Coastal Field Trip with Mom
The last time my mom visited was at Christmas, and since then we’ve explored a lot more of the area. So, Saturday we set out on a field trip to the coast.
But first, pancakes!
I have been pining away for an electric griddle and my mom put an end to the madness by gifting this ceramic-coated bad boy. I was able to make pancakes for all of us in no time flat – sure beats the heck out of standing over my little iron skillet, flipping batch after batch. So, take note, future guests of the Hunt House B & B – there will be pancakes!
Back to our regularly scheduled programming – we piled in the car, along with Sawyer and Ella, and made our way to Florence, specifically Cleawox Lake, to show my mom a bit of the giant Oregon dunes.
After admiring the gorgeous lake and letting the dogs romp around in the sand, we ventured into Old Town and dined outside at a little restaurant called Spice.
The food was delicious and and it was so lovely to sit outside in the sun. I was a bit nervous that Ella would bark at everyone who went by but she really surprised me! She was pretty well-behaved and Sawyer of course was an old pro.
After lunch, we headed north to Heceta Head and trekked up to the lighthouse. The day was so clear and sunny, granting us great views of the coastline.
I was adamant that Mom should see starfish and so we headed down to the tidal pools at the beach.
As I was going along, searching intently, I neglected to notice the water surging up and an instant later, our feet and ankles were soaked.
Way to go, Heather, way to go.
Luckily, my mom is a good sport and just laughed. Sawyer loved it – in fact he loved it so much, he thought the only way it could possibly be better was if he rolled on the beach to add a decorative layer of sand to his coat.
Sadly, the starfish eluded us this time though we did spot a few anemones.
I couldn’t get a signed photo release from Bigfoot so you’ll just have to take my word for it.
There was a little natural alleyway created by some large rocks so Andrew and I decided to let Ella off leash to run there, with one of us stationed on either end. You know what that silly little beagle did? As soon as she was unleashed, she made a beeline straight to me and than sat right between my feet and wouldn’t move. It was beyond adorable and boy, did I feel loved to be chosen over running free!
All in all, we had a fun-filled day and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, soggy shoes and all!