Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Cape Lookout

Last Friday Dan, the kids, and I loaded up our trusty van and headed out to Cape Lookout State Park on the Oregon coast for five days of camping. The weather forecast called for rain on Friday, but as you can see, we were greeted by beautiful weather.
After setting up camp we immediately set out for the beach.
We had a good time watching the waves, the seagulls, and the sunset. :)
Happy to be on vacation - away from it all!
Our silly AnnaLynn jumping for joy!
(and showing off her cute belly button...)
Dan took this fabulous photo of the sunset; it truly doesn't do it justice.
On Sunday we worshipped at a small Reformed Baptist church in Tillamook and then headed to Cape Meares to see the lighthouse and the Octopus Tree.
AnnaLynn and Daniel decided to do some rock climbing while we were there...
But then we saw this sign...
A nice lady offered to take a picture of the four of us. :)
The Octopus tree is a sight to behold - the oddest tree I've ever seen. Danny thought it was ridiculous that he wasn't allowed to climb it.
Monday after breakfast we took a long walk on the beach. Below is a shot of the kids demonstrating their newly-acquired skill of "riding with no hands."
The kids don't get much of an opportunity to ride their bikes out where we live, so they rode as often as they could while we were at camp and couldn't wait to try riding on the beach.
Monday afternoon we were joined by several families from our church who were coming for the annual summer church camp-out.
Here I am getting a sunburn while visiting with the Kochs
and the J. Berkompas family (although I'm not sure what I'm smiling about).
Maybe it was this...
"Take my picture, Mr. Seifert!"
A cute Kaylee gets her toes wet.
No camping trip is complete without a good campfire on the beach. A perfect ending to the perfect camping trip; singing hymns and camp songs around the fire with our church family.

We are so incredibly thankful for the few days we were able to get away together as a family!
"Blessed is every one who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways. When you eat the labor of your hands, you shall be happy, and it shall be well with you."
Psalm 128:1-2

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