It has been a long time since I've been on a vacation where I didn't feel ready to head home once it was over. I think that is a sign that we had a very good time.
Saturday morning, bright and early, we headed out for the Oregon Coast. Newport, Oregon to be precise. There is nothing quite like the feeling that comes over you when you get your first glimpse of that beautiful ocean. There are no words that can do it justice. Simply breathtaking.
Our first day was spent at the ocean. After breakfast we walked down to South Beach State Park. The walk itself, just a mile, was nice as we had plenty of pretty flowers and birds to enjoy along the way. The park is lovely, but the beach is magnificent.
We pulled off our shoes and stood in the water, collected shells and pretty stones that washed up and walked along the surf. We had sunshine and a light breeze, it was spectacular.
We walked back to the hotel, stopping first to check out a cute little antique and collectibles shop. Then it was time for a late lunch of fish & chips at the really cute cafe located behind our hotel. The food was really good and the service too, really sweet waitresses.