For Memorial Day, we are trying to make it a tradition to go camping in Brookings, OR. Harris Beach is a really nice state park that we love to camp at. We had been watching the weather and it was always forecasting rain rain and more rain. We were praying for good weather. When we got there Thursday, it was...raining of course! We set up camp and got a bit wet...
This is what our campsite looked like the next day. It is supposed to look like that. Nic said it looked "white trash." haha I don't think it looked that bad. We bought that canopy in Brookings - $20. Priceless.
It's not raining!
We had a little bunny friend that loved to chill at our campsite. People would walk by and be so quite and cautious. We weren't because he was always there. They were jealous.
Nic planned an early birthday surprise for Friday night. On our way to who knows where...
SISKIYOU WEST to go horseback riding on the beach. Just the 2 of us (and a guide, Ed). How romantic! This ranch is about a 1/2 mile off the highway. About 50 horses, we learned, that all get ridden. They had ducks and bunnies and also this guy: part wolf, part dog. He was pacing back and forth the whole time we were there. He wasn't mean, but then again we didn't go up and try to pet him.
Nic getting on his horse: Ebony.
I rode Siskiyou. When we got down to the beach, we ran down the beach and then we ran back. As soon as my horse knew we were back to the trail, he wanted to go back. Not so much. So what does he do? Rears up on his hind legs! Multiple times! Did I fall off? Pssh. Of course not. I held my cool to try to get him to stop. haha I'm actually surprised I didn't fall off and I may have wet my pants. haha He finally did stop - "He hasn't done that in a year." I was a bit nervous after that, so Nic and I switched horses. Siskiyou needed a firmer hand. Ebony was a good fit for me. :)
This is mad skills right here. This picture was taken while we were galloping. Go me.
Me and Ebony.
Me and the devil. Look at his eyes. He even looks angry.
But of course, he wasn't angry with Nic.
Siskiyou West used to be an old schoolhouse back in the day.
Yes. There is a dog in that mess. Charlie.
On our way back to camp, we pulled off to the side of the road to get some pics.
This picture is deceiving. It looks like the beach is right there, when in all actuality the rock I'm standing on is about 25 ft above the water.
Enjoying our time together. :)
You always have to roast mallows while camping.
We walked around some shops.
Thank you to Nic for the hair accessory.
I'm King of the Rock! (notice the awesome wind hair)
We also found a crab. A dead crab. That sweet wind hair again. It was soooo windy!