Friday, July 23, 2010

Oregon Coast

Heidi and I had the opportunity to enjoy a couple of nights on the Oregon coast. Carrie and Thomas stayed with my brother Mike and his family. On our first day at the beach we were driving through Seaside, Oregon and spotted our son James having a picnic with his two friends. Judging by the looks on their faces, they were surprised to see us and no doubt spent the next hour looking under the seats for tracking devices.

We spent most of our two days hiking. We enjoyed Crescent beach and Indian Beach.

Indian beach was a special treat for me because during my childhood we had a family gathering there every year to celebrate my aunt's birthday.

On one of the beaches we spotted a bench in a prime location.

Of course we had to climb up and try it out.

Here is a picture as evidence that we made it to the bench.

And here is the view from our bench.

On the second day, Heidi wanted to climb a mountain, but the trail wasn't marked very well and thanks to my great sense of direction, we ended up on a very nice cliff face.

When we got to the point where we were leaving fingernail marks on bits of rock and small shrubs Heidi decided that her mountain top experience had been fulfilled. I call this picture, Don't Jump Heidi.

This is the view from Heidi's viewpoint. We had a great time and enjoyed a visit with my brother Mike's family on the way home.


Lady Farmer said...

Oh, how funny! You just never know when a parent will show up!

Your two days at the beach sound divine! What a wonderful view from your 'bench'! And a spectacular view from your 'cliff'! I bet that was even more fun climbing down!

So glad you got to enjoy some together time with each other, and in a special place.

Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

The B's said...

Wow! What amazing vistas! So glad you had a lovely trip!


P.S. Hey, what's going on Tuesday? =)

The Røsviks said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures! Our favorite was the one entitled "Don't Jump Heidi." (It took a little while for us to get used to seeing you two in jackets and sweatshirts in these pictures. Maybe when you guys come to visit us over here, we can all wear jackets and sweatshirts together!!!)