Prepare to enter the wild and wooly world of an adult with Aspergers Syndrome, a form of autism characterized by intellignce, quirks, social difficulties and downright strange and oddish behaviours.

People with Aspergers generally are high functioning in everyday life but have great difficulty connecting with others due to the inability to read faces, body language and subtle verbal clues. They also tend to take words literally and have a hard time multi-tasking.

Oversensitivity to touch (clothing has to be soft and often the tags removed), light (do not leave home without the sunglasses), sound (loud noises and noisey places are avoided), taste (many Aspies have quite a limited diet and are frequently very picky eaters) and smells makes the everyday existence more of a challenge.

Fasten your seatbelts and come on in...
To find out more about what Aspergers is..please check out my earliest blog entries

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Visiting Cape Perpetua

Yesterday, I decided we need a playful, vacation day at the beach. I poured over the map, scoured the google and decided on Cape Perpetua which is an hour and a half away.
This morning, the boy and I dressed warmly, grabbed a few snacks and headed out. It was our 1st time on route 34. Usually, I take 20 to the Pacific but I wanted to see some new scenery and checkout which 2 lane mountain highway was more harrowing. Actually, 34 proved to have the more white knuckle driving and sheer drop offs. I'm glad I checked it out though. Maybe I've just driven 20 so frequently that it's just plain easier.
We had a beautiful, pleasant drive both ways.
At Cape Perpetua, we took a mile or more walk to see Devil's Churn (at mid-tide, so the narrow strip wasn't exactly churning), tide pools and hangout on the beach so little guy could build with sand. The weather truly was perfect around 65-70.
On the return trip, we stopped at Yachats where I got a chance for a quiet rocky beach walk as little guy opted to stay in the car.
Here are a few pics from our day trip!!!

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