Have you ever been to the Oregon Coast?
When we moved to the northwest over 30 years ago (okay, now I'm feeling old(er)) we were excited to be back near the ocean -- the pacific ocean. Since we had relatives only 4 hours south in Oregon, that meant trips to the coast. Every summer my sister-in-law and I would load up the kids and head to a rented coastal cabin. I have great memories of all those trips - the sandcastles, the kites, the walks on the beach (with a pocket filled with M&M's) and crab dinners. The vast sandy beaches, crashing breakers and little hamlet coastal towns are still there and just waiting for us. This year, the Oregon coast trip will be for a niece's wedding - perfect!