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jaunt to the coast

July 10, 2010

It got over 75 degrees in Portland (like, 25 degrees over), so we abandoned ship and headed to the beach. We are back now, sweltering once again. So reminisce with me for a moment about how nice it can be to wear long underwear around the camp fire and STILL be cold. I love our chilly coast.

We camped at Cape Lookout State Park. The camping is right off the beach, which is super nice, and the Cape Lookout trail offers amazing views from up on the cliffs.

I like beaches with coves, tide pools, cliffs, climbing rocks, dunes, seashells, driftwood, and nice sand. This was just a nice sandy beach with a temporary and bizarre giant winged ant infestation. Every inch of beach was crawling with them. We eventually bailed and headed up to Oceanside for the day use beach. Love the beach here. Besides most of the features I mentioned earlier, it also has a slightly freaky man made tunnel through a massive cliff, leading you into an otherwise hidden beach.

Hit up the Tillamook Cheese Factory on the way back. Our tired little lady sat up in the observation area watching the cheese roll by for a good 45 minutes. Of course, we tooth-picked all the samples we possibly could, and otherwise gorged ourselves on dairy products until it was time to go.

Waved to a whole heap of cows, and watched our car thermometer rise in temperature as we headed back into the valley that night.

Hope you are keeping cool, wherever you are –

unless you are one of those strange people who crave this sort of weather…

5 Comments leave one →
  1. July 10, 2010 5:38 pm

    Looks awesome! Maybe we can camp next to you next time!

  2. Pajama Morning permalink*
    July 10, 2010 10:48 pm

    that would be great! she so wanted a friend to play with.

  3. Albert permalink
    July 11, 2010 6:15 am

    It looks like you had a lot of fun. Benecia looks so happy.

  4. Nila permalink
    July 11, 2010 11:23 pm

    What a picture, on the bike! It looks like she’s off and away! Gorgeous shell/beach creations. Wish we were with you.

  5. Grandma Linda permalink
    July 12, 2010 1:23 am

    Wow…and I spent the day painting my new bathroom. No contest! Love you…

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