When these boys were younger we road tripped with Eric often for work because we were not tied to school or scheduled activities yet. Although these were challenging years, I miss those days now. Vacationing with them during this season consisted of the hotel pools, apologizing to the front desk because the boys played with the room telephones at every opportunity and eating at the breakfast buffet was a luxury. Not much has changed really, except the telephone part 🤪 and now we have Mia 💕. As a family, we still really enjoy a great pool and this was no exception. It was set at a warm 92 degrees and the salt water was perfect for Lincoln’s sensitive skin. .
What do you look for when booking a hotel? Are you like us and is a pool often a deal breaker?
There will still be days when there are mountains & valleys ahead of you, but you will learn & grow from all of them. You will acquire the wisdom & knowledge that will strengthen you on the journey of wherever He is leading you to go. - Morgan Harper Nichols 🌱
Gray clouds are rolling in today here on the coast, which always makes me want to post my photos to black and white.
Never wanted to leave this spot
Nature has so many surprises if you take the time to slow down and look.
Have you been to the new Tillamook Creamery? .
It’s been years since we had been down to visit this creamery and when we heard it had a makeover we decided to take the 1 hr trek down from @ashorehotel
to Tillamook. Our morning started off foggy and chilly so it was the perfect time for a scenic drive but half way down the sun came out so we made a couple stops to check out the nearby beaches along the coast. When we finally arrived at the creamery it was busier than we expected ( the grand opening was this past June). All to say, we did a quick self tour, grabbed a snack and headed right back out to enjoy the sun. We hope to have a better experience once the crowds begin to die down, which only means another trip down to Oregon in the future. 😊 Over all, the new creamery is beautiful and family friendly with fun hands on learning for the kids. It would be a great pit stop along the coast for a meal and to check out all things Tillamook but I would plan ahead to see how busy it is before heading over.
Did you know that it’s a farmer -owned co-op consisting of about 100 farmer families. And most of these families have been farming for multiple generations- definitely a family business! .
See highlights of the Oregon coast and the Ashore Hotel for more 📷.
Slanty light at its best.
Fall colors are the best. 😍
Sunday Sunsets: I was amazed by the colors of the clouds during this particular evening in Seaside. We had just spent the entire day at the beach because it was a warm October day. But Fall evenings creep up quickly in the PNW and the air gets chilly as the sun begins to go down earlier and earlier. We grabbed our beach blanket from @ashorehotel
, changed that night from shorts to pants,
t-shirts to sweatshirts and flip-flops to socks and shoes to enjoy the rest of the cozy night together on the beach. .
What do you think is better, sunsets in the summer or fall? Or does it even matter 😊.
#pnwisbeautiful #sundaysunset #pnwlife #seasonschange
Harbor seals at the aquarium!
Warning: holding Boo means you will likely be wearing dog hair as a fashion accessory for the rest the day. Proceed with caution ❌
Sunset at the Peter Iredale Shipwreck
Peter Iredale Shipwreck at sunset
Peter Iredale Shipwreck at sunset
Monoliths standing on the southern Oregon coast as the ocean fog rolls in.
Feeding the harbor seals at the aquarium!
Cute little harbor seal at the aquarium!
Fall colors on the way to Astoria! 🍁
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Are you checking in somewhere this weekend? .
I wish we were back on the coast but our lives in the PNW calls with soccer games, family parties and all things home 🏡❤️. But we are always planning for new adventures to come! .
The forecast on the coast looks like it’s going to be another unbelievable weekend of sun ☀️, for those heading out that way! If you’re looking for a fun getaway in Seaside check out @ashorehotel
For more 📷 see our highlights of the Oregon Coast and the Ashore Hotel.
Tonight’s farewell Kiss...
No filter needed here. This was such a beautiful sunset.
Beautiful lighthouse at the junction of the Coquille River and Pacific Ocean— with a little bit of afternoon fog rolling in for good measure. #bandonoregon