We had such a nice and adventurous time at the beach this week! We headed out on Monday and pulled into Cape Kiwanda RV Resort a few hours later. Our youngest son, Travis, his wife Kristi and their 2 and 3 year old boys were there a bit before us and had a space next to them waiting for us. This image below is Haystack Rock at sunset that evening. This was the view from the beach directly across from our RV park!
We'd left our truck at the entrance to the beach, when we returned I took this shot of the sand dunes and beach grasses and the beautiful blue sky.
Here is Buddy watching every single thing going on outside the trailer. One of the campers across from us actually had a pet duck in a pen with little pool of water!
Travis & Kristi took me down to the beach to get some photos of the surfers and the ocean while Dayle stayed in our trailer with 2 napping boys. Below is a guy on a surfboard paddling along. I love how the sun is sparkling off the water.
Cape Meares Lighthouse (The exterior window panes have been replaced so far with the donations!)
The hike back up to the parking lot seemed 3 times as long as it was so steep! LOL! The kids headed back to the camp and on to the beach - and Dayle and I headed off to do more sightseeing in Tillamook. I did a Google search for "the best restaurant in Tillamook OR" and found the "Pacific House Restaurant" where we had a fabulous lunch - I had Fish & Chips again which was delish! Then we went to the Blue Heron Cheese Company and I got some of their brie cheese and some crusty bread to take back to camp.
As we were heading back to Pacific City I was THRILLED to see that the herd of elk we'd spotted on our way past on Monday was still in this pasture in front of the World War II Blimp Hangar that is now an air museum. The blimps were used for observation to spot submarines during the war.
I hope you've enjoyed hearing about our week at the beach, we had a great time and got to spend lots of quality time with our son and his family.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)