Wojc and I decided to take a drive down to see my brother in Eugene a couple days ago. In our typical style we didn’t leave Portland until 4:30 and pulled into Eugene around 6:30. We were all pretty tired, but decided to all drive down to visit my mom and dad in Port Orford; we continued the drive and arrived at my Mom’s at 11pm on the dot. I really love living in Oregon again, it’s so amazing to be able to drive down to my hometown on a whim and spend the weekend, a five hour drive doesn’t seem so bad post-NYC.
On Sunday, we woke up to one of the most perfect days since summer. Sunny, no wind and fairly warm; the kind of day where you want to spend every minute outdoors. So we did. We drove north to Floras Lake and hiked out to the beach.
This beach is one of the most beautiful. You rarely see anyone and the orange cliffs looming over the ocean provide such a spectacular contrast in color. We hiked way down the beach, climbing up cliffs and exploring inlets.
On our way back we passed a cave in one of the cliffs and wanted to explore. It was awesome, you could crawl back about 20 feet on your hands and knees to a little “room” that opened up enough for three people to fit. My claustrophobia kicked in ever so slightly, but what a cool spot to watch the waves.
The day and hike was one of the best in months. These two days have been the exact combination of family and sun that I needed so desperately. I really was feeling a winter depression kick in where it feels like my body can’t go on without sunlight. Luckily, I got hours of Vitamin D that will hold me over for the next couple of weeks.
In other news, I got a job in Portland! Oddly enough, I heard I got the job the morning I moved to Portland. Talk about good timing. I start next week, I’m a little apprehensive about starting a full time job, but I know it’s for the best right now. Things are really starting to look up!