This was my view for the last few days, perched on a balcony above the gently crashing waves. Sunshine and warmth were my coat as I sat and read, taking frequent pauses to draw it all in. Depoe Bay is a great place to be, and I feel very blessed to have a timeshare right here where my first foray to the Oregin Coast began. This time we were guests, but it still feels like home – the familiar rocks, grass, coves, and condos.
Back in ’79, my sister, her husband and I drove down to the beach in the night, young and carefree but soon a bit worried when we couldn’t find a campsite along Highway 101. And then here at Depoe Bay, a small RV camp area where we rested the silver Ford Econoline in the dead of night and slept. When I awoke I was amazed at the beauty of a blue sea with foaming white waves licking brown jagged rocks. It was so unlike the Atlantic Ocean of my former Long Island home or even the views of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California. This was wild ocean beaches meeting forest.
Who knew that one day I would marry, have children and be a timeshare owner of future condos to be built right where I stood? But I remember that day always when I come here as well as the 1989 motel visit about fifty yards down from the campsite. My Ohio sister and I swapped stories and sipped beer on.an August night, listening to the ocean and watching the waves smack into the rocks below us. Whenever I return here, I always try to pick out the exact rocks we sat over, but I’m never sure.
Today I made another memory. The Seattle Seahawks, our Northwest football team, won the Superbowl! It was so much fun to watch it here at the beach. A perfect setting for an outstanding game. Wow.