29 September 2014

Journey to Another "End"

Hi! It's me--the Small One,
aka Aimee's granddaughter.
Today I've taken over Grandma's laptop to tell you all about our latest adventure--
an early birthday celebration for someone I know:) 
HAPPY EARLY Birthday Grandma!
Now since it was Grandma's celebration,
 that meant she got to decide where we'd all go
and since she has a LONG list of places she likes,
it took her quite awhile to settle on the city by the bay.
No, no! LOL
Not THAT city by the bay,
but Astoria--
the city by Young's Bay in NW Oregon
famous for being the location of quite a few movies among other things.
But the night before the celebration,
Grandma couldn't sleep which meant she spent tons of time on the Internet
and unbeknownst to me (or anyone else) she found a new place for us to explore instead.
Here's what happened...
First we started with
breakfast in the Coast Range...
oh, and my first coffee
(Grandpa is such a PNW boy that thinks everyone should LOVE coffee.
Don't worry Grandma he gave me only a little itty bit.)
Grandma's family has been coming here to Camp 18 for years.
She loves the woodland setting along pretty Humbug Creek,
the very entertaining birds,
the historical outdoor display about logging,
the fact that you get to eat in a beautiful log building 
and the yummy food!
Oh, it's also very neat that it's so close to the coast!
I like it at Camp 18 too!
Here I am playing walrus...

After we ate and explored outside for awhile we all got into the car again.
It was then, as we were headed down the tree lined road, that
Grandma broke the news to Papa that she was thinking of a new destination for today's fun.
I knew something was up when she started spelling...
S-A-N-D  D
and she mentioned me.
Hum, where could she be thinking of having us go now?
Before too long we drove over a bridge and I heard her talking about crab pots.
I guess a lot of people hang their crab pots off this particular bridge.
Pretty cool huh?
Soon Papa parked our car, we grabbed all the 'essentials' out of the trunk and started walking--
first down some steps and then on a short path over the dunes...
Peek-a-boo headland.
Grandma loves headlands:) 

Pretty trees in a sea of grass. 
Grandma loves trees too!

When we were over the dune this is where we ended up at.
(Can you see Tilly?
I didn't know what Tilly was until this trip.
There's a lot to learn about the coast you know and my grandparents want me to learn all I can).
Then we turned right and started walking
a LONG ways toward a river.
On the way there we saw many interesting things...
a lot of broken crab shells,
a whole bunch of different patterns in the sand,
seagulls and dogs,
a whole bunch of broken sand dollars.
Then Papa found these!
Now, I know what SAND D meant--
sand dollars and perfect sand dollars at that!
I like this place:)
But that wasn't all we saw and found there...
Stay tuned for part two and learn more about this "End".
Bye for now:)
The Small One
See next post for some links
(Grandma, what's a "link"?)


Bethany Carson said...

Looks like great places to visit! "Humbug" Creek is a pretty cool name! Enjoyed all the photos...the sand dollars are so neat!

Linda W. said...

AWWWW.....your granddaughter is so cute! Happy birthday. Can't wait to read the rest of the story.

aimee said...

Isn't that an awesome name?! So happy you enjoyed seeing the photos...I agree, sand dollars are very neat!

Thanks! She is a cutie and very fun to take on adventures with us! Thanks for the early birthday wishes:)

Teresa Kasner said...

More fun at the beach for your family.. your granddaughter is a doll. I love your photos!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

aimee said...

Thanks! I think your grandsons would enjoy it if you're ever up that way:)

Betsy said...

Happy Birthday Aimee! What a treat to be able to take trips with that cutie granddaughter of yours. She looks so sweet. I'm looking forward to your links as Dennis and I are looking forward to a trip to the coast sometime in the near future. We love the Oregon coast and don't spend nearly enough time there. Amazing photos as usual.

Becky L. said...

What a fun day. I've not been to Camp 18 in awhile. That could be a nice day out trip someday for us. Happy Birthday, Aimee! Your granddaughter is so cute. I really liked this post.....like Tilly and the sand d, I have a complete one myself I got years ago at Wi-Ne-Ma, by Neskowin. Looking forward to the next post! Hugs!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thanks for the great post! Tell your grandma happy belated birthday ;>)... it looks like a perfect way to celebrate.

Sam said...

Ah very nice. We like coffee too.

Noelle the dreamer said...

Sounds as if one lovely GrandMa is soon to have a birthday! Best wishes for many, many more!
You have been blessed with a sweet granddaughter Aimee!
Enjoy the vacation!

Sam said...

Very nice. Your granddaughter is a cutie.

aimee said...

Thank you! Small One is a lot of fun and never, ever boring! She's a lot like her daddy:) I will be posting the second part of the post soon with links. It was a great place to go and not hard to get to. SO hope you do make it to our coast soon:)
Blessings, Aimee
PS: Thx for the birthday wishes!

It really was and good exercise too! Yes, it would be a very doable day trip for you and I think you'd really enjoy the area's uniqueness (you'll see more of that in the next post). Did you use bleach on your sand dollar? I am trying to avoid doing that by leaving it in the sun, but may have to resort to using it. Glad you enjoyed the post:)
PS: Thank you for the birthday wishes!

You are so very welcome! I will pass on the birthday wishes to her and thank you :)

Thanks Sam! LOL. I didn't know adorable, kitty loving dogs like coffee! I am a tea lover myself--must be the influence of all those trips up north when I was younger :)
PS: Yep, she is a cutie AND what's really important is she LOVES dogs!

Ah, thanks! We sure have been blessed:)

Willow said...

Oh my nit sure if the first comment went through. ?
Was sending you Happy Belated Birthday wishes . I have been a day late and dollar short in blog land lately.
Such a sweet post , the small one is an adorable narrator :)

aimee said...

Thank you so much for the kind birthday wishes and you are right on time because we are still celebrating my birthday all this weekend:) Don't worry at all about blogging--there are times I get busy with life or need a break for awhile! Small One had some help in the narration from someone who loves her very much and wanted to do something special for her:)

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