S: Beach Trip March 25-27, 2011
BC: Till the next time when we get to come back and enjoy the beach......
FC: Beach Trip March 25-27, 2011
1: We surprised the girls with a weekend at the beach. It was time to get away and try to relax. At least that is what we are hoping for. We had just made it to Newburg, Oregon when Jaydyn got sick in the back of the car. Delay number one.
2: After a potty break we finally get to go through Van Duzer Corridor. | Half way through and we come to a complete stop.
3: There is a line of traffic as far as you can see. We waited about 45 minutes before we got to start moving again. There was a head on collision.
4: The Sandcastle Motel Lincoln City, Oregon
5: The view to the South of the Motel. | The view to the North of the Motel.
6: After about 4 hours of driving we finally arrive at our hotel, The Sandcastle. The girls are so excited.
7: Views to the south and north from our room. Ocean is a little rough but still nice to watch.
10: The ocean at sunset, cloudy and rough. It is also raining and windy.
11: Sammi and Jaydyn laying in bed watching tv. They are too excited to go to sleep.
12: The Newport Aquarium | Map of the aquarium showing where all the animals are located....Current exhibit at the aquarium is the Swampland.
13: The Swampland has an Anaconda snake in a tank, lizards and neon frogs that are poisonous.
14: Jaydyn and Papa crawl through the bubble in the tank with the Piranha swimming around them.
15: A tank with seahorses swimming around.
16: Artwork made from recyclable plastics.
18: Pretty Jellyfish.
19: More displays of art made from plastic items.
20: The reef below is made out of styrofoam.
21: The start of walking under the ocean.
22: Divers are cleaning the bottom of the tank. | More artwork.
23: Looking up as we walk through the tank.
24: Samantha and Jaydyn standing in the mouth of a shark. | One of the biggest sharks I saw in the tank.
25: The girls being silly.
35: Samantha crawling through a homemade tunnel. Samantha and Jaydyn standing in front of the turtle carving.
36: Rainbows on the beach.
38: We finally get a break in the weather so we can go walk on the beach. Papa is teaching Sammi and Jaydyn how to watch for the waves that can sneak up on you.
39: Everyone is running from the water as the tide comes in.
40: Jaydyn is trying to pull Papa towards the water.
41: Watch out here comes the water.
50: Sammi and Jaydyn waiting for their food at Mo's in Lincoln City.
51: Saturday night's sunset.
52: The sun is slowly going down. Still a few clouds in the sky but it was a nice afternoon.
53: Final view of the sunset. Rains will be back tomorrow.
54: Seagulls flying in the sunset.
55: Papa feeding the seagulls.
56: No words needed.....
62: Papa and the girls playing in the swimming pool at the motel. | The pool was a bit on the chilly side.