In the middle of January, a group of friends from Oregon rented a beach house on the Oregon Coast and had a little weekend getaway. It was so great. It reminded me a little of our beach trips to North Carolina when I lived in DC (except that it was a little chillier, there was no hammock, and no beach houses could ever compare to the places in Duck). What this house did have, was a fantastic hot tub that overlooked our own private little cove.
We spent a lot of time hot tubbin' and hanging around the house. On Saturday, we took a trip into Newport and had a yummy breakfast, walked around the shops, bought some delicious salt water taffy, and visited with the locals. Ignacio took some time to molest a gigantic bear.
After that, we went to check out this great lighthouse.
And then we went to play on the beach.
And of course we jumped. What would a trip be without jumping??The Oregon Coast is incredibly beautiful with lush greenery, impressive cliffs, and wide beaches. It's not exactly the beach I was used to in LA and it generally requires several more layers of clothing. But, I never cease to be amazed by the mighty Pacific and love spending time near the ocean whenever I can. Hopefully we'll be making a return trip in a few weeks!
The DC trip really deserves a post of its own. Stay tuned!!