Saturday, July 14, 2007

Seaside, OR

We recently went on vacation down to the Oregon coast. It is a great little town, perfect for a little getaway - not too far and lots to do. The weather was perfect, not too hot, sometimes a little windy, but it did not rain. We left on Saturday and rented a house from Saturday until the following Friday, right over the fourth of July. They always put on a great fireworks show on the fourth, and lots of people do their own fireworks show right on the beach. We were there a couple years ago and had seen everyone doing their own fireworks, but we learned this year that it was illegal now to light off anything that goes in the air. However, many people disregarded the new rule and did their own shows. Micah did great for his first fireworks! He loved seeing all the lights even though it was way past his bedtime and we had to wake him to go out.

We had gone to Seaside with some friends of ours. We walked along the promenade and along the beach, went downtown to get ice cream, to play bumper cars and arcades, we took the babies on a tiny little train ride and on the carousel, we shopped at the little shops and at the outlet malls, we played lots of games and watched some movies. There was so much to do that we all felt like we could have stayed for another whole week!

On Friday we left Seaside and went to Portland for lunch with some friends and then down to Salem for dinner with other friends. We thought about driving home that night, but made it to Vancouver, WA and then spent the night at a lodge and drove the rest of the way on Saturday.

This is Grace, Micah's little girlfriend in Salem. They had their first awkward date at 8 weeks. He's already trying to hold her hand!

Taking a little nap before the excitement of the fireworks.

Micah really liked the ocean and the sand.

Train ride!

Playing in the house

Waiting patiently for dinner

A little bike ride

Kara, Kate and Drew went on the Carousel...

...while Micah watched from the stroller.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cheri:It is just so wonderful how you keep us posted on the goings on of your life. Looks like you had a wonderful vacation. Thank you for that gift. I will be diligent soon in returning the favour but this morning I have to get to work. Love Aunt Karen