Thursday, January 15, 2009

Fun at the Beach

Last Sunday my family and I, along with my daughter's boyfriend, took a trip to the beach for a little fun. We started off at Lincoln City where we bought a bag of day old bread to feed to the seagulls.
We really lucked out with the weather. It didn't rain all day and even though it was a bit overcast, it wasn't really all that cold either.

After a little stroll down the beach we decided we should drive on down for a yummy lunch at Mo's. If you are an Oregonian, you already know about Mo's. I always get the same thing, bowl of their yummy clam chowder, dinner salad with shrimp and garlic cheese bread. The Mo's restaurants are famous on the Oregon Coast, plus it is a tradition in our family. A day at the beach = lunch at Mo's.

We stopped at Depot bay and watched the waves breaking. There were some pretty big ones. Mesmerizing to watch.

My two favorite dudes.

After lunch we decided to go to the Newport Aquarium. It was fun to see all the cool sea life. My favorite were the sea otters. Isn't this little guy cute?

Cute puffin. A little camera shy though.
This octopus was huge. He was moving around a lot and it was hard to get a good picture of him behind the glass.

Cool jelly fish.

After the Aquarium we decided that we needed a little bit more beach time so we headed on down to Nye Beach in Newport. It was fun strolling on the sand. I just love the beach. Must be because I'm a water sign (Cancer). Every time we go to the beach I always say the same thing, "I want a house at the beach." I actually say it several times and I'm sure it drives my hubby nuts.

Here's a picture of my daughter and her boyfriend. They just celebrated their 3 month anniversary. It was his first trip to the Oregon Coast and I'm glad he was able to come with us.

You can tell that she's smiling in this picture.

This was a really cool old house/hotel in Nye Beach.

One of my favorite things to do at the beach is walk on the sand and check out the neat houses along the beach. The older and funky ones are my favorites.

After awhile we decided to head home. It was a very good day.


lorhen82 said...

Sea otters are so adorable! It looks like you had a great time! ~Lori

ShabbyInTheCity said...

It WAS a good day! Good grief that house is big. I can't imagine.
That pic of your daughter/boyfriend is really good.
I want a pet otterrrr!

Janelle said...

Wish I could have been there for the clam chowder and the otters! It looks like a perfect day!

My Shabby Roses said...

It sounds like you had a great day! I like the idea of having a house on the beach also. Decorated in white and sky blue with lots of seashells. Thanks for sharing pictures.

Connie said...

Even in the summer it's cool to me at the Oregon beaches, but they are so mysterious and pretty, chickee. I do so enjoy you being able to walk along those beaches. We went to Lincoln City a few years ago. Very nice.

Timi said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Your pictures were great. I do truly love the beach too. Pictures of your daughter and her boyfriend were very sweet.

The Oregon Coast is my favorite. I can't wait for us to head down there this spring and summer. I'm ready to leave right now!

Tammy said...

That's the Sylvia Beach Hotel where my friend Christine and I go for our birthdays. :) Happy New Year, you! xo

Serendipit-Us said...

Frolicking on the beach...any beach...during the "off season" is truly one of life's simplest pleasures. The pictures are lovely, especially the one of your daughter and her beau. Ahhhh, to be young(er) again :-)


laurie - magpie ethel said...

What a great day at the beach. I too, tell my husband countless times how I want a beach house - even have it decorated in my head. We always eat at Mo's too - Tolavana park one. I get a dinner salad with shrimp, cup of chowder and their home made bread. My favorite coastal meal!

Tammy said...

That sounds like a perfect day. I love the photos of your family. Very sweet. The old hotel is so cool! I love that it is n a cliff overlooking the sea. How beautiful the views must be from the rooms. Very charming.
Have a lovely weekend,

The Rustic Victorian said...

You just took me home again. How I do miss Lincon City. I move from there, over a year ago, to Alabama. I did get to go back last May for 3 weeks. Heaven. You may know Coleen Sohn,,she makes wonderful fairy dolls and collage,she did Farm Chicks last year. I have been enjoying your blog for a while now, I just never post much,,,untill now,,,now that I have a blog and know how nice it is to get a comment. I am still learning and having some computer issues,,I cant even get a link list going yet. I want to put you there when I get it fixed. I lived in Tigard for a long time too. How I miss Oregon. Thanks for the pictures. Have a wonderful day!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Nothing beats getting some time in at the beach. It is wonderful that you had a marvelous day. Loved the photos, Lisa!


Roselove said...

I like your blogg and i love roses too!

craftyhala said...

Have you ever found one of the glass globes? We tried during two visits to the area with no luck. We did find them being made and took some home though. :)