We’re back from a trip up the coast where we met Jeff’s daughter and her family. Our days at the coast in northern Oregon were rainy. We did a little exploring, but not much. Mostly we just talked and spent time together. We were grateful to get the time with them. We drove out on the beach and saw a shipwreck. I had never driven on the beach before, so that was a first! We stayed in a little cabin with a kitchen, which was great because we were able to make all our own meals.
On our drive home we stopped at a place in Lincoln City called Prehistoric Oregon. With both my guys so into rocks and fossils (it’s a passion they share), and a boy super into dinosaurs right now… we thought it would be a fun stop on the way back. We saw minerals, fossils, and meteorites. The mechanical dinosaur out front is quite a hit with the kids! (Thought I would mention that if you happen to be driving by with children.) As we got ready to leave, Bracken was invited to break open a geode, which was such a kind offer and made for a memorable experience. (Their method worked better than our method at home, with a hammer.)
We had a day so gorgeous before we left, but then it poured the following day and the whole duration of our trip. I’ve been finding that when we have a long stretch of grey skies, I’m especially in need of a change of scenery, even if it’s somewhere with more grey skies! Little adventures are just the thing.