Saturday, July 11, 2009

Oregon Coast

My family, my parents and my sister and her family all went to the Oregon Coast. We had alot of fun. My parents stayed in a timeshare in Newport. My sister's and my family stayed in a cute little beach house in Seal Rock, which is about 15 minutes South of Newport.

The kids had fun playing in the sand. The Oregon coast is cooler, so the kids were not able to play in the water. Dane and Nick had fun on the beach as well :)

This is a picture of my step dad Warren, Nick and Dane
looking for mussels, and then cooking the mussels they found on the beach.
Not just the kids enjoyed playing the games we brought!We also went to the Undersea gardens in Newport, where they had a live diver show. A man dressed in scuba gear went into the water while someone was narrating and he would pick up the creatures and bring them next to the glass so you could get a better look.
It was a rip off if you ask me. I think I am someone who is easily entertained, but it cost $33 for just my family to go and the diver show lasted about 10 minutes, and the water was murky, and it was kind of smelly too. Oh well, I guess it was something to do.

We also stopped at the Yaquina Head Lighthouse and walked the 104 steps to the top. Lexi was unable to do it because you had to be at least 42 inches tall. The kids were excited because they got a button at the top that said something like "I survived the 104 steps to the top of the lighthouse". Paige was thoughtful enough to grab one to take back to Lexi.

This is a picture of us taking the walk down.

Our trip didnt stop here. Unfortunately, Dane's Grandpa passed away right before we left for Oregon. So we took one day out in the middle of our trip to drive the five hours to Washington to go to the funeral, and drove back to the coast on the same day. While we where in Washington we stopped at the cemetery where Dane's dad is buried.

It was a long day of driving, but I was actually glad that we were able to leave in the middle of our vacation to go to the funeral because that meant it was a shorter drive for us to get there from Oregon than from Boise.

On our way home from our vacation, we stopped at Multnomah Falls

We also stopped by this Stonehenge. If you are driving through the Dalles in Oregon on your way to Idaho, you can cross over the Columbia River which takes you into Washington and this is about a mile from the bridge.

This was our last picture of our trip taken at the Stonhenge.

1 comment:

AlliB said...

It sounds like you guys have had quite a fun summer!! I love all the pics & the writing! We miss you guys!