Day 6: We visited Yaquina Head lighthouse and visitor's center.
Whale watching near the lighthouse. We were so lucky - we spotted a few gray whales! Such a magical thing to see.
Cobble Beach, named for the basalt cobblestones that make it up.
They had amazing tidepools there. And lots of harbor seals, including a baby seal who perched on a large rock near the shore, watching the tourists. Grace loved it.
The cobbles were very interesting, but difficult to walk on.
Dinner at the Chowder Bowl. We highly recommend the place. We liked it so much, we ate there the following night too. If you go, ask for James.
Our last day in Oregon, we spent relaxing on the beach in front of our condo. Playing frisbee, exploring tidepools along the jetty, building sandcastles, and trying to catch sand crabs in the waves.
Grace was very reluctant to touch the sand at first, but warmed up to it eventually.
Now that both boys can read, family board games are a lot more entertaining.
Farewell, Newport. We will miss you!
This was our rainy view of Portland, where we spent three hours in rush hour traffic, and still managed to get home in less time than it took us to drive the "short" route there.
Jacob showing off his souvenirs. Not shown: the dead starfish that rode home with us and required immediate disposal.