This past weekend our family decided to hit the Oregon coast. If you’ve traveled in Oregon you’d know that the weather here can be hit or miss so we planned it just right and went on an absolutely delightful weekend. I’ve always wanted to drive down Highway 101 and visit the Sea Lions Caves. We stayed in Lincoln City and the drive wasn’t that bad from that point. Along the coastline you’ll find plenty of small beach towns and a lot of viewpoints and turnouts. Since Oregon beaches are also quite rocky you’ll find a wide variety of tidepools.
The girls had fun exploring the tidepools with daddy! Then it was onto exploring the rest of the coast!
We found a few new spots along this trip as well, like Devils Punchbowl. I think these experiences of seeing mother natures work is such a valuable lesson for our children. Both my husband and I agree that we want to constantly teach our children something new and fill them with experiences while they are young.
Along the way we stopped for plenty of scenic pictures.
When we got to the Sea Lion Caves we found out we would be taking an elevator down 200 feet into the cave. My husband snapped this shot of us girls walking down to the elevator.
We when got down into the cave the girls were a little uneasy. We could hear the Sea Lions down on the rocks and you could smell the bats and see them flying around.
There was an opening in the cave and after a long walk up some flights of stairs we found this view of the adjacent lighthouse.
It was Brooklin’s 4th birthday but also Father’s Day!!
Kaila had fun taking her own photos during the trip with her iPod.
Of course we also had a lot of fun just playing in the sand on the beach. Our condo was right on the water and we had gorgeous views just from our balcony.
These are the moments I love best about our family vacations. Everyone is happy and enjoying themselves and we’re all doing it together. I couldn’t have asked my husband to plan a better trip!