We headed over to the Oregon Coast on Sunday evening (after church, nursery meeting, Costco, packing, and a 70th birthday party for Grandpa Ron at Chuck E. Cheese). The weather was decent when we started out, but as we headed over the mountains it began to rain. And then we had to pull over because Russ couldn’t see. That’s saying something for these native Oregonians. But we made it to the Rockaway beach house in one piece, unloaded, and crashed into bed.
Russ was working remotely most of the week, but he started early Monday morning while the rest of us lazed about. He finished up in the early afternoon and we drove down to Tillamook to pick up a few things at the store. We decided to drive over to Oceanside and explore because we had never been there before. We figured it might be raining but we could hang out in the truck and see the sites. We came across this pathway at a little pullout on the side of the road. I cannot resist pathways like this one, so we decided to brave the weather and take a hike.
We headed down and down and down.
And we discovered my new most favorite beach. The roaring sound of the waves and the backwashing rocks was deafening. I wish these pictures came with audio!
Can you see the speck of Levi up on the smaller rock above? He was ecstatic.
Here’s a closer view.
All this beauty.
I wanted to stay forever. Wouldn’t you?
The weather improved, bit by bit, until we had some blue sky and sunshine!
I wanted to stay forever, but we decided to drive up a little further and see the lighthouse. More pictures tomorrow…