Monday, August 11, 2008

Anniversary Getaway!

Jason and I headed west to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. We thought the Oregon coast would be the perfect spot for our short but sweet getaway.

We stayed one night at the Embarcadero Resort Hotel in Newport and had a fabulous view of the Yaquina Bay (a big thanks to my mom for her assistance with finding and booking the room!)

This my first night away from Siennalee and Jason's and my first getaway without the Sweetpea.

Another big thanks to my mom for staying with Sienna!

Jason and I ate lunch in a cute little bistro on the beach. :)

Before lunch (and again afterward) we explored Nye Beach which, as its name suggests, is close to the beach.

It wasn't time to check into the hotel yet, so we decided we needed ice cream and went in search for it. We found what we were looking for in Depoe Bay, about 20 minutes North, at a little parlor that sold Tillamook Ice Cream (YUM-O). Jason enjoyed a double scoop of peppermint ice cream and I lost myself in a single of black walnut. SO very good.

Jason got in some binoc'ing at the bay. ;)

He did manage to spy a whale...

We then went on a lovely drive, stopped to see Devil's Punchbowl, and then found our way to a fun restaurant called "Quimby's" which delivered us a scrumptious dinner of bruschetta, spectacular clam chowder, salad, and pan-fried oysters.

After dinner, we headed to the half-moon lit beach where we drank lovely semi-sparkling Moscato out of hotel mugs, looked at the moonlit surf, stargazed and talked.

The next day dawned beautiful and clear, rare for the Oregon coast. We appreciated the beauty of the morning on the bay and headed home to our waiting baby girl. What a great anniversary!


Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

What an awesome time! I'm so glad you got to enjoy some time all to yourselves. Your getaway looks gorgeous!

Amy said...

The Oregon Coast is so wonderful. Glad you had a nice anniversary and YAY for Tillamook Ice Cream!!

Laura said...

How wonderful!! Your anniversary trip seemed very relaxing!

Anthony and Kristi - said...

That sounds so awesome - we love the Oregon Coast...there's nowhere else like it! Congrats on 5 years!

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Anonymous said...

What is happening? I didn't know you two were hotel people...I would've expected to hear you spent your anniverary in the woods in a romantic. TK