19 April 2011

A Week in Four Parts (2) ...

Part Two
- Cannon Beach, Oregon -

- A visitor on our deck -
Jessica, Aidan & I drove down to Cannon Beach, Oregon on Monday (March 21, 2011) for three days at the beach.  None of us had ever been to Cannon Beach or Seaside, Oregon and we were looking forward to spending a few quiet days at the beach.

- Beach in front of our hotel -
We arrived in Cannon Beach sometime in the late afternoon.  The weather was cool but only mildly cloudy and we were anxious to find a hotel and get settled so we could go exploring.

 We decided that we wanted a room with ocean views and thought that we would have no problem getting a one but the first couple of hotels that I phoned had none available.  

We thought this summer vacation town would be a ghost town mid week in March but it turns out that it was Winter break for half the schools in Oregon as well as Chilliwack and I guess everyone had the same idea as us - to head to the coast.

We finally found a hotel, got a room, unpacked the car and set off for the beach.  

Aidan was so excited to hit the beach and run around for a while despite the cold & wind so off we went to explore the sand and surf.

The tide was out and he had lots of room to run around and chase the seagulls.

We didn't stay at the beach too long because the sun was starting to set and we were all getting hungry.

Even the seagulls were heading for home ...

Our hotel room was nice and we all crashed pretty early.  

We got up early the next morning excited to get out & begin exploring Cannon Beach but we soon discovered that most of the shops didn't open up until 10am or noon.  

We finally found a giant candy store, where all the early risers seemed to be congregating, and hung out there for a while looking around.

They had about 50 different flavors of Salt Water Taffy - I hate Salt Water Taffy!  

Jess let Aidan pick out 9 or 10 flavors and he spent a long time deciding which flavors he wanted so that killed a lot of time and by the time he was finished a few of the shops had begun to open.

- Cannon Beach -
We wandered around Cannon Beach for most of the day checking out the shops and the beach again and then decided to head over to Gearhart and see if our cottage was ready. 

Cannon Beach was nice and I can't wait to go back in warmer weather.
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  1. That looks beautiful, I'm sure it was a lot of fun :)

  2. it looks cold but what a gorgeous beach


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