Saturday night we finally made plans for our getaway. We've been throwing around ideas of places to go for a month and hadn't settled on anything. Partly because Grandma Skip was visiting Uncle Rudy and family instead of being home in California, and two other families we had thought about visiting were gone or busy. Was it a sign that we are unlikable and destined to stay home? Nah. Let's go to the beach. So we booked a place to stay in Cannon Beach, Oregon and we left Tuesday morning. We made a stop in the Portland area to say hi to Uncle Rudy, cousin Heather, and Grandma Skip. It wasn't a long visit, as Grandma was heading to the airport to go home, and Uncle Rudy is home recovering from a successful brain surgery.
Our first stop on the coast was Ecola state park. Look! We found the ocean!
When we were done, we had to climb back up. This picture doesn't do justice to the climb we faced. It was steep and slippery and muddy and madness.
By this time, we could check into our room at McBee's cottages. We were a block away from the beach, so we parked our car and walked down.
Then we got out the sleeping bags for the kids, and got ready for bed.