Goodness sakes -- there is a lot of preparation to going away on a vacation from real life, isn't there? Hubby has been toiling away for days to get the trailer ready to go and the packing and organizing, etc. But here we are.. well, I'm getting ahead of myself..
We got on the road shortly after noon and headed west then south towards Lincoln City, the upper central part of the Oregon Pacific Coast. I snapped this photo of the road sign in Newberg, OR.We are heading into the Coast Range on our way to the beach.. we were thrilled that we are having such wonderful weather.. when I made the reservations for my birthday trip I actually assumed we'd have rainy stormy weather. Yahoo!
I wanted to share with you the forested mountains we were driving through.. so this is fuzzy but we were zooming along.. I must tell you that I was shocked to see how heavily logged this area was. It seems the forest has been decimated through these mountains. As a "tree hugger", it disappoints me greatly that whoever owns these mountains would cut it all down. Only a narrow buffer of trees has been left but you can see the clear cut forest beyond. :-(
The Siletz River runs alongside the roadway.
I called my son on the cell phone and told them we were near our destination of the RV park called Sea & Sand and they met us here and Travis helped us back the trailer into our spot. And this is our view, we are just yards away from the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Isn't it beautiful?
Kristi took the boys on a hike down to the beach while we got all set up and organized. They found a creek and came back to the trailer wet and sandy.. they stripped the wet clothes off outside and grandpa used the warm water shower on the outside of the trailer to wash the sand off the boys and handed them to me where I wrapped them in warm fluffy towels to warm up. We got them all dressed in clean dry clothes and headed to Mo's Restaurant in Taft. Mo's is famous and was started by a woman years ago and is famous for it's clam chowder. This is the view from our table of Siletz Bay. Travis' family is staying right to the left of the restaurant and the boys will have this beach to play on tomorrow.
They had such an appetite after all the fresh air and beach playing! In the trailer each one ate 3 cups of cherry jello and a half a banana - and at dinner they polished off their orders of macaroni and cheese and applesauce.. so I ordered them each a "Mo's Dirt Sundae" - which is vanilla ice cream covered with chocolate syrup, crumbled Oreos and 2 gummy worms! Caleb was quite impressed with having worms on his ice cream!
Hayden looks more shocked at the worms than happy. LOL!
We enjoyed watching the sun go down during dinner.
Here is a neat rock formation with a tree on top that I snapped a photo of just around the corner from the restaurant.. the tide is out.
A bit further down..
When I downloaded my photos this shot was on there from yesterday.. this is the hill behind our farmhouse and the plum trees are in bloom. This is the view from the carport where I park my SUV. The ones on the right are wild cherry trees. We have skylights over our bed and watched in amusement the other morning while 2 squirrels were chowing down on all the wild cherry blossoms on a branch arching across the windows. I didn't know they ate flowers, did you?
And I had to show you the 4 little crochet pillows for my dollhouse that the lady in Canada made. I found her on Etsy, let me know if you want her link. These are just a little over an inch and a half square!
We are sure looking forward to tomorrow! I sure did enjoy all your chocolate comments. I wish I could share my tin of goodies with each and every one of you. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)