Wednesday, October 26, 2016

My Trip to the West Coast, part 5: THE OREGON COAST


     At last, I am to the end of my posts on My Trip to the West Coast
     So, we decided to go to the Oregon coast a few days before we'd leave. So we piled into... two vehicles? Probably. ;) It took a LONG time to get there, but it was worth it, obviously! It had been eight-ish years since I'd been to the beach! A couple years ago I saw the ocean from an airplane, but I didn't actually go to the beach. :P
     Anyhow, we got to one beach, but there was like, nowhere to park, so we went in search of a more secluded beach that someone had heard about a couple miles away. We found it, and my was it a great beach! =D Here's the pictures. 



    A few of us went down to the beach for a little while, then came back up to have chocolate cupcakes with mint chocolate frosting- it was my one older brother's 21st birthday. ;)
    Then we all went back down. We had to walk down a bank (there was steps) to get to the beach. 




I didn't take this picture, by the way. :)

   It was fun to walk out when the water from a wave receded, and then race back as another wave sent more water rushing at you! :D I LOVE THE OCEAN! 



  We didn't swim, of course- it was much too cold for swimming! But we were blessed with a sunny day! :) 




Awesome, crashing waves!






Little crab! :)






   Some of us crossed to the other side of this big rocky bank- you had to go when the water went out. ;)


It was so beautiful on that side! :D Loved it.


  You may notice that I used this picture for my photography website. ;)


   Panorama! Maybe I should've taken more.
  
   We had to go back to the other side after a little while, because the tide was coming in. Then me and my older sister went walking down the beach... looking at dead crabs...


Isn't the design and color pretty? :)



      And I had to take pictures of the birds. :) They can be fun to watch, especially when the tide comes in on them... ;D





     We found all kind of interesting things. :)



   Even a jellyfish! My sister brought it to the water with a stick or something to wash off the sand, I think. And a wave almost washed the dead creature into me! :P I'd rather not be stung!





     We found pieces of sand dollars too. I never found a whole one.

  Isn't it just gorgeous?
  
    After we spent a while on this beach, we went to a beach town and had some more fun. :)




   We rented these AWESOME bike-carts and drove around town! Me and three siblings and two cousins went on one- two people peddling in front, two in back- and a person squished in between each pair! ;) In this picture, I was in the middle. Taking pictures (and a video ;) ) while we "zoomed" down the road! ;D It was the greatest fun ever! I steered once, and in the more town part of town. ;) Was fun. I think I "daydreamed" a little too much, though, and had to break quickly a couple times! :P

   When our time with the bike-carts (just what I call them BTW ;P) was up, we walked around. 



   People took pedal boats out in this... what is it, anyhow? Is this a river or something, or just a skinny strip of the ocean cutting through the land? Whatever, anyhow, what if there's sharks in there? It's very possible! I might be kind of scared going out on those little boats in there! ;P


We checked out a couple candy stores too. 


     Just look at this amazing Hershey bar! <3 It was 50 percent off because it was ripped... a couple of my cousins bought it together! ;D


All the taffy!


And a giant chocolate quarter. ;)

   Then we went to another beach. It was getting late, and it was windy and SOOO cold! 









A wrecked ship washed up onto this beach once. Isn't it cool? :)



      It was a lovely beach, but also just really cold! We didn't stay too long.


     Well, there you have it! :) Doesn't it sound fun? 'Cause it was!

     Keep in mind, I haven't told you about everything we did... just the "big" events. Other than the things I've posted about, we did a lot of hanging out... me and my cousins walked to our grandparent's multiple times, eating blackberries from the ditches on the way. ;)   One time we just walked along the road for that sole purpose- and we got a lot! And thus had blackberry pie. ;) That was very fun. 

   The day after our reunion ended, me, cousin, and siblings went with our uncle and his girlfriend to some cool caves. :) I didn't bring my camera- just my mom's phone- so I didn't take much for pictures. 

   I also got together with a friend a few times, which was nice! :)

   We swam at my mom's aunt's house a couple times, too. 

   Yep! It was just the most amazing trip ever, and I want to go back soon! =D 
   I made memories with awesome cousins and family that I'll treasure for a LONG time! <3



WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE OREGON COAST? ..AND WHAT DO YOU THINK OF MY AWESOME TRIP?!

16 comments:

  1. Wow! Those pictures are AMAZING!!!
    This sounds like sooo much fun!! I've actually went on a peddle boat in that... whatever it is ;P
    I've always wanted to drive a "bike-cart" ;)
    I'm so glad you got to go on that vacation!! =D
    I enjoyed every post about it!

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    1. Thank you! =D
      It was! I just love the beach! :) Oh, really? I suppose maybe there aren't as many sharks on the west coast anyhow. ;P :)
      You should do it sometime! It was so fun! :D
      Me too! I had a great time! =D
      I'm glad you did! :D

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  2. You took a lot of great pictures during your trip, and it looked like a lot of fun. The last time I went to the beach was in California many years ago...and the beach we went to was really dirty. But I also remember going to Myrtle Beach when I was younger as well. I liked that a lot. I love your posts!

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    1. Thank you, it was fun! :) Yea, the beach is a great place. ;)
      I'm glad you enjoy them! :)

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  3. LOVED this! And I NEED to go to that candy store - even though I would be totally broke by the time I came back out XD.

    ~ Savannah
    scattered-scribblings.blogspot.com

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  4. EEP just everything about this post!!!!
    I loooove that little town, the bike-cars, the beach, *cough* the candy shop *cough*, just....EVERYTHING!!
    It sounds like you had a wonderful trip--you got some AWESOME pictures during it!!
    -Ariel

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    1. Yes, it was all really cool! I had a great time! =D
      I DID! Thank you, I'm glad you liked all the pictures! :)

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  5. Dude that wreckage of the ship is just so cool. o.o And the mist surrounding it made the pictures so lovely! Those were my favorites.

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  6. I've enjoyed all of your pictures of your trip, Natasha:) You capture the beauty of the moments so well, which I can't seem to do very often. From the mountains to the beaches (and even the shiny blackberries;), God is a wonderful artist and designer isn't he? Thanks for sharing and I, too, hope you have more picture opportunities in the North West! Hugs, Marla

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed them! Thank you! :) Yes, God definitely is!
      Yes, hopefully I will. :D

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  7. Beautiful pics! Always love going to the ocean, although I must admit my favorite time of year is when it's wet and foggy.
    So romantic that way. ;)

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    1. Thank you! It must look cool when it's all foggy! :)

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  8. I enjoyed reading about your trip, Natasha! :) I love going to the Oregon Coast. :D It's definitely one of my favorite places to go.

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    1. I'm glad you did! :) Yes, it's beautiful there!

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