John and I went up Wednesday the 7th and lucked out ~ we were able to check into the condo early which left us an entire day of play. Of course, after unpacking our stuff, we headed straight over to Newport and had lunch at the Chalet...our favorite clam chowder...then on to do some shopping.
Karen's crew arrived Thursday and after they unpacked, we hit the streets and did the tourist thing, and once it got dark, walked down to the pier in Depoe Bay. Friday, we toured the Lighthouse Museum, and then played on the beach where Tracen nearly got swept away by the tide and shop hopped in Depoe Bay. Saturday, we toured the Ripley's Believe it or Not museum (waste of $) and the Hatfield Marine Science Center. It rained most of Saturday so it was a good day to do that!
Our favorite highlight was watching the sea lions in Newport. They are so loud and boisterous but it was fun to watch them squabble...kind of like Mackenzie and her siblings...ha!
Our room, of course was fabulous. I sat outside on the deck in short sleeves eating my breakfast. We caught sight of a few whales as well, which was fun.
View from our room
Dad and I at Depoe Bay
At the Aquarium
Colby and Tracen outside the lighthouse
John was struggling...just after surgery