Monday, July 16, 2007

Beach Weekend

Drove over to the beach this past weekend with Deb and her kids. She rented a house in Falcon Cove, 7 miles north of Manzanita. A friend of hers joined us on Saturday, with 3 additional kids (2 of them teens) and a dog. Quite the houseful! Had a great time though. The weather was beautiful early Sat AM (there's no such thing as sleeping in with children in the house) down on the beach in Manzanita. After a healthy dose of espresso, of course! We partied like rock stars that night, after a visit to the Falcon Cove beach. Was able to get this great sunset shot (cut off by the blog template):
R & D beach sunset
What a good lookin' couple! It rained all that night and the next morning, so after hitting Pig 'n Pancake in Cannon Beach (NOT recommended) for breakfast, we drove into Seaside to check out the Nike Factory Store, located at the Seaside Factory Outlet Center on US101. Bought some cool stuff (okay, I only picked up a running shirt, but Deb got some nice workout gear) and then went down to the Seaside boardwalk and beach. Lucked out with great weather again, although a bit on the windy side. Ran into friends Andreas and Trudie in a coffee shop (random!), and they joined us for a bit. It was a great weekend, and I had a blast hanging out with Deb and her kids. Our first "weekend away", and my first with children. Ever. I think I did okay...