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



  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!

    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

  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!

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

  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

  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!!

    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! :)

  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.

  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

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

  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. ;)

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

  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.

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