The Coast

The ocean is magic.

I swear it is.

You see it and you can’t help but be happy. And calm. And if you’re like me, you want to find a house for sale and buy it right then and there and become a beach local.

We went to Cannon Beach on the Oregon coast for 4 days and it was wonderful.

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[this was in Tillamook at Blue Heron – a place where they make cheese. And have animals.]

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[jamie got brave and pet the goats]

We went to lunch in Manzanita at a really delicious cafe.

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Then we got into Cannon Beach a little too early to check in so we hit up the skatepark. Naturally.

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But then we were beach bound.

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The weather was amazing. It was 65 the first day, then in the 70s the rest. The kids wore suits, even if it was a tad chilly. But we were at the beach. A swimsuit is beachwear – always.

Except for Charlotte. She wore clothes.

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They were so happy.

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We found shells and sand dollars galore.

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We walked to Haystack Rock.

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Checked out the tide pools.

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We played and dug and sifted sand and ran and covered every single inch of our bodies with sand.

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On Friday, Michelle Wolf met us and we took pictures. These aren’t hers…these are just ones I snapped before she arrived.

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Josh drove down from Portland and we drove to Rockaway for the kite festival.

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[Josh provides snacks to his passengers]

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These kite flyers were serious. This group was rehearsing for their CHOREOGRAPHED KITE ROUTINE. I kid you not.

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And after we checked out the kite flyers, we just walked along the beach.

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There were treats.

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We flew our homemade kites.

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Then we did some more shell searching. We did a lot of that.

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They are the best.

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And on the way back, we passed lots and lots of farms. And it was at this point that I became OBSESSED with farms. Yes, my friends, I am obsessed now with buying a farm. It’s not just something I’m kinda interested in doing anymore. Oh, no. I can’t stop thinking about the milk we’re going to have and the cheese Danny is going to make. Baby lambs? Nothing cuter. Farm fresh eggs will be delicious. Obsessed.

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[I’ll just take this one how about?]

We got home last night from our vacation and were happy to sleep in our own beds…but we had a fabulous time.

 

Any time spent on the coast is fabulous, no matter what.

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One thought on “The Coast

  1. Danielle Bradshaw

    I am sooooooooo jealous. The last time we were at the coast was when Connor was a baby. I love all of your pictures. You have such a cute, happy family! Good job!

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