Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Day Trip to Cannon Beach

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. 
The rock.   
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 :-) 


  1. Celebrations indeed, Teresa! Thanks for sharing the good times with us :) Especially the beach shots have me plotting to take a drive to the coast sooner rather than later! I have been to Seaside, but have never explored Cannon Beach. The Rock reminds me of Castle Rock off the coast of Crescent City, CA where the Aleutian geese land in the Spring to rest and feed before taking off for Alaska. I want to work some more on my shawl today, too :)

  2. Awesome fun! I love the northern coast and always enjoy time there as well as Camp 18 and the little 'beach' there. Great shots of the kiddos, waves and seagulls--love them:)
    Wishing you two many more years of happiness and blessings together.
    And, now, to finish up some chores...

  3. Happy anniversary! What a great day you all had. I'm glad the doctor was there this time; last week when I went, I thought of you! Your dinner looks great; I've actually never had lobster at RL myself! I'll have to try it sometime. Thanks for sharing your lovely day. :)

  4. Happy Anniversary!!! We celebrate 20 years next week...Who'd a thunk it?

  5. You are awfully busy lately Teresa! Enjoy the birthday celebrations!! I am eagr to see the shawl!!!
    XO Kris

  6. Happy Anniversary again Teresa and Dayle! What a great day at the beach, I love the picture with the kite in it also!! Good shot! So many special events in your life, enjoy them ALL.
    Many more happy years together!!!!!

  7. SO much to celebrate, again I think your two get Grandparents of the year award. It is so nice that you take your little ones places and you have such a good time with them. That lobster looks so yummy, now I am sad I am eating turkey spaghetti tonight.
    Hugs to you and Dayle,

  8. Such Fabulous pictures Teresa!! What a wonderful time for everyone.
    I am heading down to spend the day with my 14yr old grandson today.
    Yay to grandkids xoxo

  9. What a wonderful time you had Teresa. Photos were fab. It' s strange reading you went to Seaside as in actual place. Anywhere by the sea we say we went to the seaside as in coast. Hope that makes sense. Your celebratory dinner looked yummy. On my b'day I had prawn linguine with garlic & chilli. Also yummy. Love & hugs Anne x

  10. It looks like you did have a great day with your grandsons. Beautiful photo's. It seems your grandchildren did have a lot of fun. They can be pride and happy to have grandparents like you and DH. And happy anniversary. Groetjes, Gerda

  11. I love your photos of those seagulls! You captured them perfectly with your camera! What wonderful scenery of the huge rock coming out of the ocean water, it looked like such a fun day! A few months ago I stood at the statue of Lewis and Clark in St Louis where they started their journey and now I see where they ended up. Fascinating! I would love to see that part of the country some day. ~Hugs, Patti

  12. Wow, what a fun filled day you all had! I would love to see that gorgeous rock in's beautiful! Oh lady.....I am really jealous now!....I LOVE RED LOBSTER!!!!! it's the best. Can't wait to see your shawl, I am sure it's going to be just lovely!
    Hugs to you, Shari xx

  13. It looks like you had a fun day... Great pictures Teresa.! I'm excited to see yr shawl. Bring it when we meet next k? I'm excited we are meeting soon. I miss you:)

  14. Hi Teresa, HaPpY aNnIvErSaRy to you two!!! What a fun filled day you had with your little ones. We've never been to Camp 18 but the rest of your scenic pictures look very familiar. Including the clouds and wind! Now hat I think of it, I don't think I ever had lobster at Red Lobster either. Isn't that funny? That was a great post-chock full of wonderful memories being made.
    See you next week!

  15. Lovely beach shots but my favorite picture is the lobster, YUM, looks like you all had a blast. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Many congrats to you both, what a fab way to spend your anniversary. What lucky grandsons to be treated to such an adventure with their dear grandparents. Those sorts of memories and trips are keepers for life.I loved the beach photos and how funny to have a seaside town calle Seaside!! Happy Thursday, Jane x

  17. What a great time with your grands! Love the views of the Pacific! Happy Anniversary!

  18. That lodge is gorgeous! And I love the photos taken while at the beach. Happy belated anniversary. Tammy

  19. Happy Anniversary! I love Cannon Beach - it is one of my favorite places on the coast. I love the shops and restaurants there.

    I looks like the kids had a blast!

  20. You and your family are having some wonderful times....and making special memories! Loved the pictures of the beach and those seagulls! (The ones around here seem very noisy at the moment too!) Loved the seaside town called Seaside :) And wishing you both a very Happy Anniversary!
    Helen x

  21. You do have the most awesome places to visit close by....and the food isn't too shabby either.

  22. I have missed you. I am trying to catch up. xxx I loved this post. Those boys look so happy. There is something 'Universal' with boys...'don't go near the water'. I remember Euan toddling to the waters edge with leather boots and a winter coat on and the next thing he was face down with a wave going over him! It was the end of October in the UK and very cold too! My friends new baby is called Haydn...another Haydn into the world, just without the 'e'. Lots of love. xxx Lucy :)

  23. I love these posts Teresa, every time I see photos of your area I think how beautiful it is. One day I'm going to come and see it for myself.

  24. What a cool cool log cabin building!


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