Sigh.....we're home. We are tired, sunburned (well, me anyway) and not ready to get back to the real world. But alas we must. So I started with laundry last night, shopping this morning so we could eat and cleaning the bathroom today, so it feels like we never left.
This is my shot of Manzanita taken from approximately the same spot on Hwy 101. The motel was very accommodating to families and had everything we needed.
The view was great, right across the street from the beach and would have been absolutely perfect if not for the young child upstairs who didn't really know how to walk anywhere. He seemed to have to run back and forth in the room and on the deck clear up until 10:00 pm.
It took us awhile to find a nice place to eat for our anniversary so we eventually drove back into Cannon Beach and spent way too much money and ate way too much food. But that's what vacations are for, right?
We walked on a total of 5 different beaches and saw things that we'd never seen before; everything from caves, a small waterfall, to a cat on a leash. No kidding, a cat on a leash on the beach. Wish we had taken a picture of it.
The weather was pretty cooperative. We only had two half days of rain but were still able to get out before/after. And the last day was the best with a high of 74 with sun and some clouds. That's why I foolishly didn't bother to put any sunblock on, even though I knew better. My face got it the worst and didn't really start bothering me until we got home. I felt like I was on fire and my face is all puffy. Mr. Sol and I really do not get along very well at all.
Also, one upsetting incident is when my daughter dropped her camera in the water and sand. She was trying to get her wet shoe off and it fell out her pocket and made a splash. The water wasn't deep but it still got wet. She opted not to put in the case because well you know, mothers don't know anything. Dear hubby ran to the market to buy some rice and after I took the battery and card out, we buried it in rice. I read that if you drop your cell phone, ipod, or camera in water, put it in rice for 24 hours to pull the moisture out. The battery turned out ok and the card is still good but the lens will not stay out enough to take a picture. So we'll be finding a camera repair shop this week sometime.
Our dog Nellie missed us a lot though and she's been either sleeping or following me around all day.
Well, back to the daily grind.