Annual Anniversary Coast Trip

Posted: March 26, 2008 by jgrantmarshall in family, travel

Yesterday, as you can see in the Flickr gallery, we took our Anniversary trip to the Coast. We celebrated our 11th Wedding Anniversary with a 280 mile journey. If you are interested, you can view our route on a Google Map. The weather was particularly perfect for going to the Coast and was sunny with a temperature in the mid-50’s (Fahrenheit) without much wind. We started the day with a picnic lunch at Heceta Head Lighthouse. We ate PB&J’s, veggies & cheese. We used paper plates that, amazingly, did not blow away! Our mealtime entertainment was provided by an annoying seagull squawking at us nearby. After lunch we explored the beach for a bit. We next packed up and drove up to Yachats (~15 miles North). Yachats has grown since the last time I had been through and we had fun watching a blow hole and exploring another beach. We next drove up to the outlet mall in Lincoln City where we shopped for more than outlets. I didn’t find a single thing that I couldn’t live without, but Natalie found a couple of Big Dog sweatshirts for a steal. We wound up the day by eating the buffet at Spirit Mountain Casino. This was a little after 7pm and we normally eat around 530. I was HUNGRY! Lucky for me, it was seafood day with unlimited crab, pan-fried oysters and salmon… along with the more typical buffet fare. I stuffed myself beyond human bounds and still wasn’t hungry for lunch the following day. That was not such a great idea, but I still woke up early to work out, though. Grant promptly fell asleep when we got back to the car, so that made it a pretty quiet ride home. We rolled in at about 11pm and collapsed into bed. It was a fun day!


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