Newport – A Diamond in the Rough

What a Spring! Almost seems like Summer with so many sunny days. We actually had two sunny weeks with some highs in the mid 80′s. Seems like a diamond in the rough.  Not much in the way of great storms this year, but we will take the sun.

What’s new? The dining room floor is done and beautiful; easy to clean and keep clean. Everybody loves the new Sateen sheets we put in; as well as the new down pillows in every room.

We are looking at a very busy Summer already! Our garden seems to blow up every week, always something new blossoming. We are getting great fires in the new pit, but not on windy days. Memorial Day Weekend is full except for one cancellation due to an emergency. If you are still looking for a great place, Windswept is open for the minimum 2 plus days. We still have a few rooms left for Fourth of July. There will be fireworks in the bay again this year.

My daughter and I have been walking to the Lighthouse just about everyday; 2.6 mile round trip. Last time we spotted a gray whale headed north around Yaquina Head about 9 times. As we got to the ocean side of the Lighthouse, we spotted a younger gray going the other way about 5 times ending in a tail shot for a deep dive. Who said you can’t see whales from Yaquina Head?

Calendar calls for the Newport Marathon on June 1st at Yaquina Bay State Park; and the 2013 Newport Celtic Festival and Highland Games are June 7-9 at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds here in Newport.

Have a Great Summer and hope to see you all at the Ocean House!

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