Since Pops and Janet flew out on Tuesday, we dropped them off at the airport and headed right on up to Cannon Beach. This was what the scenery looked like through our travels. Beautiful heavy frost/snow combination.
We were bummed that our company was leaving and glad to have something to occupy our minds. We checked in Tuesday afternoon, checked out our room and the campus, viewed a gorgeous sunset, got some supper, played a round of miniature golf, then watched Charlie Brown Christmas.
Breath taking sunset!
Cheery Christmas lights on the streets of Cannon Beach
Dining by the fireplace ~ warm and relaxing.
An intense round of miniature golf.
On Wednesday we did quite a bit of exploring. We drove up to Astoria and crossed the Columbia River and drove around a few minutes in the State of Washington....just to say we'd been there.
We stopped at Dismal Nitch- this area received its name from Lewis and Clark. I found this a humorous sign and strongly encouraged Andy to get out and pose. Ha! Have you found your Dismal Nitch?
We checked out Fort Clatsop. This is where Lewis and Clark wintered after their great discovery. We loved the museum there.
The great explorers... Lewis, Clark, their dog and young Master Clayton.
Carson and Kenzie pose with a very stoic and silent Sacajawea.
Replica of Fort Clatsop.
Inside one of the cabins. They sure didn't have many of the comforts of home.
This is the point where the great Columbia River and the great Pacific Ocean meet. Where the land ends and the waters begin.
And then it was time for another sunset.
And a quick, brisk walk to explore the giant Haystack Rock while it was yet light.
This is a beautiful starfish, hiding up under some rocks in the tide pool. I was hoping to see a starfish and was super excited to spot this guy!
Breakfast at Pig-N-Pancake and then it was home again home again.
Wonderful time making memories with my favoritest people!