By Thanksgiving it was dry and rather nice. We walked the beach and really enjoyed our time there. We only had one really rainy day after the big storm and that was on Friday. We decided to drive south to Karla's Smokehouse in Rockaway beach - owner owned and operated, by Karla, for 48 years and the best smoked fish you will ever eat. Then we went further south to Tillamook to the Cheese Factory. Oh god I love cheese curds. For those of you who've never eaten a cheese curd, here is the Wikipedia definition: Cheese curds are little known in locations without cheese factories because they should ideally be eaten within hours of manufacture. Their flavor is mild, with about the same firmness as cheese, but with a springy or rubbery texture. Fresh curds squeak against the teeth when bitten into, a defining characteristic, due to air trapped inside the porous material. If you ever get the chance, please give them a try. They are so delicious!
Oh before I forget, we purchased an old fashioned perk on the stove, stainless steel coffee pot. It seems that every year we go to the beach, there's a huge storm, we lose electricity and wham - no coffee. The stove is propane so I can cook and we have battery power for lights, etc, but the coffee pot is a no go, so now we are covered, phew, what a relief!!
Right now I'm busy putting things away, doing laundry, dusting and getting the house in order so I can put a few Christmas decorations out and preparing for my chemo appt this Friday. Sure hoping that the chemo doesn't affect me as much this time as it did last time, but it's working so I won't complain!!
I'll leave you with a cute picture of the ever helpful Scotchie - he's been very helpful with the laundry as you can see.
Oh one more thing, my friend JJ over at The Fifty Factor is having a wonderful Give Away, please go visit her blog and enter for a chance to win a gorgeous ornament!!
Happy Stitches and Hugs,