Whew. It’s been a crazy couple of days. I’ve forgotten the emotions that come with moving to a new place. When I got in my car (filled with all of my things) on Friday, I was full of excitement for my upcoming adventure. For a day or so I was full of dread. I was quickly reminded that moving is HARD. But now I’m feeling much better as I sit down to write this post.
What has made it easier is that I’m living in my dear friend Tom’s basement in the most fabulous location: Astoria, Oregon.
Astoria is on the Columbia River right where it dumps into the Pacific. Water is everywhere. The air is cool, salty and clean. It’s a small town, and people are in no rush. The beach is only 5 minutes away. It all adds up to be quite refreshing.
For the New Year, I celebrated with Tom and his friends. Drinks in hand, we celebrated as the ships in the river all blew their horns at midnight.
On New Year’s day, we walked along the beach. The sun was shining, and the air was barely cool. People drive on the beach here. Apparently it’s considered a state road. It’s all absolutely INTERESTING. It’s so different, so new. It’s lovely.
Don’t worry, I’ve already located TWO liquor stores. Stay tuned for new drinks soon. Now where did I put my shaker?