Thursday, August 19, 2010

the oregon coast

We just got back from the coast!

We went to Oregon with my family for a family reunion on my moms side. We camped on the beach, and it was AMAZING! Eli had lots of fun playing in the sand with his cousins!

Our two little campers. Notice Eli's "pirate eye". "RRRRRR lady," in the words of the man himself. Apparently that is also how we smile for the camera.

The beach was BEAUTIFUL. The water was COLD, but still gorgeous.

Eli working hard.

We stopped at a cool lighthouse.

And OF COURSE we had to make time for crayfishing!!! Jess caught a bunch of crayfish in my Uncles backyard. Their property backs up onto the Clackamas river. Jesse was SURRONDED by a bunch of little boys watching all the action. They were FASINATED by the crazy guy standing in the river catching crayfish. Then they all proceeded to watch him extract their DNA.
The boys loved it!

We stopped at Shoshonee Falls in Twin Falls Idaho on our drive out. Don't mind the boys in their PJ's, it was 7 o'clock in the morning. We left at 3:30 in the morning and decided the falls would be a good place to stretch our legs.

It was a really fun trip. We went to the Oregon Zoo, got up early and saw some tide pools, and even went to the Tillamook Cheese factory!
We barely survived the drive home, but the trip was so worth it!


  1. Oh my gosh I love the one with Eli with a huge smile and sand all over his face! It looks beautiful there! Someday I will go there.

  2. WOW! I would have loved being with you! THat reminds me of our San Diego family trips at the beach. When we get home we have to have a huge family vacation somewhere so I can get my heart filled back up with all of my family. Thanks for sharing! Love you,