Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Surf's Up!

In my excitement to share the Portland, Seattle, Vancouver MQG meet-up with you the minute I got home last month, I completely forgot to share some pictures from our little Oregon coast trip!

Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach, OR
View north to Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach, OR

Our son went to camp in Washington State with some school buddies, so the rest of the family decided to keep driving south and spend a few days somewhere new for us. The destination was completely by accident. The trip was fairly last minute and most affordable accommodation in Cannon Beach was booked; lucky us! We ended up another 25 minutes down the coast in Manzanita in a kitchy 1950's motel that was just perfect.

At the look-out above Cannon Beach, OR

Just some clowns on the beach
Just some clowns we saw on the beach, hehe.

B and her 'stache
My own little clown on the beach

Short Sands Beach hike-in. Oregon
The approach trail, Oswald West State Park

D and B's Oregon ride
D & B's sweet ride (borrowed from friends) at Short Sands beach in Oswald West State Park

Sunset over the bay at Wheeler, OR
Sunset over the bay at Wheeler, OR

Home made marshmellow guns $8 a pop
The first person to guess what these are gets a FQ!

Cannon Beach, OR
The first time in my life I've been to a public beach where people take off their shoes and leave them 'at the door'. Including several brand new pairs of TOMs! What?

B and I, Cannon Beach OR
Here's B and I walking on Cannon Beach (photo by D)

Everyone was super welcoming and friendly, especially Violet and Monica who both took a very long morning coffee break with me which was so lovely! I absolutely can't wait to return!

she's stronger than she looks, Haystack Rock
Just because we could





33 comments:

Kelsey said...

Marshmallow shooters?!

What a beautiful area!

Alisa said...

The shoes at the door... We noticed it too. And I did the same thing. I think it is because the sand is so soft and the water is so beautiful that I was just compelled to remove my shoes and run towards the water. It's also very difficult to walk in the sand with shoes. :-)

♥Duff said...

duh, they're quilt hangers--isn't everything? Or is that just my exercise equipment?

~Laurie~ said...

I think those thingees are helium balloon blow-er-uppers? Beautiful pictures, beautiful vacation spot!

Brenda said...

paintball guns?

Needled Mom said...

What beautiful photos!!!! It loooks like a great trip. Are they colorful stilts???

Aliceart said...

?Bicycles?? What beautiful photos. It looks breathtakingly beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Sonia B said...

Marshmallow shooters . . . darn, someone beat me to it. Beautiful photos of a beautiful place.

Little Island Quilting said...

Ooooh, I've been there but I don't remember those thingies!

Heather D. said...

Looks gorgeous! We have ideas to maybe go there next summer.

Just reading the comments...marshmallow shooters? What the heck? Must look that up!

paulette said...

What MARSHMALLOW Shooters? I was going to guess something to do with Kites...we are after all on the Oregon Coast! Sure glad we EAT our marshmallows...after they've been toasted!! Once again...gorgeous photos!
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PinkGranny said...

What a nice vacation. We took our grandson there last month too. We had lots of beach time with our home base at Cannon Beach. Hug Point, Indian Beach and drives to anywhere the car would stop. Lots of memories for us and one you will enjoy looking back on too! Great fun. It is amazing what they will leave on the beach!

Holly said...

Gorgeous photos, Krista! You really have an eye for composition. Looks like you had a great vacation!

noodledogknits said...

Before I even read below the picture I knew these were marshmallow shooters, my younger brother tortured me with one!
This vacation looks like it was lovely.

Katy Cameron said...

Looks like a fab place to visit. I'm also off to google a marshmallow shooter now... (which incidentally sounds like it ought to be a drink ;o) )

Flying Blind... said...

You div - naming your photos BEFORE asking!!
Looks like a beautiful trip; v. jealous x

Jenelle said...

Great photos! I have been to Cannon Beach loads of times, but I have never seen the Marshmallow shooters. I must not be hanging out with the right crowd. ;)

Katie B. said...

Your vacation looks dreamy! I cheated and hovered over the photo to see it was named "marshmallow shooters"! Naughty me. Good think I wasn't the first, or I'd feel guilty!

Nova said...

It all looks and sounds so blissful! Beautiful pictures x

Live a Colorful Life said...

Ah, I was going to guess marshmallow shooters too! These are pretty fancy. Ours are just plain white...how sad.

Your pictures are beautiful!!

Marianne Penner said...

We were there too from Aug 18-25. We were camping with our trailer in Seaside, we were at Oswald beach so the kids could surf and Canon Beach just cause it's beautiful. Beautiful photos. I think those are pogo sticks on that colorful photo.

Laura said...

I thought scooters but what the heck is a marshmallow shooter?!!! Why?!!! Americans are crazy... Lovely photos!

Allison said...

that photo reminds me of tie-dye versions of 'the club', the anti-car theft thing that was advertised on tv a gazillion years ago :)

pinksuedeshoe said...

Haha, I knew they were marshmallow shooters the second I saw your pic! And yes, we are crazy awesome American's who build guns to shoot sugar puffs out of the leftover sprinkler pipes. Ha!
These pics are gorgeous Krista, absolutley stunning. Makes me want to drop everything and go to Manzanita RIGHT NOW!

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

I have no idea what a marshmallow shooter is (the quality control dude who stands by the conveyor belt in the factory pulling out the non-conforming sweets?), but they sound interesting.
The photos are beautiful Krista - you need to increase their size on your blog so we can enjoy more.

Leanne said...

That is a beautiful beach and it looks like you had a lovely time.

Judith said...

Funky metal detectors ?
The beach looks so gorgeous.

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

I have no idea what they are, but this is an idea for funky crutches!
Thanks for the glimpse of seaside life now that fall just has hit us,)

Dianne said...

Lovely photos of a lovely family in a lovely location - LOVELY
Who Knew there was such a thing as a marshmallow shooter!!

ylrbmk said...

We made marshmallow shooters during summer school...cheap fun!

Kristen said...

Hah! Look like shoe racks to me! Beautiful vacation pics!

Kim P. said...

Looks like a wonderful place to be! I'm afraid I didn't know they were marshmallow shooters...I need to get out more often!

Bearpawquilter said...

My son used to live in Manzanita and we would stop there when on the road RVing. Nehelem State Park is right there - fabulous place - even has facilities for traveling with horses and access to the beach. Oregon has the most beautiful state parks of any of the states we visited.