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Weekend at the Coast – October 2014

Manzanita View - Oct 2014

Joni, Riley, and I really enjoyed a relaxing long weekend at the coast.  This is the view from the house we rented.



Snow Day for Dogs

Riley in boots

Enjoying Portland Winter Storm 2014.

Weekend at the coast – Summer edition


Riley with his stick

Since we had so much fun back in February in Rockaway Beach, we decided to head back for another weekend getaway.  Unfortunately we weren’t the only ones with this idea, so we didn’t get a room overlooking the beach.  But we had a great break nonetheless.  Riley had a great time as well, although we’ve never seen him so tired and sore as when we got home last night.

Weekend at the coast

"Let's go to the beach!"

“Let’s go to the beach!”

We had a great and much needed get-away at the coast this past weekend, in Rockaway Beach.  It didn’t take long after we got there for Riley to tell me exactly what he wanted to do.  We had a great time celebrating my birthday.  Thanks to Joni for all the work finding the location and for the great weekend!

Yankees at Seattle, July 2012

Joni and Derek at Safeco Field, July 25, 2012

Joni and Derek at Safeco Field, July 25, 2012

For as many years as I can remember, Joni and I have been going to Seattle when the Yankees are in town, which is either once or twice a year.  In early March, single-game tickets go on sale online for the Mariners and one of us is assigned the task of being on the web getting tickets.  This year (every year? 🙂 ) it was Joni’s turn, and she got us some amazing seats behind home plate for the games on Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon.  It was a perfect few days in Seattle – great food, great weather, great baseball including Ichiro’s 2nd and 3rd game in a Yankee uniform, and an Internet radio station DJ as our friend and seatmate.

Until next year.  Go Yankees!

Riley, hiking dog Part 3: Wahkeena Falls Trail

The weather has been beautiful in Oregon the past week, so we took advantage of a sunny day to hit the Wahkeena Falls trail on Monday.  Here are a few pics of Riley enjoying a quick break on the trail.

Riley, hiking dog Part 2

Riley on Cape Lookout South Trail

We took a day trip to the coast on Saturday, to do some hiking at Cape Lookout State Park near Tillamook. We took the South Trail, which heads 1.8 miles down to the beach.  When we got down there, Riley found a nice big stick which he decided was his to keep. He carried it all the way back up to the parking lot.  Here he is, taking a quick rest stop on the way back from the beach.

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