Thursday, October 13, 2016

Photo Ops Along the Oregon Coast

Hope you have been enjoying the pictures from our trip out west. After exploring the waterfalls east of Portland, Oregon, and spending time with family and friends at my brother's seaside wedding, we loaded into a 12-passenger van with Mr. Handsome's parents, grandparents, and two youngest sisters and headed down the coast to San Francisco.


It was early October, and the weather was chilly (around 50 degrees Fahrenheit). There was rain in the forecast, but it always seemed to clear up just as we were pulling over to snap pictures at lookout points or embark on a short hike. The ocean looked quite different than it does further south, but it was still beautiful.



You can see Heceta Head Lighthouse in the background at this lookout point. Mr. Handsome loved the view so much that he did a painting of it a few days after we returned home.


The coastal highway curves along the cliffs, providing a new, breathtaking view at every turn.



At one spot, we stopped and walked down to the shore, just as the sun was setting. It felt really strange being on a beach wearing heavy coats.


My sister-in-law Lena happened to climb up on a rock at just the right time for me to take this photo. Look at that spectacular sky!


We exhausted all the possible photo ops on that beach. Can't wait to make a scrapbook!



These next two are my favorites. The originals were beautiful, but Mr. Handsome edited them to make them even more gorgeous.





Stay tuned for photos from the Redwoods, the California coast, and San Francisco!

31 comments:

  1. Anonymous10/13/2016

    Most beautiful scenery definitely the third from last picture.

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    1. Yes, I do like that one!

      Ellie

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  2. Anonymous10/13/2016

    So beautiful! Gods creation!

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    1. I knew, isn't God's creation just breathtaking?

      Ellie

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  3. Anonymous10/13/2016

    Wow! I love, love, love those pics. It makes me want to go there.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed them. :) I definitely recommend taking a trip if you have a chance.

      Ellie

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  4. Anonymous10/13/2016

    I like the portrait silhouette, you two made a chalice.

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  5. Shela G10/13/2016

    More stunning pictures. The scrapbook you mentioned making is going to be very special. My favorite picture is the one of you and Mr handsome with Sun almost set behind you.

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    1. Thanks, Shela. I'm thinking it will probably be a shutterfly scrapbook.

      Ellie

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  6. Love the pictures, God Bless you both.

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    1. Thanks, Stacey. God bless you, too!

      Ellie

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  7. Anonymous10/13/2016

    When I first read your title, I thought it said photo oops, and I was expecting to see some funny messed up pictures. LOL. You're pictures are very nice. I'm glad you had such an amazing vacation. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

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    1. Lol!
      I'm blessed to share my life with you all. Thanks for being a loyal reader!

      Ellie

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  8. Anonymous10/13/2016

    I am SO jealous!!!

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  9. Anonymous10/14/2016

    Beautiful pictures Ellie? I love the bottom 2 pictures with the sunset.
    Thank you for sharing the pictures with us.

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  10. Maribeth10/14/2016

    Those are beautiful pictures, Ellie! We were on the East Coast that same week, and took some stunning pictures as well. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. What a coincidence! What part of the east coast did you visit?

      Ellie

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    2. Maribeth10/19/2016

      We were in Sandbridge, VA. ;) By the way, I just wanted to say that I've been reading your blog for a long time now, and I really appreciate all the work you put into it! I look up to you as a godly example and always look forward to your next post. Thank you for blogging! Keep it up!! :) God bless!

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    3. Hi Maribeth,

      Just from the name alone, Sandbridge sounds like a very pretty place.

      Thank you for your lovely comment! I'm so honored to hear that!

      Have a wonderful weekend. :)

      Ellie

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  11. I am so glad you came to my home state and enjoyed your visit! We love our Oregon Coast, a real blessing from God! Come back again sometime...

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    1. We had such a lovely time, Paula! Your state is absolutely beautiful. And the people are very welcoming.

      Ellie

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  12. Anonymous10/15/2016

    That area's getting slammed pretty hard with weather, isn't it? Back-to-back severe storms? Thought I heard something on the news...

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    1. I hadn't heard that. Hope it's not too bad.

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous10/16/2016

      Yes, days of bad storms, with many thousands without power in the northwest. Winds 90mph and at least one tornado in Oregon. Lots of rain, with potential of mudslides. Remnants of a Pacific typhoon, I heard.

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  13. Anonymous10/17/2016

    Beautiful pictures! They would look wonderful in a worship video! Our God is an awesome God!

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  14. Anonymous11/03/2016

    Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing

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