base sounds just perfect!

quilterliz said...

G'day Rosaria. It does sound a lovely spot and that is a great photo. I honestly don't think I will ever get over your way, but you never know. I would like to visit you and the beautiful area you live in. Take care. Liz...

yaya said...

We are so blessed in this country to have so many different regions, scenery, climates, and people who are pioneers in their own right to make any place "home". It's a country with a place for every taste! I love seeing your special corner of this world and hoping someday to visit. It's one of the few states I haven't been to. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Rob-bear said...

Wonderful tribute to your amazing community.

Step-parent's Cove said...

My husband and I must come there for a visit. Sounds lovely. Do your little slice of Heaven here on Earth have any camping sites?

rosaria said...

p.s. we are surrounded by many camping sites, private and public, for tenting or RV's. Best time to visit is summer, when the temperatures are in the low 70's and the wind keeps everything cool and refreshing.

That gentleman's lady said...

You love it :) Maybe one day I shall visit....

Maggie May said...

I'd like to visit........ but doubt very much that we'd ever be able to get so far. One can only dream!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

cheshire wife said...

The west coast of the US is on our list of places to visit, but I am not sure when.

becky said...

Lovely word picture of your beautiful location...oh, and the picture isn't bad, either!

That Janie Girl said...

Sounds beautiful! We need to explore that side of the country…

The Broad said...

I feel so blessed to have visited your part of the world -- twice! The coast of Oregon is the most beautiful either my husband or I have ever seen! I thoroughly enjoy reading your posts about Orford -- reminding me of a favorite place in our travels.

icedgurl said...

trekking your superb blog! keep blogging and inspiring people!

cheers!
..TREK..

She Writes Here Now said...

I'm so close! someday, I must get there :).