Monday, January 19, 2009

Days 18 & 19, more beach pictures and year in review layouts

We are back from our camping trip and here are my pictures from Sunday and today. When we drove up to our yurt yesturday, the welcome committee was ready. They were always close by. We had to be careful that the boys did not box them in. I used an extention cord to hook up our popcorn popper to the outlet in the yurt last night and made popcorn on the porch and four of the little guys were circling. This morning when we left they looked kind of pouty because we did not make a big breakfast and spill it everywhere.
The second picture is of Christian and Liam at the mouth of the Columbia River. We stayed a Ft. Stephens. This area is famous for two main reasons. 1. Lewis and Clark wintered in this area. Ft. Clastop where they stayed is just a couple of miles from here and 2. This is the only place on the continental US to be shelled by the Japanese in WWII.

The photos above are from Seaside. We tried to do some clamming, but the clams have moved on. The bumper crop was not hanging around this weekend. It was so windy today we did not want to go crabbing either. The boys had a great time hanging and playing on the beach. As you can see by the bare feet and light clothing, it was quite warm and there was almost no wind.

I took these photos at the beach at Ft. Stevens during sunset. The remains of a shipwreck are on this beach. Christian also found a catepillar here.

I took these pictures at the Russell Battery which was part of a military base from 1904-1944. The others are on the beach by the Columbia River.

I took these in Astoria. We walked on the path along the Columbia. The railroad crossing sign cracks me up since it is right in front of the Columbia river. The bell and anchor are part of a Maritime museum.
Here are the 2008 Year in Review Layouts I did for Christian and Liam

Credits: Poppy Page Kit by Jannylyn Brokken, Template by Stephanie Ogren

Credits: Just Cuz by Jannylyn Brokken, Template by Moriginals, Frames by Flergs and Stitching by Pineapple Plantation (From Daily Digi Download)


Erika said...

So many beautiful photos! Looks like your trip was very nice. And the weather! So nice to see the sun, we are not spoiled with that in wintery Sweden! :)

bentonflocke said...

wow so many fantastic shots thank´s for the view in your camping trip and your wonderful layouts

Tammy said...

Oh my goodness what wonderful pictures. I love the Year in Review layout.

Zippizip said...

I absolutely love the first Russell Battery shot of all of the doors going of into the distance. Great Photos!

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Barb said...

beautiful photos!

Totally Rawkin Designs said...

What wonderful photos!And great layouts!

Ellay said...

Great photos!! Looks like fun!
And you year in review layouts are awesome. What a cool thing to have and look back on.

Mara said...

Your pictures are great. Looks like it was a beautiful day. ;-)

fun fliffy said...

i love beach photos
those look like racoons
very beautiful and fun family outing