Monday, July 30, 2012

final day

after some antique shopping in the morning and a coffee run for lunch we decided to take a walk to this beach across the street from us.
i had NO IDEA that this was here.
i had heard that there was a beach across the street but it sits below a private inn, that clearly states that it's private property, so i never bothered to venture over.
stupid, stupid, stupid.
it was a beautiful day but, as is the oregon coast way, it was windy. 
we climbed down the sketchy stairs/ladder and were transported to a dreamy place.
look at this water!!
clear blue!

see how happy this makes me?!
i planned to park my fanny here for a long time.
the tide was low so we were able to explore pretty far out around the cliffs.
just making sure you know how happy i am here.

we searched for anything cool we could find.
i pulled this starfish out of a tide pool and discovered it was eating a mussel.

cole thought it was super cool!
so did steph.
another view of our little piece of heaven.
when the tide came in taylor decided this rock would be perfect to jump off of.
after some coaxing from tay, rykon agreed.
these little things were stuck all along the cove walls.

i was looking for some shells to take home so i was sifting through the sand when something caught my eye.
i had picked up a perfectly formed shell but it was super tiny.
upon further inspection they were everywhere.
are these not crazy?!
made me wonder what else i miss when i don't take the time to really look around me.
the boys wanted to be buried and thought it was hilarious.

still happy!

when the tide came in and finally pushed us home it was time to pack up. 
as much as i didn't want to, it was time to go home.
but not before one more stop.
multnomah falls!
no matter how many times i go it never gets old.

austin couldn't be bothered to exit the car again so it was just the four of us.

and, just like that, we were on our way home feeling very thankful to be able to spend time away with family, creating memories that will last forever.

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