Friday, July 18, 2014

Seaside Weekend Getaway

Since I just did a Oregon post about Laura's wedding reception, here are a few more photos from a weekend we had down in Oregon with friends a few months ago.

One of the top places to vacation here at the beach is not a Washington beach, but an Oregon beach. Tons of people from our church head on down to Cannon Beach whenever they want a little vacation.
Some sweet friends of ours have decided to allow the Air Force to move them away from us and before they left, we all wanted to have a little weekend away exploring.
We actually ended up in Seaside which is just a few miles north of Canon Beach, but we were still only a half a mile away from the beach. It actually worked out because we were able to explore both of the little downtown's in Seaside and Cannon Beach.
Kristen found us this adorable little cottage through AirBnB. This is the same site we found the places we stayed in London and Paris. Definitely a new favorite traveling site.
And with staying in a house,  it worked well to bring food for dinners and breakfasts, but to go out for lunches. Love little ways to save money!

The sweet little house where we stayed.

Already made it our home.

We were all going to head down together, but with an ER visit and a few other key things happening, Thomas and I headed out on Thursday and sweet little night away. We slept in and after a leisurely morning, Kristen and John joined us with their two kiddos Sydney and Luke.

Friday - Seaside Beach
So we set the crockpot on low and walked to Seaside beach the first night.

I feel as though I should permanently do my hair this way. Thoughts?

Yay sweet little family!!!

And our little family. But seriously? What is wrong with my hair?
Saturday - Cannon Beach
This is the rock! That one called Haystack famous from the Goonies? Anyone?

Yes it was cold! At least my hair looks a wee bit better.

This wee one was EVERY WHERE! She just has a blast running around like crazy.

We all forgot our kites, but John bought another one and, he and Thomas had a fun time keeping it in the air.

Sunday - Cannon Beach Hiking
Sunday we went back to Cannon beach and tried to find the Clatsop Loop trail head. Turns out we were at the wrong parking lot and found the Indian Trailhead instead. It was a beautiful hike that actually dumped us out at the beach and at the parking lot we were supposed to be at to hike the Clatsop trail!

Sorry Thomas. Cut off your head.

And naturally it was a beautifully calm sunny day. And we had to head back early. Oh well. It was an awesome weekend spent making memories with friends who are moving to the beaches on the opposite coast.
We just might have to make a FL trip to visit you Kristen and John!