On our 2nd day at the beach, my daughter-in-law Kristi and I headed out to go antiquing while our son Travis and Dayle took the two little boys on an adventure. Our first stop was this shop and they had a nice collection of vintage Japanese glass fishing floats. I have several at home and I just adore them. See the two that are in the shape of rolling pins?Lucky beach combers have found these on the sands for years and years. The Japanese made them out of old bottles and jars and use them to hold up the fishing nets. Now they use plastic, so these wonderful old floats are prized collectibles. Some even have the original nets on them.. they are all shades of blue, aqua and green. Some are brown like beer bottles. The best ones are "signed" with a signature embossed on the pontil - the plug-like end where the glass was blown and closed.
We visited several antique shops, then picked up an espresso drink and pulled into a park overlook by the ocean and enjoyed the view while sipping on our drinks. See the kite in the air? And the sea gulls and the sunshine.
Then we crossed the street and visited a shop where they make their own caramel corn and salt water taffy. Kristi picked out 2 of each flavor.
The shop next door sold souvenirs and had a nice collection of modern day hand-blown art glass floats. The local glass blowers make these and hide some daily on the beach for lucky beachcombers to find. I just love these and photographed several to show you.
This amber colored one was wonderful.
Blues and pinks and greens.. like the Earth.
Reds and oranges.
Which one would you like to have the most?
The boys went to the Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Hayden got blown over in the wind, but he's okay. Then they went to Wal*mart to do some shopping and got 2 videos to watch and some "Goldfish" crackers for the boys. They then met up with us and we followed them in Travis' Land-Cruiser to a restaurant for dinner.
The guys bringing the boys in for dinner.
After dinner we drove to Depoe Bay to see if we could see whales going by, but we didn't see any so we headed back to the trailer to watch a kid movie and hang out.
The kids looking for whales.
While we were hanging out I showed Caleb a shell I bought at the souvenir shop and told him if he held the shell to his ear he could hear the ocean.
And this is what a cake looks like with 63 candles on it. :-)
Somebody call the Fire Department! It was a very yummy chocolate fudge cake!
We are relaxing now.. more fun tomorrow! I hope your weekend was fun and that you have a good week ahead! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)