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After we found out about Jonathan we decided it would be good to get away. Luckily, one of Zack's favorite clients had just offered to rent us their lovely beach house, cheap. So off we headed to Long Beach Washington. It is about 2.5 hours away. We left on Friday morning last week (after we picked Zack's sister Melissa and her daughter Allison from California, up from the airport) and came home on Thursday this week. It was a lovely week.
We spent the week enjoying the house, which was fabulous, playing on the beach when the weather cooperated. We went to the Sunday market with our friends Wade, Di and Jeremiah and Melissa and Allie who came up for the weekend. Astoria is an amazing little town on the edge of Oregon, about 30 minutes from where we were staying. That is where the movie Goonies was filmed. We tried to find the house but we were unable to, we did see the jail from the movie though. We also bumped into our old neighbor Brett from our old Jackson st neighborhood. He and his wife moved last year to Astoria for a job opportunity. We ended up finding a fabulous park.
Overall we had an amazing time and it was good to get away and not think about the things at home or obligations and things needing done.
Here are some pics from the trip.
kiddos sleeping on the way there.
Wade, Di and Jeremiah us, Melissa and Allie
Family in the sand
We love you Jonathan! You will always be in our hearts!
Dead Man's Cove at Cape Disappointment. Above the cove is a lovely lighthouse.
The lighthouse above the cove, which is behind the "white" topped rocks
The kiddos at Waikiki Beach at Cape Disappointment. There are these forts all over the beach. The kids had a blast playing in them. This Cape is one of the most dangerous areas for nautical navigation in the world and many many ships have parished.