Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wasting Time At The Beach

No such thing as a bad day at the beach 🌴🐚👣

I have always loved this quote. I have it hanging up in my laundry room.

We have recently taken over a condo time share. My parents bought it a long time ago, and we took family vacations using it. Over the years they stopped using it as much. They always had points to use up or they expired so Casey and I would use it. We used it for our honeymoon to Fiji, and used it in Hawaii a few times. It's nice cause it's paid for, we just have to pay the quarterly fees.
This spring there were points to be used up or they expired so we decided to book a couple weekend trips.

Last weekend we went to Seaside Oregon for the first time. It was amazing! The condo was super nice (some of the ones we have stayed in were just ok) It had a nice pool, and was one the beach. We got lucky and had AMAZING weather. 80+ degrees and not super windy!


This picture is from my phone. We put our stuff in the room and went straight to the beach! The sand there is light colored,  nice and soft, not gray and grainy like it is in Washington


We spent a lot of time on the beach, and in the pool. There is a lot of stuff to do there, but it was so nice out we didn't want to be inside


Plus the boys are happy if you just dig them big holes to sit in.





Even if the holes are creepy looking (I totally blame my husband!)


The pool is always awesome! And tires kids out in no time!



We went to the tiny aquarium and got to feed seals, and see a gross octopus!






We also took a trip to Tillamook and checked out the Tillamook Cheese Factory. My husband also made us go to this creepy air museum. Totally creeped me out! (of course I had left my camera in the condo, so these are from my phone)





Inside a creepy plane, I couldn't even walk into it.


Then we went to the beach again




My husband only took ONE picture of me the whole weekend, so I just wanted to prove I was on the trip


And bought a kite to fly





These pictures are just so sweet



I think someone is finally worn out!


Then we started the long 4 hour drive home. Where Jakah tried to stick his head out the window like a dog


We had a very unexpected pleasant surprise when we went to breakfast Saturday morning. A sweet older guy came over and complimented us on our boys. Then we were getting ready to leave and waiting for the bill, and the waitress said it had already been taken care of. I think it was the old guy. I wish I could thank him. It was so nice!

All in all it was a good trip.

Difficult traveling with two little kids. Especially one who throws tantrums and decides he is going to be a giant pain in the butt unless we do what he wants to do when he wants to do it! So my husband and I took turns taking a "break" because honestly it's frustrating spending that much time together in one time room and one car. It's amazing how, looking at the pictures now, not even a week later and I seem to have almost forgotten most the the annoying frustrating things that happened.

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5 comments:

  1. From the pics, you'd never know the rough parts!

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  2. What cuties on the beach. Looks like a fun time! And yeah, the octopus looks pretty gross :)

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  3. Oh, that must be so nice to get to travel around like that! Traveling with kids is SO hard, but it looks like you had plenty of great moments!

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  4. I love the beach too! I can't wait for fun in the sun again. It looks like a great weekend and that time share was an excellent deal.

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  5. Wow, great pictures! It's funny how there is always something with kids, but I think it's good we try to focus on the good experiences, otherwise I would certainly never go anywhere with my kids again, lol!
    What a nice gesture of the old man to pay it forward!

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