Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sea level on the Seventh floor

Tony and I have really enjoyed our trips to the beach this year, but this was by far the most fun going to Seaside to stay at the Worldmark Resort with Brent, Randi, & Brennalyn.

Our room was on the 7th floor beach front, which made it a great view of the ocean both directions, and very peaceful.

Each day we took in a different activity, and Brennalyn was really a great sport with all the changes she has been going through. Not that she never had bad times, but considering how many times her schedule got shifted, I thought she did pretty good.

Walking the main strip with all the shops, candy(170 different kinds of Salt Water taffy), many kinds of fudge, ice cream, and of course the carousel ride draws in all the visitors.

Brennalyn expressed her true feeling for the carousel experience, or maybe for grama taking another picture. She seemed to be fine watching the animals go round and round, or all the bright colors, but when Randi got on to take her for a ride, she would scream. After two different attempts she decided Brennalyn was too traumatized , so they got off.

The morning that Brent & Tony went golfing, Randi, Brennalyn and I went for a walk out on the beach to enjoy the fresh air, but also to watch the hundreds of people who were out clamming. It was interesting to see people of all ages with waders on, digging for clams.
As much as I love sea food, clams have really never been one of my favorites, which made it easy for me not to feel left out for not getting any.

On one of the overcast, drizzly days we drove to Tillamook for squeaky cheese and ice cream at the cheese factory. It wasn't the prettiest drive due to the clouds, but all enjoyed the tasty adventure. On the way home from Tillamook we stopped at Mo's for clam chowder, fish & chips, and Brent got his oyster shooter.

The evenings were great times to relax playing games, or watch a movie. As you can see even Brennalyn was focused on the show. The best entertainment however was talking to Brennalyn, and listening to her stories.

The time seemed to go by all to quickly, as is usually the case when you are having a good time, but I guess reality needed to be faced once again. I am so grateful for the time we have had together making memories.

1 comment:

Naomi said...

What a beautiful view from the resort. Sounds like y'all had a great bonding time. Love, love, love the pics. Thanks for sharing. :-)