Ahh. Winter. The cold, the touch of snow - ok wait a sec. I'm getting Cabin Fever!!!
The missus and I and family noticed that we were in for some unseasonably warm weather at the coast this weekend. So, we got into the "family truckster", grabbed our travel trailer, braved the coast range pass and headed to Cannon Beach, OR for the weekend.
It was beautiful. Sunny, VERY warm for this time of year - 60 - 70 degrees Fahrenheit - and worth every second. Our little dog Jake (a rat terrier) got to dig to his heart's content at the beach - at last check he made a 6" trench about six or so feet long. He had FUN. Heather and the kids played in the sand while I dinked around the trailer - checking things out from the zero degree weather we had earlier this winter - and just lazed about a bit.
We went to Astoria and bought one Dungeoness crab, some Alaskan scallops, a couple of steaks, and had a FEAST for dinner, most fresh from the ocean. The crab was wondering what he was going to have for dinner only hours before he became dinner for us. We got a fairish amount of firewood for the campfire, only to learn that it was very damp and unseasoned. I finally got it to burn, but not before smoking out some of the RV park we were staying in.
We got back this evening to high wind warnings and COLD temps, but it was worth it to break the routine a tad. It was something wonderful :)