Sunday, July 12, 2009

Hiking? Camping? The beach?

We'd been planning to go camping with friends all week, but you couldn't really say that we were prepared. Mike was planning to leave work early on Friday, so that we could pack and pick up our friends. Last time we went camping, our packs were ready to go a week in advance. Yikes! On Friday, our friends informed us that they hadn't packed either and that it just wasn't going to work for them to go. No biggie. We weren't ready either. We decided to change our trip from a 2-nighter to a 1-nighter, to give ourselves more time to prepare. So we spent our Friday night having a nice dinner out at McGrath's (where we decided that we would take Bailey along for our adventure), went grocery shopping for our last minute camping needs, went on a bike ride to River Road Park in the dark and then had a late night treat at Konditorei. Yum!
Saturday morning....we slept in. As we were slowly getting ready, Mike suggested the idea of camping at the beach instead. I was excited to get out of a 4.2 mile hike, so I agreed to the beach idea. He started calling around, but none of the sites had any availability. We packed up our camping gear, just in case. First, we headed to Pacific City and climbed the sand dunes. Once we got to the top, we had a conversation where we decided....we aren't big beach people :). We didn't really know what to do with ourselves. SO, we ran down the dunes and headed to Lincoln City. We got to LC and decided to go to the outlets and it turned out to be an expensive weekend (I would just like to point out that I got a pair of flip flops for $2.99 and two tank tops for $12....the big bucks were spent on hubby). After the outlets, we drove down to find a beach to walk Bailey on. We found a great spot that we can't wait to take Jaycoby to next week. Then we went to Mo's for dinner and headed back to Salem.
We had a great time just enjoying each other's company and giving Bailey some one-on-one time. And now we know, our money and time is much better spent in Sunriver/Bend or Portland than a trip to the beach, because we obviously don't know what to do with ourselves there.

Headed up the dunes & then down.

The beach we want to take Jaycoby to. Can you tell that Bailey was excited?

Fetch, Bailey!

Mo's for dinner.

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