Well we’re just back from a wonderful camping trip on the Oregon coast. We linked up with my niece Lexy and her husband, Charlie. Proud owners of a cool little Westfalia VW camper, they drove up the California coast from Venice Beach, CA.
We had my sister-in-law, Debi and her granddaughter Jane on board with us. We’d picked them up at the SEA-TAC airport the evening before. They flew in from Denver, CO.
And of course we were joined by our daughter Leane and her crew of Dudes. I think we have to credit Leane with the original concept of the “VanSlam”.
We choose Beverly Beach State Park, about 7 miles north of Newport, OR. It was about 1/2 way down the Oregon coast and had a perfect little trail to the beach running under Highway 101.
So before I get too wordy… How about we take a look at a little movie we made. Then I’ll drop a few more photos in after the show.
Here is a little more beach fun for you.
This little pup, Nalu was like a rocket when chasing the ball down the beach.
The Dudes took an immediate liking to Nalu and she followed them everywhere.
Speaking of running wild on the beach… Well, you already saw the movie, so you know what I’m gonna say.
The King – Thank you very much!
Sunday afternoon found us all headed out. Lexy and Charlie were driving south. The Dudes and me and Suzie were driving Jane and Debi north to the Portland airport, they were catching a flight back to Denver.
We still had a couple of camp days left on our itinerary so we crossed back into Washington and dropped in to Seaquest State Park, at the base of the Mt. Saint Helens road.
Even though the weather had turned to rain we decided to make the drive up to the volcano and see what we could see. As we discovered… not much at the top. But there was still some highlights along the way.
At one of our stops the Dudes all went down to look at the helicopter (grounded due to the weather). When the pilot saw the the excited little guys he invited them to have a seat in the cockpit and gave us a brief run down of the operation. Thanks Michael Carroll of Hillsboro Aviation. And thanks for the stickers too.
Well, thats about it for this one. I thought I would save my favorite image for last… but, really, it’s pretty hard to tell which one was my favorite image.
Till next time. Thanks for following along on our travels. Kat