Monday, August 18, 2014

Beach Days: Cannon Beach

The weather has been been so hot here, and to beat the heat, we decided to take a day trip to Cannon Beach.  It's only about an hour or so from our house, and the drive is just over a mountain. Cannon Beach is home to Hay Stack Rock.  It's that big rock in the ocean, it was even in the opening scene for the 80's cult classic The Goonies, which basically means it's famous.  I think what I love most about visiting the Oregon Coast is that it's like walking out of the woods and you emerge right next to the ocean.    

Nora loves the beach, specifically she the sand. She loves to roll around in it, scoop it, pat it, throw it, and of course eat it. This has been one of my favorite memories of the summer, just watching Tim and Nora play in the sand and water together.  Nora would sit in the sand and would say, "Daddy, Sit!" and pat the sand right next to her. I know pretty soon there will be 4 of us, and we will be making new special memories together but I am enjoying the moments of just us 3.  

Leaving the beach was tough, many tears were shed.  I still chuckle when Nora gets in a full tantrum because she is so emotionally involved and throws herself on the ground and refuses to budge. Well she did budge when I promised her an ice cream cone, but we did have some seafood first. yummy! 

18 comments:

Molly {Dreams in HD} said...

it looks like a fantastic time!
that second photo of nora is just lovely. glad to see all is well dear :)

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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oh how gorgeous. I love it. Awesome shots.

Goonies! I love that movie. You make me think I need a rewatch soon.

Hope you're feeling better sugar! :)

tina bumblebee said...

I basically have a full tantrum when I have to leave the beach too :( Haha. Nice photos. Didn't know that's where The Goonies was filmed! So cool!

Nancy @ Neatly-Packaged said...

Beautiful photos!! Looked like the perfect day :)

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Christine D. | The Plumed Nest said...

canon beach is so beautiful! it's funny to watch goonies and think "there is no way they could ride their bikes from astoria to haystack rock!" but it doesn't bother me in that movie. some movies filmed in portland it drives me nuts see them running in se one second then they turn the corner and they are downtown. just the other day i saw film crews a couple blocks away from my house. they were filming "grim," i haven't watched it yet, but now i am going to have to!

Lucy Flint said...

Sounds like a magical day!! I'm landlocked, so more than a little envious of your proximity to the ocean! ;) And I love a good ice cream bribe...

http://evaetsandra.com/ said...

Nora looks so happy and the Oregon's beach looks so nice ! ;)

rooth said...

AGH, I was just there and it was definitely not this sunny out - beautiful nonetheless though

Jamie said...

What a fun day!

Hollands Reverie said...

Beautiful pictures, your wee one is so precious! My aren't those tantrums fun, such a great age;)

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Ana said...

You have a great blog and a beautiful family! Your pictures are awesome. I will visit again soon. :-)

Denise Lopatka said...

those pictures are wonderful!! and that fish and chips looks delicious!

kristin @ W [H] A T C H said...

cannon beach is at the top of my list of places to visit. such an incredible landscape.

lidia said...

beach days are my favorite!
my little loves sand too, especially eating it (:

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Aww, I wish I lived that close to the beach! I sure do love it too! No tears were shed when I left it this past Monday, but only because I had to hold them back. ;)

Eena said...

Oooh such lovely photos! You're making me sad that I didn't go to the beach as much as I would've wanted to this summer. xD

Erin said...

What a beach babe! How special that your beach is the famous one in The Goonies! The beaches an hour from Philly are all in New Jersey, which is only famous for the Jersey shore. Yuck. ;) xo

Lauren said...

Ha! Wonderful story about how hard it is to leave. I only live about 20 minutes from the beach, and it's hard for me to leave too. I love how bright and sunny it is there. Good day, right?