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We just spent 4 days in LaPush....I'm so peaced out! There was a good balance between mild weather for hiking and super stormy omgthosewaves weather. I had no internet, no phone, only my books and conversation with Jon over tarot cards, Liber LXV, a hike to 2nd beach, several baths in the soaking tub for two, and a quite Magickal walk in the wood.

We sang songs at the top of our lungs most of the way there and back again, including Queen's "FLASH!" in honor of Flash underwear. I also purchased some new rain boots with a native pattern on them that are super cute.

In other news, being be-Twilighted (we also sang E.L.O.'s song, Twilight, and Hungry Like the Wolf as we entered the Forks/LaPush area), there wasn't a significant difference in the area, thank the gods. Yes, there were references on a few storefronts, on a few restaurant menus, and a few corners had some tacky Vampirephenalia, but Forks was still boring ol' Forks and LaPush is still an amazing unplugged getaway. I did count three locations that had life sized actor cut-outs, and there were signed actor headshots available at the resort office...but it was small in proportion to the native art and normal souvenirs.

I've updated my list of LaPush essentials this trip, to keep the experience real.

Speaking of Flash, I was having a few lately. Or at least I thought I was. I was still having intermittent insomnia, waking in the night way overheated after having what seemed like fever dreams. Turns out *someone* had adjusted our thermostat timer to go up to 72ยบ at about 10:30 each night. With the vent right over our bed...oi!

I've reprogrammed the thing and have had a good nights sleep ever since!
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We had a great time over the weekend. The weather was wonderful and we had a lot of fun.

Left early Thursday for Newport, OR and stayed at the Anchor Pier on the bayfront.
Overall good, but before I recommend it let me describe it...

On the bay, which means there is lots of activity. Fishing boats, tourists, and sea lions (that bark). Now the hotel knows that the noise could be an issue, so they are prepared. Each room has a "white noise" machine that emits waves sounds. There is also a ceiling fan and two sets of ear plugs available...but still, if you're sensative to the noise you wont enjoy it.

I must have been really tired...and the bed was super comfy, so I slept juuust fine!

I also wouldn't recommend the place to anyone who doesn't do stairs well, as the second floor rooms are only accessable by a long flight of stairs.

We spent the first afternoon interviewing a Sister living in Newport who is formerly of the L.A. area. Cynthia was really involved in the Rites a few years back and she was a lot of fun to talk to.

In other news, the bayfront is completely lacking in coffee before 10:00 a.m.!! OMG! And there was no breakfast to be had either. We hunted and hunted for an open place for breakfast and settled on the Pig and Pancake. Never have we been so disgusted. About three bites each and we had to stop. Jon actually thought he might hurl.

We left and decided that we couldn't eat anything until our stomachs settled, so we went to the Oregon Coast Aquarium to check it out. Afterwards we went to the Rogue Brewery for some beer tasting and some real food. We were not dissapointed! We left feeling a little buzzed and a lot happy. After a short walk to enjoy the sunshine we headed off to Waldport to meet the fam.

Mom and dad, Kevin and his gf Jill, the nephews and the dogs arrived at our vacation rental shortly after we did. We spent the next three days enjoying beach walks, card games, Jon's guitar, reading, sitting around the fire, and the amazing weather. It was incredibly relaxing and I'm so glad we went.

So we're home now and gearing up for the week. Things are still busy, but moving ahead. I'm just glad we had the chance to get away this summer if only for a few days.

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