Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

We’re starting 2014 the same place we started 2013 – at the beach. We’ve spent a lot of time at the Oregon coast this past year, and I have to say it’s one of my favorite spots. If you’ve been reading this blog for some time you may have noticed the shift from lots of different adventures to ones that are more coast centric. We spend most of our weekends exploring the north coast of Oregon and the Long Beach Peninsula of Washington. There’s so much to see and do!

We did something this week we’ve never done before – clamming for razor clams. We bought the necessary license, purchased the gear, watched the YouTube videos, and waited for the negative tide to head out to clam. We stomped around looking for a show (that’s how you know where the razor clams are), but only got one clam. It didn’t look like those around us were having much luck, either. Maybe everyone was as inexperienced as we were.

Clamming on the Oregon coast
Clamming on the Oregon coast

We’re looking forward to lots of adventures in 2014. We hope you’ll stick around to see what we’re up to.

She Picked Chicken Feet

by Gretchen DeMoss

We took Kendall shopping in Seaside, OR yesterday, and out of all of the treats they have at Beach Puppy, she picked chicken feet.

Chicken feet dog treats
Chicken feet dog treats

They crunch like potato chips, and she loves ┬áthem. I bought two, but she’s only had one so far.

Yummy chicken feet
Yummy chicken feet

Kendall loves shopping in Seaside. She’s welcome in the antique mall, the dog store, and the Ace Hardware. Some of our favorite restaurants are down in that area, too. We love the Firehouse Grill for breakfast and the Yummy Wine Bar & Bistro for happy hour. Of course, her favorite thing to do in Seaside is walking on the beach, although we’ve had to curtail our walks for a little bit.

Seaside Holiday Lights Parade

Last Friday the rains subsided just in time for the Seaside Holiday Lights Parade through downtown Seaside, OR. We went prepared with our rain pants, boots, and rain jackets and never got wet! We left Kendall at the house since it had been raining so hard, and we weren’t sure how she’d do with the sirens in the parade.

Here are some of the highlights.

The trash truck was all decked out with lights.
More of the trash truck
The 4-H club float