Wednesday, July 20, 2011

lifes a beach.

better late then never right? well, go with the excuse that our trip to cannon beach was so life shattering amazing that it took me all this time to recover and edit the photos. good?
we try and take a yearly trip to the oregon coast, more recently falling in love with this cute little family run camp ground just seconds from haystack rock. we look forward to this trip all year, the camp ground is small, clean, affordable, and comes with clean hot showers!
it was originally going to be tim, me, and another couple friend of ours that we love to camp with but at the last minute we swapped our friends spot for stella and headed to oregon a few fridays back. we bee-lined for the beach the minute the tent was up, i couldn't wait to watch stella play in the sand after our last awesome beach experience.
stella was the PERFECT camper, i wasn't really worried but was still super impressed how good she did. she stayed near the campsite, slept great, ate great, and put up with our go go go schedule. the best tips i can offer if your taking your under two camping is: i bought her a few new toys that she didn't get until we got there and needed to distract her, we brought her pack n'play which was a lifesaver when the fire was going or we were setting up/breaking down camp, and we brought tons of plum pouches for on the go.
we did it all; tillamook, the beach, the shops, the seafood, seaside, and more it was such a blast! other than a few mishaps involving the cold ocean and late application of sunblock meets sand i think stella had the time of her life too.
we finished up the trip with a quick trip into portland so i could get my star tattoos fixed and some birds added to my arm. you may have seen little photos here and there floating around twitter but i plan on posting some better ones once they heal all the way and fill you in on why we will be back at my stars again.
so, since it would have been absolutely impossible to cut the quantity of photos even down by one, you get them all! you like to look at them anyway, don't you?
(these first few photos were from our quick stop in astoria, you might recognize that house from the GOONIES!)
then, you go home.

15 comments:

melissa rohr said...

the goonies house!? what?! and i love that stella is so go with the flow! awesome.

melissa rohr said...

She is so cute!! I really want to go camping one day. Also I love that picture with her but up in the air haha! :)

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melissa rohr said...

Don't you  just love Canon Beach?!? Those pictures are adorable. And I'm super jealous that you saw the Goonie's house!! I had every intention on visiting there when we drove through Astoria but time kinda just got away from us!

melissa rohr said...

Beautiful beautiful. Love the ring pic too!

melissa rohr said...

Trip of a lifetime!!!  the beach photos are so amazing, so beautiful!!

melissa rohr said...

So many gorgeous shots - wow.

melissa rohr said...

thanks girl! that means a lot coming from you :)

melissa rohr said...

mandy next time you go, it is so close off of 101 like only a block!

melissa rohr said...

Now THAT'S a tent!

melissa rohr said...

Love the Oregon coast.  Just found out we may be moving there next month to boot:P  Yay!

melissa rohr said...

stella is such a trooper! i love that these pictures are local and that i also LOVE being there too. like, im happy to know its somewhere i could just hop in the car and go to. your vacation sounds like it was amazing. im so happy everything went so well! love all these pictures! stella in the sand CRACKS ME UP!

melissa rohr said...

Aw man, these are so awesome. LOVE the sand grains in the sunglasses, that is the best. We are headed to Seaside/Canon Beach at the beginning of August for our yearly trip....this will be little misters first time at the ocean (he's 19 months). I can't WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

melissa rohr said...

Beautiful and lovely picture.Looks like you all have fun on beach.

melissa rohr said...

Aw.. So wish would have gone. The weather was so nice that weekend. Looks like you guys had a blast.

melissa rohr said...

Nice pictures. She's obviously enjoying the sand!