Monday, August 27, 2012

Pacific Northwest Trip Part 2 - Oregon Coast

The original inspiration for this trip came from Philip who wanted to take us to the beach where he and his extended family used to vacation when he was a kid.  It turned into quite the family reunion.

We had great weather while we were there, but it was still COLD for the in low 70's or high 60's with wind.  Brrr....  But this didn't deter the kids!  They built sandcastles for hours every chance they got.

There was also lots of kite flying involved.  Joshua especially liked to help relaunch the kites.

Happy digger!

We went a few miles south to Cannon Beach a couple of times.  Here the boys are at the base of iconic Haystack Rock, which is home to all kinds of marine life, which you can see in low tide.

Haystack Rock

More sandcastle building at the base of the Rock.  Notice the attire.  It was COLD that day!

All the great-grands of Philip's grandma

We had a beach bonfire, thanks to Uncle Paul and Aunt Vanessa.  And of course, s'mores were involved!

Seaside, OR is considered the end of the Lewis and Clark trail.

This picture doesn't accurately show the color of the hydrangeas, but they were the most incredible dark blue/purple color.  Just gorgeous!

Crazy kids!

Great Grandma with the kiddos

Most of the family - Hines, Jones and Noble

We had a wonderful time with all the family!  There were even a couple of members of my mother-in-law's family who dropped by to join the fun!  We're so happy this trip worked out so well and are dreaming of what we might all do on our next big Hines adventure...Alaska?  Nova Scotia?  We'll see!

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