Lincoln City and Newport

by alyson

(Continuation from last post from the Oregon Coast with my family.)

August 22nd: Happy 5th year anniversary. We had such a fun/unique date.

First we drove to Siletz to visit my cousins and see their self-sustaining home/farm. My cousin Mindy is basically what everyone on Pinterest is trying to achieve. She is an incredible cook and everything is home made. She home schools her children who both play several instruments each, know how to train animals, are very obedient etc etc. It was fun catching a glimpse into their lives.

We had an amazing lunch down by the river with a nice little fire going. Then we got to meet all the animals. Oh the animals. Can anyone guess what my favorite part was? I toted a bunny around with me for the rest of the “tour” and didn’t want to let him go.

Fire by the river

Fire by the river

Lunch

Lunch

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Kacie + Bunny

Kacie + Bunny

This is my friend Sammi.

8-22-13    This is my friend Sammi.

More darling faces

More darling faces

Seriously people?

Seriously people?

Puppies + kids

Puppies + kids

Brynn fed the horse one grain at a time.

Brynn fed the horse one grain at a time.

Did Doug like feeding them?

Did Doug like feeding them?

Chick chick chickens

Chick chick chickens

Oh Brynny

Oh Brynny

I never put that bunny down

I never wanted to put that bunny down

Gramma!

Gramma!

 

Doug and I left after the animal tour and went into Newport for our “date”. I had to change my shirt because I left with more bunny fur on me than on the bunny. I didn’t care.

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First stop: Kite Shop

First stop: Kite Shop

Hot Cocoa

Next: Hot Cocoa

Bought a new friend, Elephant, at a cool interior design shop

Bought a new friend, Elephant, at a cool interior design shop

A new bracelet with magical powers

A new bracelet with (supposed) magical powers

Back to Lincoln City for dinner with an ocean view.

Back to Lincoln City for dinner with an ocean view.

 

We had such a fun day exploring the little cities and hanging out with each other. The plan was supposed to include glass blowing but we arrived too late to get an appointment so we scheduled one for the following day.

 

The next day we went with the whole fam to the Newport Aquarium. Sea Otters are my new favorite creature.

See Sea Lion?

See Sea Lion?

I love you, sea otter

I love you, sea otter

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Our favorite

Our favorite.

Wow.

Wow.

Got to touch them!

Got to touch them!

 

Then we went to visit the sea lions on the wharf.

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Pictures do not do justice for how cool of an experience the glass blowing was. I’ll try to put together a video to show the process, it blew our minds (pun not intended).

2100 Degrees F

2100 Degrees F

So it begins

So it begins

Adding color

Adding color

Back to kiln. This one was 2500 degrees

Back to kiln. This one was 2500 degrees

Just keep spinning, just keep spinning spinning

Just keep spinning, just keep spinning spinning

Make design

Make design

Blow blow blow

Blow blow blow

 

Stamp of approval

Stamp of approval

 

Now down to the beach.

 

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This post is getting too long… to be continued…again.