Saturday, August 8, 2009

Oh, the places you will go......

Hello!
a recap of a short vacation down to Cannon Beach and the Oregon coast...shall we???
my FAVORITE barn in Pacific County..I guess, just because its soooo awesome to see..you know, going 65 down the highway..


I tried to get a photo of him singing to me..nope, not here!!


I'm busted, now he knows what I was doing, so.....
no more singing..

ebb and flow of the tidewaters along the way...just gorgeous.



mini peeps..great travelers, although in this photo, you see Finn..reclining. Had to turn the DVD off, because why? you ask...
BARF!!
luckily it was only a little one...don't worry...he rebounded well.



peek-a-boo!!
(its a long drive, people)
I have to occupy my time..the kids get tired of my singing, so....




Hello Astoria..beautiful hilltop city just on the other side of the Columbia River...



Honey, did we drive to the East Coast?
oh, no...Gearhart.....Oregon..pure magical homes, you know
THO$E kind of HOME$$$$$



Aren't they gorgeou$$?



and quaint and perfectly
perfect?
I knew you all would agree...
Look at that fence and the rocks and the flowers...
oh, hell..what about the HOUSE!!!


I do so love it when people
"get it"
I get it, but...I cant afford it..you know?!

sigh!!
dreamy, no?



C'mon, somethings gotta give here....



lets stop for a bite, okay.. Here we are at Pacific Way Cafe, again in Gearhart...
now the kiddo s want to get to the FUN!!!



and as soon as we get there, in perfect timing the eldest mini peep mocks his mother with the
"look mom, no hands"
AND
the eye roll, although I could only get this photo, as I had to
HOLD ON FOR DEAR LIFE!!!

oh, I mean....take a photo of myself on the carousel..sorry..


someone was having a lot of fun!
isn't she adorable?
Oh, and theres my mom waving to her adoring fans...
HI mama!!
Here we are at the end of the Lewis and Clark trail..
They came for the corn dogs and the bumper cars....
(can you see the statue at the end down there)


Eldest mini peep LOVES the rides here at Seaside...
I call them the barfo-rama..tilta whirl...
--and I do not ride..
don't worry..he makes his own fun..AND tortures his father into going..sometimes.
(isn't he getting HANDSOME?? growing up!!)


Here are my love love loves....
The grey ladies of Cannon Beach standing at attention on the oceans edge.
sorry, this is all for today. I will try more later, still gimping along with a horrible Kodak program who wants to give me nothing but grief.
Hope everyone is well and happily enjoying their last weeks of
Summer-time, summer-time..
sum sum summertime!!
xoxo
from the
Coastal NEST!!!

14 comments:

Turquoise Diaries said...

A typical family drive with the family. Reminds me of my childhood...

Just a little something from Judy said...

I am loving each aspect of this trip!! Thanks for including us and letting us get a glimpse into the gorgeous Oregon coast, your good looking family, and your fun adventures. A husband that sings to you...how cool is that!!!

Timi said...

I love that drive! Cannon Beach is another one of my favorite places. Beautiful pictures of all the houses. That's usually my favorite part of the trip also.

Julie said...

I love Cannon Beach (and it's been WAY too long!) Those houses are amazing. If I lived in the first one I don't think I'd ever leave. I'd just sit in the back of the house drinking coffee staring at the water!!!

Susan said...

I love the Oregon Coast. I've got to visit there again soon.

Michelle said...

That looks like so much fun! We haven't explored the Oregon coast yet, and it's a good reminder that we need to!

Maya@A Beach Lovers Place said...

Cannon beach..., a bit of fog, just the way it's supposed to be! Nice homes, and the same silvery shingles as in New England. And I'm enjoying every bit of summer I can get.

Jen Kershner said...

Looks like a perfect vacation. I sure would like to visit your part of the world one day. Such a lovely family you have.

Amy said...

Nice to see you in my neck of the woods!

MissBliss said...

Lovely pictures!!!

One day I hope to do that trip with my hubby...

Thanks for letting us in on the fun... :)

Millie said...

A touch of National Lampoon Vacation Lisa - only joshing!! Bob V. must be really enjoying the break away from the renovating, don't let him get too relaxed though!
Millie ^_^

Sarah said...

I am jealouuuus! Love Cannon Beach and Astoria, SWOON, More more more!

laurel said...

your holiday pics sure brought back memories. I so miss the washington/oregon coast. the last picture, of the gray ladies, was so evocative, I could almost feel the chill in the air and smell the sea. must have been the mist in the background.
lovely stuff, and it looks like a great time was had by all!

Queen B. said...

what a great blog !