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 mild....so 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.