Monday, July 28, 2008

Seaside: The Good and Bad

Good: We had a great time in Seaside, Oregon this last weekend. Seaside may not be the most glamorous place on the Oregon Coast, but all the kitschy attractions are perfect for our no-frills family.

Bad: It was cloudy for most of our visit.

Good: It didn't rain! At least while we were outside. Very much.

Bad: The ocean water was freezing.

Good: 80% of the people in our family didn't mind one bit! I suppose once you got numb, the water didn't seem too bad. Ethan and Robert practiced their skim boarding and Jonah and Isaac jumped the waves.

Bad: The boys found it difficult to look at the camera or refrain from making a funny face for most of the pictures I snapped.
Good: I've stopped caring and will get my revenge when I show my stash of "bad" pictures to my boy's future girlfriends. I can't wait.


Bad: The price of a generous Tillamook ice cream cone at "The Candyman" has risen in price from 75 cents to $1.
Good: $1 is still a fabulous deal. And you can get a kid cone for 75 cents if you can't part with an extra quarter.

Bad: The boys went through almost all the clothes I brought for them in the first 5 hours of our vacation.

Good: They didn't mind wearing dirty clothes.
Bad: The sun broke through the clouds just as we were pulling out of Seaside.
Good: We knew we'd be back soon on a sunny day.
Bad: The car encountered problems about 30 miles from home and our 90 minute drive turned into a 90 minute drive with a 4 hour wait. (photo NOT available)
Excellent: Brother-in-law to the rescue! Dale brought us 3 new belts AND is smart enough to have tools in his car. He and Robert got their hands greasy and got us safely on our way.

2 comments:

melziemom04 said...

Glad you were able to get beyond your car troubles and still enjoy your vacation. I used to love going out to Seaside when I lived up there....and I think I miss Tillamook ice cream (and cheese, too...it's a FORTUNE for an 8 oz block here) even more!

Senia said...

Just another one to add, off the top of my head...

Good: Frog-eyed salad!
Bad: Hearing Uncle Dale groan for hours about how he ate too much of said salad.