I have always loved the outdoors and coming to Oregon has been a wonderful experience. I have met so many great people here and I have been eager to go on exploration outings. My room mate and I took the SUV to Cape Blanco Light house recently. It started out like a typical Oregon day on the coast, a little foggy and overcast, but we had started out well before noon. We stopped for breakfast first and then drove out to the lighthouse. It was a beautiful day, and when we arrived, there was no one else there. We had the place to ourselves! It was a bit windy, so we toured the light house premises and read about it’s long and storied history. We eventually climbed the long spiral staircase to the lantern room. The view was predictably breathtaking. As I looked across the ocean and reflected on the lives saved and disasters averted because of this lighthouse, I began to feel small, so barely significant in the scheme of things. At the top we could see a cluster of rain clouds gusting our way and the wind speed began picking up. We left just in front of rain cell that chased us for a good 10 minutes before we outran it.