Sunday, February 18, 2007

Another weekend, another camera

This weekend was an extended weekend for me (since I didn't work on Friday and I have Monday off) so I really wanted to do something different besides stay around the house. So Wah-Wah and I decided to go on a little weekend trip to Seaside Oregon.
Seaside is about an hour and half west of Portland. It's a cozy little tourist town that is suppose to be kid friendly. Unfortunately both kids were getting over colds, so they were pretty fussy.
Seaside has a nice promenade right by the ocean with lots of little cafes, art galleries, and stores. After we walked around a bit, we walked out on the beach were Monty knocked my new camera out of my hand and on to the beach. As luck would have it, sand got on camera and now it is not working. Brand new camera too. I'll try to take it in to the shop, but who knows? (By the way, the pictures are from the internet, not from my camera.) Anyway, that put me in a rotten mood that afternoon and the weather wasn't great either.
Saturday evening, we drove on Sunset beach. This was a pretty cool beach because you could actually drive your car on the beach for miles. The sand was packed enough that, our Impala could drive across it. It was pretty cool watching the sun set on the ocean while your driving across the sand.
Sunday we got up and hit Fort Stevens State Park which was beautiful. The picture above of the ship wreak is from there. After that we went to the Seaside aquarium which wasn't much more than an exotic fish store. They did have an area where you could feed a bunch of seal lions. Woogy really got a kick out of dropping the fish in the seal lions mouth. Unfortunately he smelled like fish for the rest of the day.
On the way back, we stopped at Haystack Beach (several scenes from the "Goonies" was filmed there). Wah-Wah and the kids were tired so Monty and I took a walk on the beach were I briefly thought of throwing the dog in the ocean for breaking my camera. But I guess he didn't mean to do it.


f o r r e s t said...

Bringing Monty with you - now that is a family vacation.

Maybe Monty hasn't forgiven you for trying to get rid of her earlier.

shakedust said...

That really is beautiful scenery. Its a shame that you lost another camera, but it still sounds like a fun getaway.

GoldenSunrise said...

The pictures are great, even though they're not from your camera. Hope you can get it fixed!

Roaming Writer said...

Looks like a nice place for a weekend get away. Maybe you'll get lucky and the camera will be under warrantee. We did that with a microwave once. Broke it confessed it was our fault; then they still gave us a new one - warrantee. Maybe I'll blog about our long weekend. Good idea.