Thursday, September 8, 2016

The rest of our vacation...

Jocelynne's request was to ride horses on the beach. We were not able to take our camera on the ride. It was beautiful though and I wish we could have captured it.

 The horse that Jocelynne rode was beautiful. Her name was Tiny. What a fun memory!
 Jay's cousin Bill lives in Salem, so we invited them to our beach house for a day. What fun it was to have them.
 The kids enjoyed playing with Marli and Jaque. It was so fun catching up with them and talking about Jay's trip to Burkina Faso.
 I love that Nadi brings her culture with her wherever she goes. This piece of fabric is commonly used to carry children on their mothers back in Burkina Faso.
 Jaque and Jocelynne having fun even though the wind was wild that day.
 Our neighbors had just brought in their catch of crab for the day. They were so generous and shared some with us! What a treat!
 I don't remember the last time I had crab that tasted this good. It was such fun sharing it with Bill and Nadi and their kids.
 Jay usually woke up before all of us and went for a morning beach walk. This was one of the many pictures he captured.
 I love watching our kids enjoy the beach, probably because I have fond memories of playing on the beach as a child. We took many walks.
 ...and did lots of exploring.

 I wish I would have taken more pictures of our little beach house.It was perfect for our family. It had a fun backyard full of sand and toys that the boys loved to play in.
 Out of all the beaches we have been to in OR, this is the only beach we have found whole sand dollars at. Emily's request was to find shells. We got quite a collection during our visit.
 This picture reminds me that there is beauty even in the broken.
 This is one of my favorites. The last morning of our stay Jay got the kids up early for a morning beach combing walk. They did find some really unique shells too.
These are just a few of the many memories we made during our visit to Pacific City. So many things I didn't capture on camera, but we will treasure them nonetheless.

1 comment:

Gwen Peterson said...

Love these! I have fond memories of the Oregon beaches as a child. That coastline is absolutely beautiful!