We rented a beach house and headed to Lincoln City this last weekend with our friends Dallin and Amanda. It was perfect Oregon Coast weather and we enjoyed every minute of it!
First stop, Tillamook Cheese Factory
for some yummy ice cream
On the way back to Lincoln City, we hiked to Munson Creek Falls
We only hung out on the beach for a little while the first day because it was pretty cloudy and windy.
The girls played in the sand before we headed back to the house.
Ryleigh thought it was pretty cool to have her name written in the sand.
Bailey was not so happy that she had to sit in the sand so I could take her picture with her name.
Dallin and Amanda's little girl turned 1 while we were there so we celebrated with yummy cake.
The next day we headed to Yaquina Head to check out the tide pools and light house. It was a warm and sunny day! Ryleigh was very upset that the light house was closed and that she couldn't climb to the top. We didn't have the heart to tell her that even if it was open, she was too short to climb it anyway. You had to be a certain height and you couldn't be carried. All day she kept asking if the light house was open and if we could go back.
Before we left on our trip, Ryleigh was watching Dora and they had starfish on the episode. I told her she would be able to see lots of starfish when we went to the beach. Devin quickly responded with something along the line of there is no possible way she could see them. He had never been to the Oregon Coast. We saw TONS at the tide pools.
A sea lion rode the waves all the way to shore close to where we were standing. We all thought that was pretty cool. It was fun to watch him play around for a little while before he swam back to the other sea lions on the rocks.
Ryleigh wouldn't touch any of the sea life. She just liked looking for it and pointing it out so I could touch it.
Devi wasn't too sure about touching the sea life either.
We headed to the beach after to enjoy the sun and did some kite flying.
The following day was just as sunny so Ryleigh braved getting into her swim suit to try out the ocean. As you can see from this picture, she didn't get far into the ocean. But she had fun running away from the water.
As we were packing up to go home, Ryleigh asked if we could take the beach house with us because she was sure that Lizzie would like it. Devin told her it wouldn't fit in the car and she said we could push it home. I think she had a great time.
On our way home we stopped to hike up to the bridge at Multnomah Falls.