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Seaside Trip, 2011

We just returned from our week at the beach.  Every year my mother in law treats the family to a week in Seaside, Oregon.  Our family of 4, my sister in law’s family of 4, and Grandma LOVE this trip.  It’s something we look forward to all year.
It’s not usually a warm, lounge at the beach, type of vacation.  Washington and Oregon beaches are pretty cool, temperature wise, but there are so many fun things to do. (I’ll be sharing a few of our adventures during the week.)
Aside from bundling up and walking at low tide, we love to just stroll on the beach.
We love collecting sand dollars.  It’s amazing how many you can find at low tide.

 There are several swing sets on the beach, which makes a good excuse to take a break from walking and just sit and enjoy the view.

My kids absolutely love to spend an afternoon building sand castles.  Then, we wait for the tide to come in, and watch the ocean swallow up our creation.
Walking the Promedade is something we do every day.  The Promenade is a three mile walkway, right along the beach.  The kids ride their bikes, scooters, or skateboards.
  The adults walk and pick out the house we’d buy if we won the lottery.

I love to look at the beautiful yards and flowers.

You’ve just gotta love the view from the Promendade.

You can see, the skies are a little gray, but no one seems to care.  People play, search for shells, and just enjoy their time at the beach.


Doesn’t this look relaxing?

Every year we try to rent the same house.  The owners call it Big Blue.  We just call it the Blue House.  It’s just a short walk to the beach.  It is the perfect house for us!  It has a nice yard to play games in, a fire pit in the back, and a quiet street for the kids to ride bikes.  Oh, and the kitchen in HUGE!  That’s a big plus for us!
This is the house we LOVE to rent.  If you are interested in checking out the prices, here is the link to the rental info. If you click on the link, it will take you on a tour of the house.  You can see all of the rooms and how adorable it is!

Thanks for a great trip, Grandma!

I can’t wait to tell you about our crabbing adventure!

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The Comments

  • Janette - The2Seasons
    July 18, 2011

    There is nothing better than family time.

  • Oly Momma
    July 18, 2011

    Fun! We're headed to Lincoln City, a little further south, for our family vacation. I grew up vacationing on the Oregon Coast, I hope that my girls will too. Thanks for sharing! -Jess (at) OlyMomma

  • raggygirlvintage
    July 18, 2011

    Thanks for the info Becca, I've been trying to find a suitable rental for my family late August in Seaside so I'll give this one a try! Ocean and firepit basically keeps everyone happy around here:-)