Oregon Coast

Last Wednesday Jason and I embarked on a 5 day trip to the Oregon Coast with our 5 1/2 yr old, 4 yr old, 2 yr old and our 2 dogs (8 and 3). Our trip down was beautiful and actually quit fun. The kids watch a movie and slept most of the way (Thank the Lord for portable DVD players).
We took a long way to the coast and ended up in Lincoln City around 5pm. Of course our first stop was MO's for some famous chowder and seafood. The kids had hot dogs as they have yet to acquire the fine taste for seafood.

Then it was off to Beverly Beach (7 miles north of Newport, OR). We love Beverly Beach and our camp site was really nice and private which was great for the dogs. We got all unpacked and the kids wanted to go to the beach immediately.

So the kids and I headed to the beach and enjoyed the Oregon sand (there is no comparison unless of course you are in the Caribbean). They rolled in the sand, covered themselves in the sand, ran in the water, and just had a blast.
Day Two, we enjoyed a day at the beach as it was sunny and warm. Then it was off to camp for some lunch and a drive into Newport for Mommies favorite coffee at Dutch Brothers. The kids had smoothies and I thoroughly enjoyed my favorite drink the "Almond Joy". Jason thinks I am crazy, but I just LOVE that place.

Day Three, another day at the beach and playing. We rode bikes, played football and chalk on the road. We headed into Newport again to Yaquina Light House and to check out the tide pools. This was a lot of fun! We ate lots of yummy food and of course we roasted Smore's. Uncle Mike came down and hung out with us.

Day Four we packed up early and headed to Florence to Haceta Beach where Reilly, Natalie, the dogs and I hung out for the late morning/afternoon and played on the beach and took naps. Uncle Mike, Liam and Jason got to go golfing at Sandpines. It was a fun day and we loved being right on the beach.

Then after golf we headed to Junction City to visit with Jason's Aunt Arlene and Uncle Bill. We also got to visit with his grandmother Betty. The kids had so much fun playing with Michael and Darrin (Rick (Jason's cousin) and Heidi's kids). They rode bikes, played the Wii and just chased each other around.
On our last day Uncle Bill make us a delicious breakfast. I have never had Sweet Potato Pancakes and they were amazing! Jason got to enjoy some hot cocoa and remember the days when he was a kid and had pancakes and hot cocoa with Uncle Bill.

After breakfast it was off to Grandma Betty's. We really enjoyed visiting her and Reilly just loves her. We helped pick up apples for her which was no easy task there are a lot. I left with 2 bags full and there were about 5 buckets full. We finally hit the road around 2:45pm and started our trek home.
We stopped in Tigard at our favorite place - Pizza Caboose for dinner. This is one of our stopping places on our trip to Oregon each year.

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