Thursday, August 11, 2022

After The Dentist

The best part of going to the dentist, really the only good part about going to the dentist here is that this is the view on our drive home.


We love the Mad River as it flows into the Pacific on a clear, warm, and beautiful sunshiny summer day. 




And what made it even better was watching one Harbor Seal as it headed back into the ocean while the rest slept peacefully on the beach in the summer sun. 

All of this almost makes going to the dentist a fun thing!

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  1. So beautiful. Well worth clicking on the images and getting a closer look.

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    1. Dr Michelle-- I'm so glad you clicked on the pics. It was a beautiful morning out there.

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  2. So glad you had such a pre-dentist mellowing view. Cool shot of the Harbor Seal and hope the rest of the dental visit was uneventful.

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    1. Patti-- The dental visit was just for an x-ray. All went well. We hope it stays that way! We love this post-dental mellow view.

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  3. Yes, and on the way home you're probably still numb! I hope you feel better now.

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    1. Barbara-- It was just an x-ray visit, no numbing. Yay! All is well.

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  4. No beautiful views on the way to my dentist but it's only about 10 minutes away, as is just about everything in this small town.

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    1. ellen-- This dental office is a 20 minute drive, but we do love the view!

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  5. Gosh, that really looks lovely! Hope everything went well at the dentist!

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    1. EllenD-- All was fine at the dentist. It was an x-ray visit. And then we had this view on the way home.

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  6. What a great view! When I was a kid, my dentist's office was located on an island in Tampa Bay, and he had an amazing view out his office window. The chair faced the window so his patients could gaze out at the bay while they had their work done. It was pretty awesome.

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    1. Steve-- I love the story of your dentist visit when you were a kid. What a great view you had and a wonderful way to keep your attention on the beauty. Sounds awesome!

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  7. oh, finally, the dentist! I love the view of the Mad River, too, thanks to youse guys. - Tara

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    1. Tara-- Yes, finally the dentist. It was just an x-ray visit, but it still creeps me out. LOL! But we balanced that with this beautiful view.

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  8. A beautiful day for coming home from the dentist and seeing the Mad River and the Harbor Seal and the ocean.

    In the mid-70s, I swam in a river that ran close to a house just off Highway 299, just enough distance inland from Arcata for it to be sunny and warm when it was foggy in Arcata. I wonder if it was the Mad River.

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    1. it was beautiful. that would be the mad river

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    2. am-- I love that Roger replied to your comment. Yes! It was the Mad River.

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  9. I can see why you stopped, it is a beautiful view and the sky so blue. Dentists don't worry me so much now as must of my teeth are root filled. I also have a few crowns to go with as well. I will dread it when the dentist retires as it will mean I have to find another and my wife does not like the others in town

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    1. we have been thru several dentists here

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    2. Billy-- I worry about the quality of care here. I felt way more comfortable going to the dentist when we were living in the bay area. We try to make the best of it.

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  10. What a wonderful journey even if it is for a dentist appointment.

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    1. Sabine-- It's one of our favorite places to stop when we're driving home from the dentist.

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  11. Almost. I don't like going to the dentist, and have an appointment coming up. I wish I had this drive home afterward to console me!

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    1. Spare Part and Pics-- I hope all goes well at your dental appointment. Yes, I wish you also had this view to console on your drive home. Take care there, and thank you for stopping by. Nice to hear from you!

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  12. Incredibly beautiful, and peaceful.

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  13. Colette-- It was truly beautiful and peaceful.

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  14. Wowsa! That is some view. I like those blue mellow vibes. Amazing

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    1. Ally Bean-- Yes, we like those blue mellow vibes too. The best balance to going to the dentist. So nice to hear from you!

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  15. Good catch of the Harbor Seal though considering their size I suppose it would be difficult to miss one.

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    1. Catalyst-- We always love when we get to see those Harbor Seals. We mostly see them sleeping on the shore.

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  16. There is never anything "good" about a dental visit, Robin, but I will admit that the a view like this on the ride home might make it a good trip.

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    1. Beatrice-- This view does make it a good trip. A great balance to the dental work.

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  17. I saw the name of your title and decided to come here. Mad River is a good name (I have a canoe by them). It is nice to have something to look forward to after any dentist visit!

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    1. Jeff-- I love knowing that you have a canoe by Mad River. That's so cool. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. Lovely to hear from you.

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