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?!