We headed to the beach for the day on Saturday. Considering we live an hour from the nearest beach, it was getting a little sad that we hadn’t been since last December.
Elizabeth had been excited about the trip for days. We left early and headed for our first stop at the Tillamook Air Museum.
Aside from having a neat assortment of WWII-era aircraft, the building itself is absolutely amazing. It is a wooden structure (with a metal roof on the outside) that was build to house blimps. To say it is huge is an understatement.
We ate at the air museum cafe. It has the cutest 1940s/1950s theme. Elizabeth loved the planes hanging from the ceiling, but they were soon eclipsed by the french fries (and her first experience with tartar sauce- which she loved).
After lunch we headed to the Tillamook Cheese Factory for some ice cream.
We got to watch the pepperjack cheese be packaged, which had all three of us enthralled for much longer than I expected.
After our ice cream (consisting of Cookies and Cream, Grandma’s Cake Batter, and Caramel Toffee Crunch), we headed up to Hug Point at Cannon Beach where we met up with my mom, her boyfriend, and my niece Addie.
I caught this beautiful picture of my wonderful husband and daughter flying a kite.
The girls loved playing in the sand with their sand toys the most. I found the kite flying to be the most relaxing (I was off flying it on my own for a while, humming “Let’s Go Fly A Kite” from Mary Poppins).
After a yummy pizza dinner, one of our last stops was Bruce’s Candy Shop in Cannon Beach. Elizabeth definitely had the begging look down (my cute niece in the left of the picture below, didn’t bother to beg!).
Don’t worry, none of us went home empty handed!
Happy belated Labor Day weekend!