We took advantage of the unseasonably warm OR weather to head to the coast today! The girls were working and BreZaak are otherwise occupied this week ::wink::.....but we still managed a crowd. We headed off with Mom, Dad, us and Lorri (my cousin) and YUUKI! We drove through Florence and stopped when Yuuki needed out....at the parking lot of Heceta Head Lighthouse.
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|Lorri (cousin) and me|
|Traveling Trio - Stacia, Alex and Nolan|
|Loved the view from the top|
|Michael and me (De'Etta)|
We enjoyed the tour. It turns out our tour guide is retired Air Force. Long after the tour was over, Michael and he continued to reminisce....he shared his thoughts about where we should eventually retire. The kids spotted this creature in the water - we assume a sea lion as that is what the board suggested could be seen. I may have seen a whale blow - but I may have not. The views form the top are stunning.
After our tour and hike, lunch was next on our agenda. What better spot than HERE at the beach?
|Evidently odd expressions while unloading picnics is genetic!|
|Family picnic on the beach!|
|Lighthouse, channel, ocean, volcano - schooling at it's best|
Lorri was fascinated with the caves. We were too. She headed to a cave and we all chased her down and beat her to the cave.
|Lorri sees stars - right after she bonked her head|
Playing on the beach is a natural
|I say, "Jump." They say, "How high?" ::snort::|
We really wanted to fly kites - but surprisingly there wasn't enough wind to really do this!
|"Run, De'Etta! There are pants following you!" Things you don't expect to hear.|
Michael and the boys explored a second cave
Alex learned how slippery moss can be while exploring this cave!
Hwy 101 is a gorgeous drive.
We drove back down Hwy 101 to Old Town Florence. We walked along the harbor and visited a few shops.
|Lorri and Stacia|
|Note the RV park in the back.....|
|Is it possible?|
What a lovely day! No one got motion sick, we all had a great time. Sun-filled day - no rain at all!