Wednesday, May 27, 2009

D29 in 2009

We are back from Harris Beach and back to reality. We had such a great time getting away and having our own little vaca by ourselves. To give a recap of what we did during the Memorial Day Weekend/Azalea Festival weekend... We drove to Medford on Thursday night and stayed with Nic's parents. It was great to see them. We headed to Harris Beach (in Brookings) Friday afternoon and arrived at D29... We set up camp, made some yummy dinner and headed to the beach... Nic did some kite flying and we walked along the water. I don't know why anyone would ever go in the water - it's freezing! There were people that got in the water though. Crazies! What would the coast be without some squirrel feeding by the infamous Squirrel Whisperer (aka Nic)? Nic even convinced me to feed the squirrels. He's teaching me the ways of becoming the next Squirrel Whisperer... It was a relaxing evening...Saturday we thought there was a car show. We asked quite a few people...we ended up driving around Brookings trying to find it and ended up in Azalea Park. Brookings is known for all of the beautiful Azaleas. They really are pretty. Come to find out, we had printed off the schedule from the year before, so the car show was on Sunday. In Azalea Park, I got distracted by a rope swing and wanted to try it out... Needless to say, I wasn't very good at it. Nic showed me up on the rope swing. Here's a picture for you mom of the Azaleas and for everyone else. We saw them in a variety of different colors. They are pretty big flowers. Pretty. After the park we headed to the street fair that was going on all weekend. We walked around the little shops that were set up and I got some yummy Kettle Corn. Nic was being a dork in the car. Can you say G-Unit? If this isn't hot, I don't know what is. haha Love him. We headed back to the beach for some more squirrel and seagull feeding. We met a guy (Doug) from New Orleans. We sat and talked with him for a good 30 min or so. He traveled to Medford for business (converting WaMu to Chase). He is such a nice guy. He asked about places to see, things to do and the sorts. He lost everything in Katrina, but rebuilt his house in the same spot. He couldn't believe that the squirrels were so comfortable climbing on people. In Oregon we feed seagulls and squirrels, and in New Orleans he feeds the alligator that lives in his backyard. Such different worlds. He gave us his number and told us to call him up if ever we headed that way. I thought of you mom when he was talking about the Jazz Festival (you should go!). He had such an awesome accent though. Loved it. Later that night, we decided to go see Night at the Museum - funny funny funny. We laughed throughout. We were planning on going to church in Brookings on Sunday morning, but unfortunately Nic forgot his clothes in Medford at his parent's house. Plan B: we got up early and headed to a trail to go beach hopping. If you get up early enough, the tide is still low so you can go to a few different beaches. We traveled 15 min or so and did just that...This was a sign right before you start heading down the trail - we were careful of the "sneaker" waves. haha We walked around - saw lots of pretty starfish and sea anemones. The coolest thing we saw was this... Yes, that is Nic's hand next to it. We don't really know what it is, but it had 21 legs! It was huge! This was my find on the beach. Some kind of...who knows?! It was red and squishy. I loved touching it. haha We decided to sit down on some rocks to eat a little snack before hiking back up to the car... We then went on a little hike to see the natural bridge... We drove back to campe to take a shower. I got back to our campsite - car was gone and my phone was sitting on the stairs. Random. Maybe Nic needed to go to the store? No. He left me a voicemail saying he had to run back to where we were because he left his WEDDING RING on the rock where we were sitting! Ahh! He got back and thankfully the water was only at the bottom of the rock. If he got there 10 min later, his ring would be in the ocean. Phew! Note to self: don't take of your ring! We made dinner and then decided to make popcorn to go watch the sunset. There's this rock you can climb down by the beach, and it's the perfect place to watch the sunset... We made our final fire back at camp and played a little poker - it was a win/win situation. Friday brought packing up camp, sadly. We headed to... Mattie's Pancake House - delicious breakfast! Nic's parents drove to meet us for breakfast and had to do some other things. I had the best french toast EVER there. I was stuffed to the rafters! We then rode around with them for a little bit in their Sebring...Before heading home, we stopped for some lunch so I could get me some yummy Clam Chowder. Nic doesn't like it, so he had a burger instead. (Nic and I in the back of their Sebring - it was a bit windy.) Overall, we had a great time. We always love going to the coast. We talked about going to Crescent City in a few months...we shall see...

9 comments:

Summer said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! I'm jealous of the beach and the camping, and even of feeding the little squirrels! That thing you found looks like a sunfish - kinda like a starfish. We caught one crabbing when I was younger, which means you were really little and probably don't remember it! :)

Shauna said...

so so fun!!

i miss you!

Dani said...

What a fun trip! I loved breaking in all of our new camping stuff after we got married. We never got to camp on a beach though. Such fun. PS, you do know that squirrels are disease carrying rodents? Not so cute if you get bit, eh?! And you should come back up to Portland! We have tons of Azaleas in bloom! :)

Dyan said...

What a fun trip...minus the squirrels-yuck! I really have a strong dislike/fear of those things. I'm with your friend Doug...would be much more comfortable down in the south with the gators than with squirrels climbing all over me! If you do decide to sojourn to the south let me know and I'll give you the low down on New Orleans! There's some treasures there. Just avoid mardi gra and hurricanes! :)

Tiffany Hewlett said...

Such a fun trip-you guys are way too too cute!

KP said...

very fun!!! i love hearing about your adventures as a married woman. miss you girl!!!

Miss K said...

those are such cute pictures! the coast brings back memories! ah!

suzanne said...

Looks like so much fun. Love the pics. Love the flowers. Fun you got to meet up with Bob (Bab!) and Rita. Almost makes me want to camp.........but only almost...........Glad you are back safe and sound. See you tomorrow!

Anja said...

You guys are so stinking cute, I can't get over it! I'm so glad you two are happy and loving married life! Enjoy these times together before you have children!