Saturday, July 25, 2009

Much Needed Vacation

Sam & I have been dreaming of a vacation for the 13 months, but with changing jobs and lack of vacation time, we've been stuck doing just that - dreaming. Until last Wednesday when we really did it, we went on vacation!

Sam & I - 7.22.09

With the Oregon coast as our destination, we were on the road by 1pm on Wednesday and before we knew it, we had arrived at the beach. We checked into our hotel & immediately headed down to the beach. We stuck our toes in water (brr!) and took some self-portraits. Then we headed back to the hotel to go swimming. After working up an appetite, we headed to an Oregon landmark - Moe's.

Cold water!

Thursday, we woke up early for breakfast & then down to the water to check out the tide pools. I love watching Sam take such interest in making sure he gets the best shot. He looks so happy when he has his camera!

Sam, his camera, & various sea creatures.

Following the beach, we got ready for the day. Our plans included a trip to the Tillamook Cheese Factory & Cape Meares. It was a beautiful day to be out & exploring the coast. Once we got back from our outing, we headed to the pool again. Then we headed to a local pizzeria for dinner. Sam had hoped to get some shots of the sunseting on the beach, but unfortunately the clouds rolled in right around the time the sun went down.

Fresh Tillamook ice cream.

Friday, we just packed up & headed home. The whole way home we just kept saying what a great few days we just had. And I told Sam we couldn't go another year without another getaway, so hopefully our next vacation isn't too far off.

Yay for vacations!


  1. yay for vacations!!! Very cute!

  2. I too love vacations! And the Tillamock Cheese Factory - nice choice. When we went I was surprised at how stinky the town was, but the cheese was great!