On our last night in Centrailia
we went to a little dive restaurant next door to our
Lily had fun at the bar stools.
On our way home we went the long way along the beach.
There is nothing quite like the Oregon coastline.
I wrote Peter to say that I wanted to move
then I remembered it was summer
where was the sun?
We had really good intentions of leisurely strolling
down the coast but didn't quite account for how long it would
take us to get from place to place
so it was a more rushed stroll than we would have liked.
On our first part of our journey we had big plans to
go to Portland, then head to an aquarium
before landing at our hotel.
we didn't make it to the aquarium but
we did stop in the cute little town of Newport and
do some shopping.
Then we headed to our hotel.
It was in Waldport Oregon
It was really nice.
This was my dad's Birthday
Happy Birthday Daddy!
In the morning I went on a run.
It was a beautiful scenic run.
Check out the sky
does it look like swimming weather to you?
It is when the water is 85 degrees.
Nothing like a little morning swim.
As we left the hotel
I carefully helped to pack the trunk.
I set my cell phone on the top of the car.
Then we headed out.
As we crossed that beautiful bridge above
I happened to look out the side mirror
and saw something fly from the car.
I don't remember setting my phone a top the car
however for some reason I knew what it was.
We turned around on the other side of the bridge
drove over and turned once more
stopped in the lane near my phone.
I jumped out to grab it
only to see traffic heading my way
including an RV pulling a car.
I held my breath as they passed over my phone.
Then went to pick it up.
It is shattered.
Both the front and back
It is perfect working order.
I am so excited!
We drove along the coast to some sea lion caves.
We rode an elevator down, down, down.....
We got out and stood on a landing to check out the sea lions.
Lily was our elevator operator.
She loves elevators.
My mom and dad looking out at the ocean.
As we walked back up there were some beautiful flowers.
Flowers grow like crazy in Oregon!
Lily loves to pick flowers.
I try to curb the behavior in planter boxes and peoples yards
but I figured here it is just fine.
We picked out bouquet only to notice
the please don't pick the flowers sign later.
Oops, oh well.
Then we got back in the car for a few more hours.
Stretched out legs in Bandon Oregon.
It was really cute perhaps I'll go explore
Finding my inner peace.
We finally arrived in Gold Beach.
We stayed very near the beach
had a little fireplace in the room.
It was cute.
We went out to look explore our beach.
Can't have a birthday without cake and candles.
These would have been super cool candles
if they'd worked and not caused burns while trying to light them.
The next day we headed home.
The drive continued to be beautiful!
Long but beautiful.
This is the whole entire reason we traveled the long way home.
My dad wanted to show Lily Paul Bunyan.
He is 50 ft tall and he talks.
You can ask him questions and he answers them.
He is very impressive
unless of course
your 6 and scared of regular sized dressed up people.
This was a little much for my girl:0)
She was however super impressed with this banana slug.
So it was worth the trip.
She did like the ox blue.
He didn't talk or move his head so he was cool.