We had such an amazing time at the beach this past weekend. We met up with my grandmother, aunts, uncle and cousins. It was so wonderful to play in the waves all day and roast hot dogs over bonfires on the beach in the evenings. Because most of my family lives in Idaho, we don't get to see them much, so it was great to catch up. They are all such fun to hang out with!
It did, however, become a little confusing hanging out with Ellie's namesake, her great-grandmother Ellie. We had to differentiate between "Little Ellie" and "Big Ellie." So people would say things like, "I gave Ellie our room key." And I would think, "Why would you do that? She's just a baby and quite likely to lose it." Of course, all problems were solved when Grandma Ellie came back with the room keys. She's much more responsible than Baby Ellie.
And I took a lot of pictures.
We stayed at the Surfsand Resort in Canon Beach, Oregon, and it was very nice. They had a cabana service that provided towels and beach chairs and umbrellas. And in the evenings they supplied our firewood and even built the bonfires for us. I must, of course, mention the incredibly soft and cozy beds in the rooms. I think I slept better in two nights than I have cumulatively in the last two years. And the halibut fish and chips from the Ecola Seafood Restaurant and Market were amazing. Just thinking about it makes me want to go get some more. And, as is required by law when visiting Canon Beach, we tucked into some lovely candy shops and stocked up on sea salt caramels, chocolate-dipped Oreos, fudge and salt-water taffy.
It's really a good thing I don't live there. I would try to subsist on fish and chips and candy. It probably wouldn't work out too well. But it sure is a fun way to vacation.