Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Chillin' in Neskowin

As most of the nation knows if you've listened to national weather - the northwest is in the midst of some record-breaking high temperatures. Hitting the 100's in Eugene happens about as often as snow arrives for us - perhaps a couple days a year. When it settles in for a stay - it causes just about as much discussion.... we Oregonians are used to things being a little more many folks head west to escape the heat.

Not always, but quite often, if the valley is hot, the coast is often banked in with fog/clouds (and that happens in reverse as well). The forecast suggested the beach would make it to a cool 88 degrees, but as Michele, myself and the kids peeked over the top of the mountain - we saw the telltale signs of the gray fog - and sure enough - the temps barely reached the mid-70's.

The temperature was perfect for us though - and based on the crowds and intense line-up of vehicles to get into Lincoln City (which is why we detoured to Neskowin) it seemed many other Oregonians felt the same way. The kids had a blast digging holes, playing in the waves, and making sand creations. As for me, I got a much-needed nap, while Michele played with the kids and snapped some of these fun pics.


j.nelson said...

beach babies! that's what i like to see! :)

Anonymous said...

holy cow!!! what a huge hole!!!! that looks like a lot of fun! how lucky of you to live so close to the beach...our beach trek was a whole 18 hours away!!!!!! i love the fog in the pictures...pretty neat!

sara said...

70s? brrrrrrr!!! That is not swimmin' weather for this southern girl!!

But it looks like they had a blast!

Growin' with it! said...

how cool! cuz i've been thinking about all you lately and seriously thought...hey bet the coast is perfect!! so by the swimsuits instead of overcoats...glad to see you enjoyed it! ☺

StephieAnne said...

Yes, the coast was a welcome relief from the sweltering temps here. I find myself not wanting to leave the house because I don't want to face the furnace to run errands!

But, as for the temp of the water - still ICE COLD - and so painful to be in. This weekend we are headed to Cannon Beach where one of our college friends - (Julie aka j.nelson) will teach us how to surf. Michele was quick to point out just how frigid the water temp was (as she played in it and I didn't) and how thankful she was that SHE wasn't going to be learning how to surf in it =) I was quick to point out that we'll have FULL wetsuits at our disposal. As it stands now, John and I might be doing more watching and assisting with the kids vs. actually trying ourselves given recent back (John) and neck (me) issues. Man, we're getting old!