Tuesday, November 26, 2013

We said YES.

So sorry for the break, it was totally unintentional.
Time just got away from me once again.
Since that last time I posted we have had some changes.
As you may or may not know, we are campground hosts for a state park
in Washington state.  And we are loving it.
This gig was suppose to last us one month.

Well they must like us because they asked us to stay another
two months..  OK.. Maybe its not because they like us that much.
The other hosts did not show up.  So they asked us to stay.

We may be a bit crazy but we said yes.
The problem is that we are going to miss the holidays 
with our families and friends.
Insert SAD face here. 




 When you wake up and you see an orange glow coming through the
bedroom window, you know it has to be a beautiful sunrise.
I probably look like a crazy lady running down to the beach with 
my camera and my slippers on to grab this shot.
Yes I did have my clothes on..  I'm not that crazy. 




On one of our days off we took the drive out to the most outer point of
north west called Neah Bay.  It was a beautiful hike.  The views did not disappoint.




 They had placed planks and logs along the path, which made
this a pretty easy hike.




 In some areas you would be hiking in water if the planks weren't there.




 We picked a sunny day for this hike which we were glad for that,
but it was still a chilly day, my favorite way to hike.



 You end up a the ocean with a gorgeous view..
I had a hard time capturing this wonderful view. The sun was
in the wrong place to capture a great shot.



 Back at the campground we put our feeder
up and we had lots of takers..  We have already had to refill it. 




I leave you with another shot of that gorgeous sunrise..


We will be right here at the campground for Thanksgiving.
We will cook our Turkey outside in the Dutch Oven.
And cook all the fix'ens right here in Big Bertha (Our Trailer)

We were told the campground is going to be completely full.
That means 80 Happy campers to visit with.
Life is Good.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I am trying to 
get around to visiting all of you but I am a bit behind.
But I will be by soon.  I promise.


Wishing all my friends in the states a 
Happy Thanksgiving.

Hugs~

49 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

awww! congrats on a 2 mo. extension on your gig! and such a gorgeous area to spend it in!!!

Gail Dixon said...

You guys are living the life! What an adventure. Glad things are going so well at the campground. Enjoy and be safe. A blessed Thanksgiving to you both! Oh, and the sunrise is so beautiful, as are all the other shots.

Terry said...

Living the dream, GF! That is so exciting and I know you will have such a great time and so will all of us with extra photos! Too bad you will miss some family time, but can't they come and visit (insert smiley face)? Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and hopefully the weather will stay nice for you! Hugs!

yyam said...

Oh my! These photos are divine!
Sorry you won't get to spend the holidays with your family.

Lisa Graham Art said...

Oh wow! Two more months...how wonderful. Your photos are amazing Linda and your hike looks spectacular. I hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving in your different location this year. xo

Sylvia said...

That is fabulous news for you and Bruce, Linda, I am happy for you! I am sure the extended responsibility will be so very enjoyable and give purpose to your wanderings. Love, love all your pictures as well...now you just have to get me another address...you know how to contact me! Have Wednesday and Happy Thanksgiving. Have a fun time cooking your turkey and the rest of the trimmings! It will be a day to remember, I am sure! Hugs

Becca said...

Such pretty photos Linda! I love how you sometimes "notice" from indoors the pink light/color and you just know its a beautiful sky and you run out and it's like…wow! Hope you guys have a fun Thanksgiving!

Valerie-Jael said...

The photos are wonderful, it looks very beautiful. Love the logs along the path, too. Have a good time at the camp ground, and happy thanksgiving to you and all your campers. Hugs, Valerie

Silvia(Barnie) said...

These are wonderful news, enjoy the next two months :) And thanks for sharing your great photos.

Crafting Queen said...

Such a beautiful place, love the photos. Sounds like life is going well. :)

Lynn said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your 80 fellow campers! SUBLIME SUNRISES!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sorry about the holidays :( But like you said, with the campground full .. you will meet some new "family" :) I loveeeeeeee the photos... such masterpieces!!!!!

Lynnda said...

Oh Yes... 2 more months....sorry about the holiday - missing the family... on the brighter side...Looks like you are going to have a great thanksgiving!!!! I truly enjoying your post.... and updates!.... Hugs...x

Gayle Price said...

Hey Linda, firstly thank you for your congrats. I am very happy :). Your new (temporary ) address looks like a beautiful part of the world. I love that you just seem to be so free and easy with your gypsy life and can go or stay depending on how you feel...such freedom. Absolutely beautiful photos as always, even the one you weren't happy with. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your "new found friends" and Christmas is not that far away, so I guess you will be catching up with family then. Safe travels and happy holidays. xx

Nicki said...

Holy cow - I would stay even longer with those views and hiking options. Absolutely stunning photos.

Lisa Gordon said...

Definitely bittersweet, but wonderful too!
Congratulations on the extension. Think I would have stayed too. :-)

I wish you a beautiful Thanksgiving! xo.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I think I would have said yes in a second just to keep seeing those gorgeous sunrises! Wow! Your photos are truly breathtaking. Hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It is breathtaking! It's nice to hear from you and know you are enjoying your stay. Happy Thanksgiving my friend! Enjoy the beauty that surrounds you! Blessings, Diane

Deb Hickman said...

What a stunning place to be staying, such breathtaking views and gorgeous photo's. Have fun and Happy Thanksgiving. X

Jacqueline said...

Hi Linda! How fun to have thanksgiving with so many other people and to be able to cook outside - that's the life!
I am always in awe of your photos, they are so beautiful. TFS and Happy Thanksgiving to you and DH!

Rosie Grey said...

This sounds fantastic, Linda! And I'm happy, too, as I will be seeing more of that wonderful region! :-)
Your photos are so fantastic, Linda, and I'm so glad you ran down in your slippers to catch that sunrise - it's simply stunning!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

It's me said...

What a great great great pictures !!!!!!...love from me...x !

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

What a magnificent spot to say "Yes" to staying longer. Your fifth photo is like a another world, just gorgeous and mystical. Beautiful scenes all round....

Cynthia Schelzig said...

wow,,,I think if I woke up and didn't know who I was I'd say....oh I am Linda and am supposed to be at the campground...I mean who would you be if you didn't know who you are....kind of like that stamp...how old would you be if you didn't know how old you are. These fotos are really fabulous! The one with the cliffs and trees gave me the goooosebumps. What a place. No wonder you said YES...I would too:) Have a happy and fun TG tomorrow.

Charlene said...

WOW its gorgeous there!! I would have said yes too :-). To bad the kids can't come to you :-( I think I would be perfectly happy to stay there it looks so gorgeous!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you sweet freind!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

I'm sure you will be lovin' every minute of your extended stay. And look at the views - wOOw! The shot of the sun rise is just stunning!!! Take care my friend and happy Thanksgiving!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Linda! What gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing! What an amazing world we live in! Congrats on your exciting news! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones :)

Davi said...

Fabulous pics Linda, what a blessing to be able to live your dream and see the most amazing places! So fun to be able to travel along with you to all these places! Glad you get to stay for a few more months, lots more exploring to do. Have a blessed day tomorrow my friend :)

Lori said...

Hi, Linda! Fabulous photos! What a beautiful place. Did you change email addresses? I sent an email to you, but it came back. If you get a chance, email me. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Wow, what a beautiful place... That hike must have been so wonderful. So sorry to hear you can't celebrate with your loved ones. Happy Thanksgiving nevertheless! Hugs

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh... does it mean that we are not going to see you here? (insert sad face here too : (
Oh well, I am glad that you both are happy where you are, and glad that you share the beauties around you with us. Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

Julie said...

I just love reading about your adventures and seeing your photos, I think you shuld end your posts though with "Wish you were here?" to which I would answer,"sure do!"

Cindy said...

I am trying to figure out where you are. I was born in Taholah, on an Indian reservation there in that area. I remember hearing the name Neah Bay quite often, so you must not be too far from where I lived and was born. We lived in Queets, near Quinalt for several years.
Your photos are breathtaking! I know why you love it there, it is the most beautiful place on the face of the Earth, I think!
Happy Thanksgiving to you!!!
Hugs, Cindy

Tracy said...

I can see why you'd want to spend more time here. Beautiful photos! I especially like the one where you talk about taking a hike on a sunny day. Gorgeous view! I hope your special Thanksgiving dinner was fabulous and that you had an awesome day. Hugs!

Jane Wetzel said...

Hello there lovely Linda :) Can I say...really, this is THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SUNRISE PIC I have ever seen...omg...stunning. I hope you are going to frame that. Wish I was there and I am so happy for you and the hub. Happy Thanksgiving sweetheart!

amanda | wildly simple said...

Oh, be still me heart - That path!! Those views!! If I could stay at a place like that for another two months, I would too!
I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful, Linda!
And even with the change of plans, I'm sure the rest of your holidays will be too. ♥

JansArtyJunk said...

Wowsa...lovely stunning views...I would stay on for a couple more months too!!!...It sounds like you are having amazing time being a Happy Camper...love following along on your adventures with you Linda x x

Catherine said...

How wonderful that you are staying on at such a beautiful campsite! I am so jealous of what you are doing. What a terrific life you are enjoying with your sweetie.

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving weekend and enjoy your turkey! :)

xo Catherine

Buttons said...

Oh Linda my heart actually stopped skipped a best and then started racing as I looked at your photos. Oh the sunrise is beautiful and your hike is something I could totally go and get lost in. Thank you for sharing. I am so happy life is good, it is isn't it. Mother Nature sure does never let us forget that. HUGS B

Bunch of Barrons said...

Wow! Gorgeous! I think id want to stay longer as well! :)

Ros Crawford said...

Well I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving ... that place sure looks stunning!! Seeing your beautiful shots I know you are living your dream ... you go girl!

June Houck said...

With these types of views for your hike, no wonder you said yes! Good for you. Thank you so much for sharing these gorgeous pictures!!!

julieprice3 said...

What a magnificent view! Such a gorgeous pace, I can see why you are happy to stay, just beautiful
Hugs julie P

Audrey Pettit said...

Such a beautiful place! I can see why you don't mind staying on another couple of months. :) Thanks so much for sharing your adventure with us. I truly LOVE seeing the photos of all the places you get to visit and all the things you see. You work wonders with that camera of yours.
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, my friend!

Linda B said...

What an amazing life... you are truly blessed this Thanksgiving. So happy for you! LOVE the photos... please keep 'em coming!!!!
Hugs!

Heather Jensen said...

WOW! It sounds like the two of you are enjoying life in the woods and on the road. All of your photos are beautiful. I would totally love to visit, but not stay. LOL :)

Pride In Photos said...

Happy Belated Thanksgiving to you my friend. Wow...I think this is terrific...another two months of this beautiful state...well someone has to do it:)

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Gorgeous. I think I'd stay as long as I could! Enjoy!

Ida said...

What lovely photos. I must say I am fascinated and awed by the photo of the Forest, It's just stunning.