We had a terrific time on vacation at the beach..the house we rented was great, very comfortable, great views and very conducive to relaxation! In fact, I found myself able to concentrate on reading, which I haven't been able to do for a long time. Read a couple of books and enjoyed it. Of course, vacation cut into my knitting time, so I didn't get nearly as much done as I planned. It was worth it though!
We tried to visit a yarn shop in Manzanita, Oregon, but they were remodeling the shop and it was closed. Other than that, not a lot of fiber on the Oregon coast. Lots of cows though.