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,
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...
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...
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"?)