Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fourth of July Weekend

I am going to have to do this in installments, because we did so much and took hundreds of pictures, so I think I will split up our adventures by activity and location.

Sunday afternoon, we packed up our stuff and headed to Salem to meet Austin's parents and sister so we could car trip family style. We packed the Suburban full of all our things and made our way to the coast. We had reservations for a two night stay in Waldport, Oregon (15 or so miles south of Newport). We ended up getting to our Hotel just  before sunset and we watched the sun sink down below the horizon. Even as the sun was setting, the weather was warmer than most days at the coast. A very good sign for the days ahead! We then headed out to get dinner, we were all starving despite all the snacking done in the car. We ate at a little Chinese restaurant and then caught the end portion of the Waldport firework show. After picking a few things up from the market we were pretty bushed so we headed back to get some shut eye.

I don't have many pictures from the first evening of our trip, but here are a couple of the sunset.