Time to load up the car and head on out. Seemed like a lot of work for just one night of camping, but that's all the time we had in our schedules. And my dad was sooo happy to have all his kids home and going camping like we used that it was worth the work.
My brother scaling the tree to take down the tarp.
Do you think my dad's hunting jacket camouflages him? :P
Pretty limber, eh?
Folding up the tarp reminded me of when we fluffed up the parachute and then the whole class sat inside it during gym. Did anyone else do that?
This view of the ocean right outside the campground always makes me happy. Love how the tree clings so fiercely to the rock. There's just a guardrail before the ground gives way to the ocean though so I could never manage to do more than snap a photo quickly as we drove by.
There's that tsunami hazard zone sign again. Notice how the picture advises you to run away from the waves? Really?! Is that what you're supposed to do in case of a tsunami? :P
We made a quick stop at Pacific Oyster - Bay City - Oregon to buy some oysters for dinner.
There was a gigantic fish that on ice that I swear was at least 3 feet long, but I forgot to take a photo for ya.
Then it was off to visit my parents' favorite little not-so-hidden beach.
All Oregon posts can be found with the tag Series: Oregon, but I suggest reading this particular trip in this order:
Giant Catfish and Family Trips Home
Mom and Dad's Garden Again
Pacific Oyster - Bay City - Oregon
Tillamook Cheese Factory - Tillamook - Oregon
Barview Jetty County Park - Rockaway Beach - Oregon
Searching for Tide Pools
Campfire S'Mores and Other Breakfast Treats
Dismantling Camp and Leaving Rockaway Beach - Oregon
Short Beach - Oregon and Home
Rice Krispies Treats
Chasing Waterfalls - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Behind the Scenes: Bob's Red Mill - Milwaukie - Oregon
Whiffies Fried Pies (Food Cart) - Portland - Oregon
Potato Champion (Food Cart) - Portland - Oregon
1 year ago today, Rau Den Luoc (Vietnamese Boiled Amaranth Leaves).
2 years ago today, on the yin and yang of food, traditional Chinese medicine, and eating bird spit.