At the end of July, our family set out for the Central Oregon Coast to spend a week with Grandma & Grandpa Black, the Andersons (Dustin, Liz, and Nolan), the other Andersons (Cindy, Dave, Nathan, and Lindsey), Ryan, and Deke & Dory. We had a couple units at the Worldmark Depoe Bay. We saw gray whales almost every day—the first ones within a half an hour of our arrival.
All the menfolk took a daytrip to the Evergreen Air & Space Museum in McMinnville. The ladies opted to search for a pedicure (which ended up being back at the timeshare, courtesy of Lindsey).
Another day, we went down to Agate Beach to see the dock from the Japanese tsunami that had washed ashore. Equally fascinating were the miniature sand dunes.
A family bike ride along the Yaquina River (the Andersons, Blacks, and Cools) was another highlight, complete with a perfect tractor photo op.
We also spent time exploring Newport. Sean took the boys to the Newport Aquarium, where Guyan was eaten by a shark, and Sean was eaten by shrimp.
As I look through the hundreds of pictures we have from this trip, I am seeing the need to compartmentalize. The next few posts will focus on some of the other big Cool Family highlights from Depoe Bay.