The second day of our vacation started off with a scenic drive down to the Oregon Coast where we planned to spend two glorious, rain-free, days playing and sightseeing to our heart's content.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
However, as we know, no heart is truly content unless the belly is content, so 40 minutes into the drive, we had to stop for a bite at Camp 18. It's been called the "sturdiest restaurant in the west" which Amy must have thought would be PERFECT for her STURDY-ish houseguests. We've been known to out-eat the best of them and this restaurant did a fine job of letting us showcase our abilities. btw - food may be a common theme in this trip, so if that bores you....well, you're just plain old weird.
Starting with the giant cinnamon roll that Amy ordered. We regret to this day that we did not get a picture, but honestly, we had that thing divided up and devoured in lightning speed.
So, thank you internet for not letting my readers down. I bring you (drumroll please)....the massive swirl of deliciousness. And we all know butter makes everything better, so why not slop a little on the top? and again...if large quantities of butter bothers you, please refer back to my first insult. weird...just plain weird.
After fully stuffing our faces, we managed to exit out the back and roll downhill to the river lining the property. Since Amy and I both equally enjoy having a camera as a permanant appendage to our bodies, we agreed to take pictures with each other in them. Something that doesn't happen very often.
Our Portland compadres
Then back on the road again...coast-bound!
When we arrived at the beach house, we quickly laid our stuff down and headed straight for the beach.
You know it was exciting because if Lucy cracked some smiles, it MUST have been good!
Jack showed his usual excitement in sprint intervals and high-pitched screams.
....which leaves only one more celebratory ritual to be performed...
the ROBOT march!!!
*please note* objects (like extremely large paddle hands) may appear larger in picture than actual size.
After exploring the beach by our house, we decided to take a short jaunt up the road to investigate the famous caves and waterfall at Hug Point.
The vistas were breathtaking.
And by the end of the evening we were all tuckered out and ready for bed (and a tad bit grumpy too)!
Please know, we are only on day TWO of the DeGraff Family Adventures in Oregon.
there's lots more where this came from. lots.
don't get too excited.
Posted by ali at Thursday, September 17, 2009