Oregon Coast: Trip Inspired By Play

Saturday, April 2, 2011

After playing with our new seashells, I couldn't get the beach off my mind. I kept thinking just how close we are, (a mere 2 hours away), and the fact that my almost-2 1/2 year old- twins have never been (criminal!). So we loaded up and went for a day trip to the fabulous Newport Beach, Oregon. Here are some photos of the lovely Oregon Coast.

First we stopped by the very cool (even if you don't pay to go inside) Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, which is right on the way from Portland!

Hello Ocean

It was a beautiful day!

Breaking Waves

The last drop of sun of the day

Then we headed to the Aquarium. A always highly anticipated destination. The jellyfish exhibit is my favorite!

Ocean Litter Art. I have to admit this was one of the amazing exhibits of "litter" being showcased. It really was breathtaking.

Visiting Sea Lions from down south, California

I love finding great signs! We found this one at Cape Foulweather.

Special Treats for a Special Day.

Crab Baskets

The bay front. The sun gave way to a perfect grey one.
Perfect way to end the trip. A steamy and creamy bowl of garlic crab soup from Local Ocean (the best restuarant on the Oregon Coast!)

In the end I was still happy with our bag of craft store seashells because we didn't find a single one on the beach!


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