We were super excited. The Oregon coast is seriously beautiful. As we were driving it kept getting hotter and hotter. When we were 10 miles out it was 91 degrees! It never gets that hot on the OR coast so I was pumped!
There wasn't a cloud in site and as soon as we hit the city border, we drove into a cloud of fog.
Google maps told me that New Port looked like this:
But they lied. Cause apparently it looks like this ALL. THE. TIME.
Do you see this people?! Such a sad day. There was a strategically placed cloud of fog directly over the city. No where else, just over the city and coast line. Kelson got this sand tractor over a year ago and he was so stinking excited to use it. So the very first thing we HAD to do when we got there, was get out all of our jackets and find a dry patch of sand so Kelson could fulfill his lifelong dream of shoveling sand.
We spent the rest of the day doing a little of this:
and a lot of this:
Luckily, the next day it was clear a couple miles away from the beach.
So we hit the little downtown shops and stuff.
Kelson asked why this boat had a mustache. And I laughed. A lot.
We were completely lazy and just walked around checking things out. We did whatever we wanted and it was the best day ever. Plus we purchased and consumed a good 4 pounds of salt water taffy. I win!
The kids not only loved these docks full of sea lions, they decided to talk to the sea lions in their native tongue. Of Sea Lion. People started to question if we would ever make them stop barking at the sea lions. And we laughed. And let them have at it.
That is until Jeremy had a very Julie-like anxiety attack and thought for sure that somehow the kids would slip through the 4 inch gap between the railing and fall into the water. When he started to hyperventilate I knew it was time to move on. (I think he really just had visions of his phone falling in the water, but whatever)
I thought this trip would be fun. Our first little family vacation. But it was way more than that. We needed this.
We put away our phones and computers and just hung out with no schedule at all. It was a hoot.
My family's pretty stinkin' cool.