Day trip to the Beach!

We were told about the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Family Program and made plans for Micah & Ezra to attend two different sessions. While the guys were learning about sea life, Audrey & I got some girl time. We stopped & picked out a kite for flying on the beach and then I asked her what she wanted for a treat. “Chocolate Cake” was her answer! A girl after my own heart!

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Lots of chocolate, ice cream, & whipped cream! Yummy!

After the guys finished with their session, we had a look around the rest of the science center before heading out to explore the area!

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The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse – we made it just in time to tour the house before they closed up. From the front porch we could see whales spouting off in the distance!

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At the Yaquina Head Lighthouse

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Way off in the distance we could see bumps on the rocks, so Micah zoomed in with our camera & they were Seals!

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Watching for whale spouts! We saw a couple pretty close to the shore!

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I LOVE the Oregon Coast! I know I say that probably every time I post about it, but it hasn’t changed, it’s just SO gorgeous!

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Our little explorers at the lighthouse!

As we were driving back up the coast, Micah happened to look out at the ocean & thought he saw spouts really close to shore, so he pulled into the pull-out aptly named Whale Cove and in the space of about 30 minutes or so, we saw so many spouts we lost count! And not just spouts, but backs, pectoral fins, & possible even the sides of tales!

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The back of two whales!

Hunger finally drove us from our prime whale-watching spot and we enjoyed burgers at our favorite spot!

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The kids LOVE playing on the beach! Mom is a little less enthused as it usually results in sandy, wet clothes, so I try to put it off until the end of the day!

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Stunning! Nearly all of my favorite things in one picture!

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H&M selfie

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A beautiful sunset to end a beautiful day!

(Well, that & a little DQ before we left town!)

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