The condo greeted us looking incredible with a bottle of wine to toast the trip and a visit from the resident seagull. Our first day always includes a trip to Cape Foulweather and Newport. We visit the harbor town and had a lovely lunch at Local Ocean where I got my fresh crab fix!
On to the Newport Bay Aquarium. Where the new show is SeaPunk! What a great exhibit. It features a story fresh out of the likes of Jules Verne, about a stranded diver in a submarine at the bottom of the sea that has to find a way to survive. Intermixed with fish and eels and sea creatures it is a fun time!
Hung out in our local town today of Depoe Bay, The Worlds Smallest Harbor! I love all the little shops full of postcards, shell creatures, and kitsch. I always buy a bag of the best caramel corn ever and we snack on it for days. My favorite lunch spot is Tidal Raves with a view to kill for and the best salad and chowder combo on the coast. Then home to just relax, we do a lot of relaxing. :)
One of my favorite spots to visit is the Marine Gardens. It is a bit hard to get to and that particular day the wind was really blowing and sand blasting my legs. Ouch! But we found little bits of glass, and agates and cobbles. We headed into Lincoln City to do some antique shopping and a visit to my hubby's favorite gallery. Once home a flock of seagulls visited our lawn and we spent a cozy foggy evening by the fire.
I am linking to Letting Go of the Bay Leaf for Mosaic Monday!