While visiting my parents, we went to the coast!!! Coos Bay, Oregon!! I was SOOO excited to finally see the ocean again! I hadn’t been to the coast for 21 months – when we went to the Redwoods/Crescent City with my parents in March 2010! And I hadn’t been to Coos Bay for almost two and a half years when we went for a family reunion in July 2009! We got to Coos Bay in the late afternoon and checked in at our motel. Then we went to Charleston to eat dinner at Fisherman’s Grotto. I ate a delicious salmon burger and yummy clam chowder! After we finished eating dinner, we headed over to Shore Acres State Park! I wanted to see the Holiday Lights there in the gardens. First, Taylor and I went down to Simpson Beach while my parents strolled around the garden. It was starting to get dusky so the light made everything have a hint of such a beautiful blue-ish color!! I loved it! Oh, and it was raining a lot! So I really loved that too! Taylor didn’t love that part at all. Unfortunately, he really dislikes rain! It was so wonderful though to be able to breathe in such fresh, clean air! The waves were so awesome that evening!! They were MASSIVE! I could have just watched the waves there all night! I loved listening to the crashing of the huge waves too! And I loved the feeling of ocean wind blowing and raindrops falling on me!
We went back up to the gardens and found my parents and looked at the Holiday lights with them for a while. They were spectacular! Lights were everywhere! They had so many adorable Christmas trees decorated by different companies as well. We went inside the Garden House and got to drink hot cider and eat cookies too! Oh and they had some trees lit up with pinecone lights! So cute!!
Then we took one last look at the beautiful ocean and went back to the motel. I’ll write more about the next day at the coast later!