The last trip of Adam's paternity leave was to the Oregon coast.
We had wonderful, foggy, soggy Northwest weather making the coastline more dramatic and beautiful in my opinion.
We stayed two nights in the town of Seaside, but drove south to Cannon Beach to explore.
In Cannon Beach, we walked along the main beach to Haystack rock. It was incredibly windy. I could barely walk a straight line and Adam's hat blew off and went whizzing down the beach so fast he almost didn't catch it.
Sand raced across the beach and whipped our ankles:
We saw many jellyfish washed ashore:
The other wonderful thing we did in Cannon Beach is eat. We ate three delicious crepes at Crepe Neptune, a lovely creperie owned by a young couple
and drank an absolutely heavenly Mayan Chocolate Shake at Chocolate Cafe.
If you are ever in the area, you must get one! We asked tons of questions about their recipe (Alpenrose vanilla ice cream, 70% dark chocolate, Saigon cinnamon, Ancho chili pepper, Chipotle chili pepper) so we can experiment at home.
Back home in Seaside, we took Elliott swimming again by wrapping him in a towel and periodically dipping him into the warm water.
Elliott finds swimming relaxing: