Adventures: Yachats, Oregon 2013

July 30, 2013 · 13 comments

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We spent four much-needed vacation days in Yachats, Oregon last week. It was essentially the same trip as this one last year with a slight change in the cast of characters. The schedule centered around my 85-year-old grandma from California getting to spend quality time with my kids and my brother’s 1 1/2-year-old daughter, but there was also plenty of fried-fish eating, sand-castle building, Catan settling, Harry Potter reading, coffee drinking, potty training, crawdad cooking, Lego building, and general merry making. Plus my cousin Amelia was there, and she’s about the coolest person I know.

(Side note here: For the better part of a decade, my cousin trained to be a professional circus acrobat. When that didn’t pan out, she switched to softball and played in college while getting a degree in neuroscience. She’s hoping to eventually go back to school to become a physician’s assistant. Some of her best friends from her acrobatics gym went on to circus school and are now performing in various Seven Fingers shows around the world, which sound super duper cool, and I definitely want to see them if they ever come to Portland.)

Yachats (YA-hots) is possibly the cutest little town on the Oregon Coast. The weather was chilly while we were there (pretty typical for the Oregon Coast in the summer), but I heard it hit 99° in the Willamette Valley while we were gone, so I won’t complain. The waves, the sunsets, the flowers, and the charm won me over. Again.

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Sylvia Adair July 31, 2013 at 6:45 am

I just want you to know how much I enjoy reading your blog and seeing the beautiful pictures you post. Thanks for sharing your life with us.

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Alison Fennell July 31, 2013 at 7:12 am

Who could fail to relax in this area of natural beauty!!! I love the post and sounds as if you had an enriching time. Thanks for all these jaw-dropping images. That home by the sea with the nastursiums growing all around is idyllic – an enjoyable read:) Bet you are glad you missed the 99 degrees. We have had a severe heatwave here in Wales, UK and I’m not sad to see the misty rain back for a spell…

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Sasha July 31, 2013 at 8:04 am

Beautiful!! I love how rich the color of the hydrangea is (they’re one of my favorite flowers) :) Thanks for sharing!!

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Camille July 31, 2013 at 10:03 pm

The hydrangeas there were crazy. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them that bright.

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Mia July 31, 2013 at 9:23 am

The photos are stunning.

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Linda July 31, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Loved your photos. Brought back wonderfully fond memories of the summer of 1967 spent at OSU with weekends at Seal Rock in my friend’s home with an ocean view. I can almost smell again the salty air and hear the clattering of waves amid the pebbles on the beach. One of the best summers of my life. Charming indeed!!

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Lesley July 31, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Thanks for the gorgeous photos, you have a great eye for framing a scene.

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abby July 31, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Awesome photos, Camille. Yachats really is one of the cutest towns and charms me every time, even after having been there so many times. Driving through on my way back home from your place I wandered around for a bit all excited over taking pictures of flowers. So many flowers in that town right now!

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jenny July 31, 2013 at 8:41 pm

such pretty pictures!!! i’ve never been to the west coast but you make it so tempting…

who takes care of your goats and chickens when you are gone? i thought i might like to get goats (had one for a short time as a kid and still love them, and i make a lot of dairy products as a hobby so i could use the milk), but i also like to travel and am worried about how i would ever find anyone willing and able to take care of a goat!

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Camille July 31, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Goats and traveling do not go well together. This time, Henry’s brother took care of things including milking. It was too much to ask him to do all the pre-milking routine, so I told him to just throw the milk out.

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Diane August 8, 2013 at 3:50 pm

wonderful photographs!!!!

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Diane August 8, 2013 at 3:52 pm

if you ever consider selling prints i would love that third from the bottom!

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heather August 29, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Makes me miss Oregon SO much! Thanks for the memories. :)

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