Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Home away from home

I have been looking forward to this trip since probably before Christmas I kept asking my mom "When can we do our family beach trip?" I sounded like a broken record. I've been spending weeks and weekends in Lincoln city since I was just a wee one.

So it feels like a second home to me my Grandma (my dad's mom) lives there with Carl I believe they moved there in 86 the year I was born. Lincoln city hasn't changed to much the shops and the restaurants are the same. Although its a lot more touristy now a days so we always rent a beach house in pacific city very tiny about 25 mins outside of lincoln city. Theres only one market, one gas station, one post office and then little restaurants. So its perfect for a get away from everything. Then the beach is about 3-4 block walk away which was perfect. The first day we didn't arrive till around dinner time which stinks because it rained the last two days we were there so ocean time was very very limited :( If I would of known it would of poured like crazy I would of made sure we left super early. That was the original plan but getting my mom, step dad, two dogs, my brother and miss autumn all ready and out the door isn't easy so we left 4 hours late. We spent the next day at the tillamock cheese factory I mainly went for the ice cream which was delicious I got a mint chocolate chip waffle cone DELISH! After that we all headed to the beach for the day it was sunny and warm perfection. Sadly our beach day was cut short because while we were all having fun building a sand castle a sneaky tidal wave decided to come out of nowhere and swoop in thank god for my moms lightning reflexes she grabbed autumn and jumped up my camera bag started to swim away grabbed it and thankfully my cameras are ok. Our sleeping bag was not my mom handed autumn off and went after it because she didn't want to litter a sleeping bag into the ocean so she grabbed our now ripped up purple soaking wet sleeping bag to throw it away. Autumn was now soaked from head to toe poor thing was crying and cold so we changed her and headed back to the house since we were all wet and gross now. It was already almost dinner time so we grabbed dinner which was super delicious I had a yummy taco with this pineapple salsa never would of tried pineapple on a taco before but it was SO yummy. My sister and boyfriend arrived late that night, she had been at home remodeling my mom and step dad's bathroom so she came late. The next two days it rained a lot but it cleared up a bit so we could take all three dogs on to the beach. Olivia loves the beach but sadly because she hasn't had all her puppy shots she wasn't allowed off her leash but I could tell she was still having a blast. Next time she will be free to run and rome I cant wait for that. Later that night my grandma and carl came down for dinner at our place which was so much fun I love my grandma she is the best. I always feel a little closer to my dad when I am around her even if they weren't really close themselves so its really nice when I get to see her. We all had wine and had yummy burgers from the local fat freddy's diner by our house SUPER yummy I'm glad there is only one and in pacific city because other wise I may gain a million pounds. Later that night we all watched Jackass three oh lord I heard it was not for weak stomachs but I didn't think it was actually true and oh my they were right if you have seen it I think you know which scenes I am talking about the sweatsuit cocktail and the porta potty one. I had to close my eyes or I may have got sick it was that bad. But mr johnny knoxville was looking pretty good if I must say myself :). Well I think I have rambled on enough now to the pictures I took. Enjoy!

Little autumn and her cute cheese posing.

I tok some cute polaroids but I need to scan those in sometime this week at my moms.

She slept and snuggled with me the whole drive down it was super cute.

cute little row of cottage style stores one of them happens to be a rocky mountain chocolate store. Its been a tradition to go there on our ride back since forever. I used to always get watermelon and peach jellybeans. I've advanced to chocolate now. But the lady seems to be closing and not opening anymore and my chocolate covered rice crispy treat tasted really stale and gross thumbs down :(

Otis cafe we have been meaning to try it for a couple trips finally did and had this yummy salad with a balsamic with honey mustard dressing to die for and a good cup of clam chowder thumbs up.

Sadly my body is to used to caffeine so this huge 16 oz redbull had zero effect on me. That cant be good...right?

I had tasted this at a little wine tasting while on a trip with friends so when I found it at the local market I had to pick some up.

Our little beach neighborhood was very cute.

In other news I really hope this week flys by. Because I have the best weekends coming up, this Friday I get to see My chemical romance and neon trees. The following week I am seeing a local portland band Typhoon!! SO SO excited for that show. Then I will be driving up for the weekend to Seattle to see Campfire ok play. Its going to be a good month of shows that's for sure. I hope everyone is enjoying their Tuesday's.



  1. i love the photos, looks so gorgeous im so wanting a mini break, that looked and sounded perfect even if it did have a bit of rain :)

    Zoe x

  2. Love the pictures! It looked so much fun