Thankful Thursday

I am really far behind on posts…I’m throwing this Thankful Thursday back to Spring Break, the first week of April.

Over a year later and COVID was still messing with our plans. Originally we were going to fly to AZ and spend a week in Sedona, which we were all very excited for. Mark and I got married in Sedona and have not been back since then, so it has been a long time, and Sky was so looking forward to flying, and seeing wear Mommy and Daddy got married. However, the numbers in AZ were pretty bad back then, so we decided it was safer to cancel that plan and scramble to see if we could book a camp spot at our favorite Spring Break destination!

The beach at sunset is beautiful, and the tidepools are so fun to explore. It’s a really special spot!
Every kid on a beach no matter the temp!

Lucky us, Sunset Bay campground in Coos Bay Or had an opening for us! https://stateparks.oregon.gov/index.cfm?do=park.profile&parkId=70 We love heading down there for Spring Break because we tend to get a few days of nice weather since it’s so far south, and we truly love the hiking, beaches, sand dunes, and seafood in the area. We had a few rainy days this time around and took advantage of that to take a drive south further down the OR coast. I had no idea we were so close to CA actually, and we almost made it to the state line, but decided to turn around so we’d have time to stop at a fish market and get dinner on the way back to camp.

The big thing we wanted to do this year was quad on the dunes since Sky was old enough to have her own quad. I was not able to participate, but Mark and Sky had a blast!

This was probably one of the most relaxing camping trips I’ve ever had. Due to some health stuff I spent most of my time in camp resting and reading books, 3 in one week! Mark and Sky had a lot of adventure time together as I was just not able to spend time on the dunes or hiking. I’m not complaining though, it was a really lovely trip and we found some truly beautiful spots further down the coast that we had no idea existed. I can’t wait to get back down there and explore again!

They did a one-way hike that took several hours. I was able to pack a lunch and pick them up at the end of their hike.
The area between Bandon, OR and Gold Beach, OR (we turned around in Gold Beach) is so beautiful! We found a few easy little walks that I was able to do and we outdrove the rain, so it was really lovely.

I’m super thankful we were able to switch plans at the last minute and still have a wonderful time. It was so nice to get out of the house and out of town for a week! And, it was really nice to visit one of our favorite spots again! We missed visiting in 2020 since the parks were closed and it really is such a beautiful area, with really great adventures to be had!

One of the more exciting things we experienced was the Coast Guard training on the cliffs at one of the viewpoints, it was kind of cool to watch them repel and rescue.

What are you thankful for today?

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