Kids have no appreciation for anything, do they? Where we lived, it was a three minute drive to get to the beach.
Of course anyone who has been to Oregon knows that our beaches aren’t like the ones in Florida.
Our beaches are windy, the water very cold, so they are not super conducive for picnics. On the other hand, we get a breathtaking view of the sunset every evening. I can’t say I made it to the beach for the sunset every night, but I certainly tried! The colors at dusk are gorgeous, like an artist spilled all his prettiest paints, Since moving to Eugene, OR the sunsets are a little farther away, but they are almost as pretty as they are on the beach. Other than the sunsets, I don’t really miss the beaches, because Eugene has a lot of great nature activities as well. Anyone who has been to the great state of Oregon knows how beautiful it is, and Eugene is no exception to that. There are a lot of great places to see in and around Eugene, but I always gravitate towards the empty spaces. I am a nature enthusiast, you see, and my favorite things to do involve being far, far away from other people. In Eugene, I am not alone in this! Sometimes I will go for a week at a time without actually exchanging words with anyone, except for maybe the clerk at the cannabis dispensary. It’s not that the people of Eugene, OR aren’t friendly, we just prefer a quick nod or wave instead of small talk.