Sunday, April 27, 2008

Alive and Well (ok...Alive)

I would love to say how much I've missed writing this blog the past few days but that would be a little white lie. I've had so much fun in the sun on the Oregon Coast that I didn't even think about it.

I'm attaching a few photos from our journey to Cannon Beach and Seaside with our friends, Bobby, Dy, Dave and Val. We had an unforgettable road trip and have already set our sights on another one next year, to San Francisco.

We arrived in Cannon Beach (actually Tolovana Park) on Thursday night (pretty late after all the stops we made along the way). We rented a 3 bedroom condo a block away from the beach. We really wanted to spend time together and what better way to do that then to share a condo? We were so full of energy once we arrived (couldn't find the key to the condo we were renting so we had to go back to Cannon Beach at 11:00pm) that we stayed up way past our bedtimes. The good thing was we didn't have any set plans for Friday morning so we took our time getting ready for what ended up being a wonderful day. We went to Cannon Beach and Seaside ~ sightseeing, shopping, and lunch then headed to Astoria for the Crab and Seafood Festival (lots of wine vendors too!). We bought our friends each a little wooden sign while we were shopping around Cannon Beach. It said "Friendship isn't a big thing. It's a lot of little things". This weekend summed that up!

Saturday we went to Tillamook to see how cheese was made, played around in little towns along the way, then headed back to our condo before heading off to dinner at Mo's on the beach. Another wonderful day and lots of laughter.

On our way home today, we took the long route...I stopped by Pam's daughter's house in Seaside and peeked in her windows (Sorry we missed you Erin and Cody but you were at church). Then, we drove along US101 and though a little town that Val's mom used to live in. We swung by some famous oyster shop so Dave and Val could buy some of those stinky little things to bring home for dinner. The music, laughter, food and friendship was priceless.

It's another very late night and we have a busy week ahead of us so I'd better get to bed. Thanks for being patient with me. Sometimes it's nice to just go away, be silly and just forget about the serious stuff waiting for us back home.

Dreaming Big (with sand between my toes)

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