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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Our Weekend On The Oregon Coast

Our weekend on the Oregon Coast...
There isn't much that can beat the amazing Oregon Coast line...it
is truly a thing of beauty...and on a sunny day it's beyond gorgeous!
Our first day was perfect and about 70 degrees...it was heaven!
 You can take a little stroll around and visit all the little shops
that line the street...gifts that are unique or just down right cute...there's salt water taffy,
gourmet chocolates and ice cream.
The picture below is at Depot Bay
Yaquina Head is a historic lighthouse first lit August 20, 1873...
the grounds the lighthouse sits on is just beautiful.
The lighthouse has a spiral stair case that winds it's
way all the way to the top of the light.
 
Thankfully at the Lighthouse there is a fence
that goes all the way around the rocky cliffs below...also below
are hundreds of sea lions that call these coastal waters home...
but they are not alone.
Also here on top of these rocks and in the waters below,
thousands of birds gather...the sound they make is unbelievable!
 Truly there are thousands of birds
One of my favorite places was this shop...and even though
Christmas is far off...you couldn't keep me out of here!
If you've followed my blog, you know I love
 Byer's Choice Dolls
and what I found was the biggest selection of in stock dolls
that I've ever seen...so I just had to have one...and my husband
being his sweet and loving self bought one for me!
And they have so much more Connie's Spot© Highly Recommends!!
Here's their website: http://www.christmascottage.net/
 The ladies who worked there were super nice and made it
a lot of fun to visit...will go again soon!
"No Sales Tax"
 The next day, the weather had turned on us...but we drove to Newport...
which is only a few miles from Lincoln City...
we decided to visit the Aquarium
Here sea lions and seals swim and play...they are quite friendly...
almost swimming right up to you...

 

They seem very happy just swimming around and
at times it seems they almost pose for the camera.

 
The indoor exhibits, I must say was my favorite...take
a look at a few of the pictures below...and you'll
see what I mean.
These guys were in a giant fish tank.

We used a flash on our
camera and every time we took a picture it would move...
so I don't think it liked our light.

Soon you find yourself heading into the deep...where
sharks and string rays live...
and honestly seeing this guy
coming right at you is a little scary...
 
They just swim all around you...it's the closest I ever
want to come to a shark.


 


The birds were so cute!
 
They too would come very close to you!
 The Pacific Coast Vulture
 
 This is in Newport right by the Aquarium!
 
This was a fun museum to visit
it has all kinds of weird things to see...the kids will love it...
here you can stroll the shops and the prices are right
to buy souvenirs for the kiddies!
The next day, weather wise it wasn't much better...it fact it poured...
so we decided to visit a place that we had driven by before
but never stopped to see so this time we did..
The Tillamook Creamery
It's free to get in...and they have observation windows
that allow the visitors to look down and see part of
the factory...they have cheese samples galore.
And wonderful gift shops...and all kinds of food from
all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Everything was so good and the
Huckleberry Vinaigrette I bought was fantastic!




 
This was one of the beautiful sunsets...we had gone to
dinner and forgot to get the camera...so this was taken with
my husbands iPhone!
There are lots of things to do along the Oregon Coast...there are the
Sea Lion Caves in Florence, Helicopter rides in Sea Side which
our family did one year...if you love the ocean and are close to
Oregon come and see the 20 Miracle Miles...and so much more!
Connie

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