Oregon Coast

We went to Cannon Beach this weekend!

It was sunny and beautiful and full of people. We walked in the water until our feet got numb and then laid in the sand and almost froze to pieces.

I always think that the beach seems a lot calmer in retrospective. Vacation and travel is always so frantic that sometimes I have a hard time calming down and enjoying the fact that I am there. Don’t get me wrong, I love the beach. I wish I could move to the Oregon Coast and be cold and wet and sandy all the time. It would be awesome to ride my bike in the damp and feel my joints rust and chase seagulls every morning while I drink a cup of coffee.

Of course, vacation and life are two different things.

I think the highlight of our trip (for me) was discovering a rare Oregon elephant in the wild behind the ever-so-amazing Camp 18 diner.

I went with three of my girlfriends from high school. We had a fantastic time getting covered in sand and eating mustard pretzels on the beach.
I’m lucky that I have an enormous group of friends. I adore each and every one of them for completely different ways. The longer we know each other, and the more things we do together, the more we are a family.

And I really like that.

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photos

The more I use my Nikon, the more comfortable I get with it, and the more I love the photographs I take.

I don’t know if I’m taking good pictures again, but it is kind of nice to go places and be brave enough to take pictures of the setting of a store, and a vacation town, and love the way the pictures turn out.

My Mom, sister, and I went to the beach yesterday and while the weather wasn’t really nice enough to enjoy the sand and surf, we explored every tourist shop with our eyes and our pocketbooks.