A Day At The Beach, The First Time For Some
Last Saturday (Aug 22, 2009) my husband and I got up and headed out for a day at the Oregon Beaches. We headed to one of our favorite places, Seaside/Cannon Beach area. This time we decided to go to Ecola State Park. This is a first for us, we have never been there. It was beautiful. We walked along Indian Beach and checked out the tide pools. We then got adventurous and walked the Clatsop Loop Trail and took in the breathtaking view of Tillamook Rock Lighthouse Viewpoint. On the way back to the car we took the primitive trail back and enjoyed the awesome sight of Murrelet Mansion.
We made our way back to the car and left so we could go on another great adventure. Our daughter, her husband and their 2 young children (our grandchildren) had made their way out also to the Oregon Coast for the day. We were headed to meet up with them. They spent part of the day in Seaside before heading to Cannon Beach. We met them in Cannon Beach and had a most wonderful time.
See, it’s the first time our son in law was on the Oregon Coast, he is from Mississippi. Our daughter met him while they were both in the US Navy and stationed in Norfolk, VA. Both our grandchildren were also born in Virginia and this was the first time they too had got to go to the Oregon Coast.
We all went for a walk on the beach in Cannon Beach and the grandkids (Mollie age 4, Michael age 2) had a blast running and playing in the water.
We made our way to our car’s and headed to Mo’s for dinner. It was such a beautiful day that we were able to get a table on the patio. Now I am not a clam chowder eater, I really can not stand the stuff, but back on another trip on Father’s Day I tried Mo’s Clam Chowder for the first time. I love Mo’s Clam Chowder. So this trip I told my husband if he wanted more clam chowder he was going to have to upgrade to a bowl instead of the cup as I was not sharing mine. We all enjoyed a most wonderful meal. Our Server was kind enough to take a photo of all of us with Haystack Rock in the background.
After dinner we all wondered back out onto the beach and walked to Haystack when we seen the tide was receding. As we made our way to Haystack the grandkids had a ton of fun running along the beach and in the water. It was special day for the family. Our granddaughter for the first time was able to touch a life starfish on the side of Haystack.
Our son in law also loved being out on the beach and has since purchased a wetsuit so in the near future he may be seen out boarding.
Thanks to the Oregon Coast for being so beautiful and so close, our family was able to spend a most memorable time along the beach for the day.
We are planning a few more family trips in the near future and of course they are for the Oregon Coast. There are so many things to see and do that it’s impossible to see them all in a day.