so on the sunday after my previous blog was published, jarrod and i decided to make a trek out to the coast again, (it's awesome to get to do that when our schedules work out well together. which is rare now, and sad. more on that later, maybe. haha) this time to Seaside Oregon. yes, that is actually the name of the town. i can't say i'd heard much about seaside, but i've seen plenty of customers or just random strangers wearing shirts/sweaters that said seaside on them, so i figured it must be a pretty cool place and we should go visit. so we did! when we got there we walked around downtown. our first stop was a candy store/taffy shop. we got some more sea salted caramels (delicious. i love those things!) and of course, some taffy. they had a TON of flavors, so we had plenty to choose from. i don't really remember what all we got though i do remember ameretto being in there and banana cream or something like that. we bought plenty more, but what their flavors were, i do not remember. anywho, so after the taffy shop we continued to walk around downtown, looking in random stores and gift shops. the one that stands out most to me was a vintage clothing store. vintage clothing stores are awesome! i wish i had found something i liked, but oh well. it was still very entertaining to look around and see all the wild clothes. haha. anywho, after looking through just about every shop, we decided it was time to go down to the beach, and so that's what we did. once again, it was cold, but not as windy as it was at the beachside campsite. we just sat around people watching until about 7, when we decided it was probably time to find a place to stay. once we checked in to a motel, we went to eat dinner and then we walked around a bit longer before heading back to the hotel to be lazy and watch some tv. that was our sunday.
on monday we decided to go to the beach first, and so that's what we did. this time we just walked around on the beach and watch the birds. yes, it was still pretty cold, but this time i had on jeans and a long sleeve shirt. haha. after roaming the beach for about 30-40 minutes, we walked back to downtown to look around at the shops we'd missed on sunday. we found another candy shop that was filled with retro candy and candy i'd never heard of. guess what i bought? sour skittles and more sea salted caramel. haha. after the retro candy shop, we went into another retro store where we found some pretty awesome drinks (non-alcoholic). first of all, there was big red! (which we don't have hear) and then there was just a bunch of other random drinks. jarrod got a jolly rancher pear soda, flashback root beer and something else. i chose a peach soda, (recommended by the girl working there) big red, and orange leninade. yep, that's what it's called. it's communist lemonade, so i HAD to buy it just to keep the bottle. haha. so by this time we were getting pretty hungry and decided it was lunch time. we ate at a mexican place called the Taco Shark (http://tacoshark.com/) and yes, they really do have shark tacos. i did not try that though. i had a beef, chicken, and salmon taco. all really tasty. :) after lunch, it was time to head home so jarrod would get home in time to shower and be lazy for a bit before heading to work. the drive home was annoying because people drive way to slow for some reason....but enough about that.
so that's what we did for the weekend. we had nothing planned until wednesday when we went to go see THE SHINS!!! the show was awesome, as expected. it seriously was a dream come true to see them, because i thought i'd never have the chance. man, if i had a time machine, i'd relive that show over and over and over again....yeah, it was awesome. you know that now though, don't you? haha. i have a few videos posted on my facebook if you want to check that out. :)
and the rest of the time these past few weeks has been spent staying home and being lazy, or saving money, as i will call it. haha. so nothing exciting there.
i do have something exciting happening tonight though. we going back to edgefield to see The Decembrists. WOOOOOO. they're from portland, did you know that? so awesome. haha.
oh! some news you'll find amusing: we finally hit the 90's last weekend and let me tell you, it was HOT. haha. but nothing compared to the heat back home, i'm sure. still, we may be weenies now bc we've been spoiled with awesome weather. not that 90 degrees is terrible, it's not. it's supposed to get up to 90 today. i may actually sweat. crazy. haha.
OH. i totally forgot that last tuesday we went back to multnomah falls with some of my friends from work (bc one of them who has lived here for a while had never been). we hiked to the top and we also hiked a few other falls. work that night was miserable bc i was so tired and yes, i was sore the next few days. :P i leave you with some pics from that and a promise to attempt to continue updating regularly (at least once a week).
|yeah that's jarrod being dumb and going under a waterfall. i'm surprised the force of the water didn't knock him over. he did say the water was so cold it took his break away though.|
until we meet again. ;)