To The Beach

We recently took a week to visit one of our all time favorite vacation spots over on the Oregon Coast. We wasted no time kicking off our shoes and digging into the sand.
The first thing we did when we pulled in to Newport was visit our favorite kite shop so Hadley could spend some of her birthday money.We saw some amazing tide pools just minutes from our campground. More star fish than we could count plus anemone and a seal just hanging out on a rock right in the middle of a handful of explorers. One of the things we love so much about this coast is the topography change between the beach and the campground. In our camping spot there was so much great fairy house making material. This is Hadley's fairy house.
The mail man likes the blustery coast. I personally could have done with a little more warmth, but I'm not complaining now that we're home and it's 95 degrees.
Camping breakfast is soooo yummy. Eggs and hash browns taste really good first thing in the morning.
Especially when the sun is shining!Doing dishes while camping?
Not my favorite thing, but I'll do it if it means I get a week at the ocean.
Every time I visit Oregon I get a little itchy to move again. I wouldn't want to live right on the coast, but Corvallis screams my name. I just have to remind myself to be content where I am and enjoy these beautiful places as a treat.

My local meals for last week were all about seafood. Oysters, clam chowder, and fish and chips. I was seriously tempted by the $5 cans of tuna, too. I didn't bring any home, but I kind of regret that decision now. I think I could eat a tuna sandwich every day and not get sick of tuna. Especially fresh from the ocean. But that's another story for another day.


  1. It looks like you had an amazing trip. I really miss the Oregon Coast. The beaches here are so commercailized and full of bikini clad fluff balls!!

    And Jeezo Peezo, Amelia's hair is getting long!

  2. What great photos, Heather. I especially love the one of you doing dishes over your Dora the Explorer table cloth! Isn't camping fun? I'm glad you had a restful, relaxing, really wonderful time.

  3. Love the pictures. I especially enjoy the fairy house. Looks like you had a memorable trip!

  4. What a great trip! Looks like it was a lot of fun! I have so many fond memories of camping with my family when I was a kid! I miss camping...we should go more!

  5. What a lovely camping trip! Starfish and sea anemones?? Wow. Love your pics and all those happy, shiny faces. xoxo.

  6. Omigosh. That picture of your shoes on the beach made me gasp. They're all great pictures, really. They all made me wish I were along for the ride!

    Welcome home -- after what was most definitely a gorgeous getaway!

  7. Such great pics ~ we are going to the beach later this summer and I cannot wait. Sand in my shoes (and everything else), wind blown hair, the sound of the ocean ... ahhhh.

    Love the pics!

  8. Your photos made me want to more to Oregon right this very moment. I'm glad you had a good time!

  9. Oh how I miss the coast!! I love the pictures!!! Helps me to be there! -S


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