Saturday, July 25, 2009

Portland Trip- Day 11

We were thinking about going to the zoo, but then we decided that Salt Lake has a zoo, but no ocean.

On the way out, we passed a whole convoy of military hummers heading out to their . I laughed for a good ten minutes when I saw this one use a turn signal. I realize that I have a twisted sense of humor, but seriously- why would it need turn signals? Who would deny a vehicle of war their right of way? do they need it for battle to show the enemy their intentions? We went out to Seaside to hit a different beach than last time, which actually turned out to be a little bit of a dud. It was more crwoded there, and the landscapes were not as pretty. We ate a picnic at Sunset beach, and then headed back out to Canon Beach.

Sunset Beach
Emma found this rope on the beach, and used it to walk her imaginary dog. It was pretty cute!

Canon Beach

Someone had dug this whole down to the water table before we got there. It provided an hour of entertainment for the girls, and allowed Ross and me to snuggle on the beach.
These are some attempts at family pictures in front of Haystack Rock. Some of us were cold, sandy, and way past-due for naptime.

It is really beautiful. These pictures do not do it justice.
There were little jellyfish all over the shore.



A Spanish warship during some war sunk off the shore and some of the canons washed up on the beach- hence the name Canon Beach. We stopped at the historical marker and replica to take pictures of it and the homeless man camped out there.

After this, we headed back to the hotel to wash the sand off, eat some left-overs and watch a movie while I did some scrapbooking. I gave this day a solid 5 stars!

2 comments:

Carrie said...

Gosh are you guys EVER coming back!? You missed the Wallace Fam Reunion...I bet you were CRYING!

Dawn said...

Not to mention my birthday! But you did call, so I guess you are forgiven.