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.
We went to lunch in Manzanita at a really delicious cafe.
Then we got into Cannon Beach a little too early to check in so we hit up the skatepark. Naturally.
But then we were beach bound.
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.
They were so happy.
We found shells and sand dollars galore.
We walked to Haystack Rock.
Checked out the tide pools.
We played and dug and sifted sand and ran and covered every single inch of our bodies with sand.
On Friday, Michelle Wolf met us and we took pictures. These aren’t hers…these are just ones I snapped before she arrived.
Josh drove down from Portland and we drove to Rockaway for the kite festival.
These kite flyers were serious. This group was rehearsing for their CHOREOGRAPHED KITE ROUTINE. I kid you not.
And after we checked out the kite flyers, we just walked along the beach.
There were treats.
We flew our homemade kites.
Then we did some more shell searching. We did a lot of that.
They are the best.
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.
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.