It's been a week of celebrating for us! We had a great Easter day with our kids and grandkids at the farm. Then, the next day was our anniversary, and also the only day we were able to take the 4 boys somewhere fun during their Spring Break. So, we decided to take them on a day trip to the beach! We picked them up at noon and headed towards the coast - we stopped at Camp 18 for lunch. It's this huge log building and the grounds have all kinds of logging equipment on display. It was the boys first time there and we had a fun lunch!They even have chandeliers made of deer antlers!
This photo is showing the fireplace in the nook over there.. and do you see the cougar!?
I zoomed in to get a better shot of this.
Out on the grounds they had this neat vintage railroad caboose.. I would love to have one of these in the yard! LOL!On to the beach! Dayle, Buddy, Caleb and Gabriel.. it was cold and windy!
We had gone to a public beach just south of Haystack Rock - I just love this photo, people enjoying the beach, the creek running through, the kite in the air.
Our beloved grandsons.. and the Pacific ocean.
Of course we said.. don't go in the water! And of course.. they did. :-)
Grandpa watching over them. With seagulls. Squawk!!!!!
Love this one.. boys playing, gramps and dog.. and lots of seagulls.
After dusting the sand off the littlies, getting them all in dry clothes and loading up, we headed back through Cannon Beach - I pulled over to the side of the road to get this closer shot of Haystack Rock. It's gorgeous!
We then drove through the charming beach town of Cannon Beach, then on to Seaside to show the boys where Lewis & Clark finally reached the Pacific Ocean on their trek. Seaside is a fun town with arcades, bumper cars and this carousel - the 3 youngest had a fun ride on this. Caleb turned 4 on Sunday and Hayden turns 5 today - (dinner there later) but for 3 days, they are the same age!!
Gabe right behind the littlies!
Outside the building where the carousel was there was this great mural, grandpa had the 3 boys pose in front of it. :-)
At Seaside has a famous "turnaround" where you can drive down main street and they have this wonderful circle where you can see the ocean. They have a bronze statue of Lewis & Clark - this is the spot that they finally reached the ocean after trekking across the United States from St. Louis, Missouri.Here they are from the ocean side. Then... we went to Dairy Queen and had ice cream for dinner. :-) And then drove them back to their parents who all got to go out to dinner sans kids in our youngest son's 1966 red Mustang GT!
Yesterday I went to the lady doctor, and this time the doctor was there.. and afterwards hubby took me out to a belated Anniversary dinner at Red Lobster.. and for the first time at that restaurant I actually had lobster! Oh my - rock lobster on the left, Maine lobster on the right.. and lobster and shrimp fettuccine in the middle! It was yummy! I only had one bite of the pasta part and brought it home.Today I'm going to try to finish my crocheted shawl, I'm on the last 3 rows. And then off to celebrate Hayden's 5th birthday this evening! I hope your week is going well! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)