This was the first time in our two-and-a-half days that we actually made it down to the beach, and it was pretty nice. The breeze coming in off of the Pacific was refreshing, even invigorating. The sand itself was very fine near the foliage, but fairly packed nearer the water, making the strolling pretty easy once we got away from the house.
Turning right, we made our way northward, keeping the ocean on our left and the treeline on our right. There were a few spots where the surf was still running up the beach pretty well, making our trip almost adventurous.
|Graceful as a lame gazelle!|
Luckily for me, the boys were there to keep me grounded.
|Srsly dad... are we there yet?|
|Dad, we need to talk about all this walking...|
The sky gave us glimpses of blue, so we had hopes that there would be some sunshine today.
|Tide pools and blue sky!|
The only solution was a board game. We had purchased a game called "Cash n' Guns" a couple of weeks ago but hadn't had a chance to play it. The boys thought it would be a good idea to pack it with us. Their forethought gave us a pretty fun half-hour.
|Nobody saw nothin', see?|
If you guessed Tanya, then Gabriel slightly edging out Garrett, with me bringing up the rear in a distant 4th, then you should buy some lottery tickets tonight as well. :-)
Tanya and I wanted to have dinner in town at another well-rated seafood place. However, neither boy could be convinced to join us, so... Mac 'n Cheese round 2 for them! Meanwhile, Tanya and I went to Local Ocean Seafoods in Newport. Tanya had the Fishwives Stew, and I had the Seared King Salmon. Both were very good, but most importantly, we had two desserts: a homemade Lemon Cookie Ice Cream and a Shortbread Parfait. If you are in the area and *don't* try the Lemon Cookie Ice Cream, YOU ARE A FOOL! That ice cream makes me want to buy an ice cream maker and grow a Meyer lemon tree.
|ZOMG! GET IN MAH BELLY!!|