The kids in the back all ready to go
The only "good" picture of the scenery on the way
It was rainy and cold but that wasn't going to stop us!
I let the kids pretend to drive in the parking lot (car was turned off)
Waiting for our food at Tillamook. YUM!
Love the smiley fries and Ashleigh's smile matches
Enjoying our ice cream
Preston wanted to know how to milk a cow...
My cute boy! :-)
After we got our squeaky cheese and some fudge we took off up the coast to Seaside. Preston kept asking where the "beach" was and didn't agree with me that the ocean is where the beach is...that it could have more than 1 name for it. It was a funny convo... The rain mostly stopped when we got to Seaside, but we still got a little wet from the spray off the ocean.
Daddy and Preston...bundled up, but not enough...it was COLD!!!
At the Aquarium seeing the sea lions (video of the Sea Lions feeding time at the end)
This octopus is 70 years old now!
Ash holding a hermit crab. We loved the hands on parts where we could touch each sea animal
and finally...the "beach"! :-) yay!!!
Nick got more coats for the kids...Ash had a shirt, 2 sweaters, and Nick's hoodie on. Preston had a shirt, a sweatshirt and his coat. it was still cold!!!
Nick was on a mission to find Ash a full Sand Dollar. He rolled up his pants and waded in to the ocean to find the one's not eaten by seagulls.
We didn't realize until later that he forgot to bring an extra pair of shoes...dang...cold wet feet the rest of the day! lame!!! But, he found the whole sand dollar! :-) What a great dad!!!
the kids LOVED playing in the sand
someone dug this huge hole...thankfully there's a lot of sand around it so you see the hole easily and no one fell in...
Preston decided it looked like a toilet and he pee'd in it. Sorry for the graphic pic! What a cute little tush. lol...