Beach or Bust

Beach Trio

For my birthday weekend…the sweet hubby planned a beach trip for our little family.  We live less than 2 hours from the beach…but never seem to make the trek and have a some down time in the sand. This trip was a “Beach or Bust” trip…it was going to happen, rain or shine. I stocked up on the cutest beach supplies at one of my fav stores, Target… they have everything! beach supplies

A must at the beach…is a fresh crab cocktail from the Newport Ports.  While enjoying your cocktail you can visit with the Sea Lions. My little guy was fascinated with these sea creatures…we sat and watched these big guys bark back and forth at each other, for over an hour.

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Cason asked if he could go pet one and take it home to play with his doggies…simply request? Come on Dada let load up a Sea Lion for the back yard.

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The ports actually have a piece of the dock that traveled across the ocean for miles and landed on the Oregon Coast, after the Japan Tsunami, incredible piece of history to see and touch.


We stayed at our favorite spot in Lincoln City, Oregon…Surftides. This place is perfect for family fun trip…they have ocean view rooms with balcony’s, easy beach access and fire pits in the courtyard.

First Stop ~ The Beach

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The weather wasn’t as warm as we hoped, therefore no cute flamingo swim trunks, but we had a grand ol’ time playing chase in the sand, making sand castle and burying our feet.

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After playing on the beach for hours we were started to turn into popsicles and needed to warm up… so we headed back up to the hotel’s courtyard around the fire pits for “happy hour” and made S’mores with the little guy. He was a little more interested in just eating the S’more ingredients, before we toasted them.


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The hotel room was decorated in a rustic beachy chic way… I just fell in LOVE with this light. Maybe a DIY project in the future…Beach Trip May 2014 142

Another Birthday down in the books…Nothing beats a little family trip and sand in your toes.

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