Roy, Sheena, D, K, A, C and L

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013


They actually made me take a picture of each of them in the driver's seat.  I'm only posting this one.
I've been wanting to go to Tillamook for a long time and finally we did it!  Of course we went to the cheese factory because that is really why we wanted to go there to begin with.  Tillamook is our favorite cheese.  It was our favorite ice cream until Roy started making his own.  True story: When we first got there a girl was passing out free samples of strawberry ice cream.  K started eating hers and said, "This is so yummy.  It's even better than daddy's!"  Sshhh, don't tell Roy.
So we did the free factory tour.  Which is self guided.  Which is really just looking through a few windows and reading some posters.  It was fun; I'm glad we went.  Truth is the hype over the free tour is really so you walk in the door and then somehow before you walk back out you've spent $100 on lunch, cheese, ice cream and fudge.  Or grandpa and grandma have if you're lucky enough to have them with you!
The kids thought it was pretty cool though.  I'd go back again but I want to do it in the winter.  The factory was crazy packed!  When I asked a worker if this was a normal crowds she said everyday is like that in the summer.  So next time, we go in the winter and maybe we'll actually be able to hear some of the videos explaining how they make cheese and ice cream.
After the factory we went looking for jerky because my favorite jerky also comes from Tillamook area.  Turns out Werner's doesn't have an outlet store so we settled for something 2nd best.
We decided to drive up the coast a bit before heading home.  We ended up stopping in Cannon Beach.  It was such a gorgeous day!  Much better than when we actually planned a trip to the coast last week.  The kids didn't have swim suits or towels or anything to play in the sand with.  But as you can see, that didn't stop them at all!
A is afraid of the ocean.  Luckily there was this water pooled on the beach for her to play in.

K is running into the ocean.  D is the small speck of a person you can barely make out in the distance.  Don't know who the third person (on the right side) is.
Even grandma finally gave into the temptation and took her shoes off to walk in the water and sand.
Did I mention it was a beautiful day?  Probably the best weather day I've ever seen on the Oregon coast.

K spent most of the time running - she'd run from water to sand and back again just for the sheer joy of being alive!
Grandpa took a walk down the beach.  I walked out into the water a ways.  It was warm enough to not make your feet hurt until after you'd been in for about a minute!  Poor daddy missed out.  He stayed home to work today.

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