Tuesday, August 18, 2009

11 More Waterfalls, A Day at the Beach, and a Party...Argg...









We had a fantastic weekend with all kinds of stuff going on. Friday, the kids and I headed down to Silver Falls to meet up with Mom. We were able to add 11 waterfalls to our journal this weekend!! After that we headed down to Eugene for the night before driving to the beach on Saturday morning. On our way we stopped at Sweet Creek Falls which was indeed a sweet little spot. I had a humongous craving for a bowl of clam chowder so we stopped at Mo's in Florence, which isn't Mo's anymore, but still had some good chowder. Mai showed us how efficient she is with her "chapsticks" as we sat on the outside porch to eat and listen to beach music (aka: some guy singing Jimmy Buffet songs :o) and then we were off to the world's largest seacave ~ "Sea Lion Caves". The sea lions were outside sunning on the rocks so we didn't get to see them up close, but it was still amazing to be in the cave. We headed less than a mile away to a perfect little cove at Heceta Head and the kids played and played. Sunday was my nephew's pirate birthday party so I sugared the kids up for several hours of cake and candy and fun before heading back home. I think we're back in the swing of things for the week. We've got one more camping trip planned the week after next and then I can't believe it's football season and school again! Time flew by this Summer!!

6 comments:

Anna with Revolution said...

That is it, I am moving. here I come!

Julie said...

Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have you here!!! :o)

Krissa said...

I was going to say exactly what Anna said! I love all the outdoor stuff you do. Beautiful pics.

I love the one where Mai is making the funny face in front of the sharks. I clicked on the pic and it blew up really big and she was just adorable. Made me laugh.

Hope I spelled her name right. Forgive me if I didnt. :)

Julie said...

Krissa,
I told her to make a scary face - but I meant to say a "scared" face (like the shark was eating her). She was too funny. Yep, it's Mai - like Mai Tai :o)

QuilLight said...

Love the sea lion caves! We haven't been in a few years and are just dieing to go to the Oregon coast.
deb

Julie said...

Deb,
As you know, the sea lions are more likely in the caves NOT in Summer, but if you go this year when the weather is good, Heceta Head (not Heceta Beach) is FANTASTIC for the kids because there is a little river that runs through there so the kids can actually play in the "safe" water when you get tired of making sure the ocean isn't going to drag them away from you.