Today's trek took us to Sweet Creek Falls, which is about an hour-and-a-half drive from the house. Before I get into today's adventure, I wanted to take a moment to tip my hat to Nature in general. It constantly continues to impress me. There's not a moment when we're in this house that the roar of the ocean isn't audible in the background.
|I can hear the ocean, but I can't see it!|
|An operational lighthouse, whose utility is on display today!|
|Siuslaw River on the way to the trailhead|
There were so many little falls that I lost count. Luckily, I think we took pictures of each one.
|Second falls -- more impressive during the run-off season|
|Dad, do the falls ever end?|
|A pool from the upper viewing area|
|Our fearless leader!|
We even ran into some locals on the trail, which means it's either a really good trail, or really convenient, or really easy, or some combination of all of those. We choose to believe it was mostly #1.
And then, on returning to the beach house, this sunset...
|I just can't even!|
Despite all of this natural wonder, I think the boys might be tiring of our "outdoor" shenanigans. Their faces lit up a bit when I said that tomorrow was an off day, where we're only planning to hang out, play games, watch a movie, and read. I'm not sure what to think about that.
Given the above, I might not catalog tomorrow. Tanya and I were considering walking up to Seal Rock as our only activity. If we do, and it generates good content, I'll probably post something short.
And I double-checked -- today is day 4. I haven't lost track of the days yet. I'm tempted to say "yay," but I also feel like I might not be vacationing hard enough... :-)