Thursday, July 1, 2010

Home from the beach...

The beach. I love the beach. There is nothing more rejuvenating then spending time by the ocean and remembering that there is so much more to life than the everyday doldrums. We just got back from 3 days in Lincoln City and spent time checking out some of the sights up and down the coast near where we stayed. Not to mention Dave and I did a little

These first pictures are of Gabe playing on the beach. Even in the freezing cold drizzle, Gabe could spend hours playing in the sand.

Seagulls. I love seagulls. I know they are probably considered the scourge to the coastal dwellers but I think they are cool.

Gabe playing in the tide pools. I kept telling him "be careful, the rocks are slippery and if you fall you'll get cut". Uh-huh, who falls? Me. Right on my rear end. Dropped my camera, cut my hand, and looked like an idiot. You know, one of those falls that you jump right up and look to see how many people witnessed your extreme gracefulness? Yep. Me. lol

This was the coolest purple starfish. I've seen them before in aquariums but not in nature. It was right up against one of the rocks we were exploring.

During our visit to Newport, we stopped and toured the Yaquina Head Lighthouse. It was really cool and we climbed all 107 stairs to the top. I didn't count them mind you...Dave did and Gabe was convinced there was 1247. My thighs thought there was 1247 steps too. Geez, I'm out of shape.

This is the beautiful, killer staircase. At the top they give you a button that says "I survived the climb".

Ok, just a cool picture of the light bulbs that light the sucker up. No more whale oil, lard or kerosene.

Thats enough pictures for now. Thanks for stopping by!


Melanie H said...

These photos are stunning, I really love that first one.

Well done on climbing the lighthouse, we climbed the Shot Tower in Hobart, Tasmania and got a sticker too.

That one had 327 steps.