Well, here we are at the beginning of things this summer. (I'm learning...so what if everything is backwards chronologically!!!!!!) If you are looking for a gorgeous beach, fantastic beach houses and lots and lots and lots of sand then Pacific City Oregon is the place for you. We took my parents here when they came to visit us this summer. It was the perfect place to relax and enjoy their company. Fortunately we brought some warm clothes. I think that was pretty insightful for a bunch of Californians and Arizonans. It's so funny to think that at the same time we were bundled up on the beach our cousins were probably getting tan while playing in the waves down in California. So, we learned that playing in the water is a big No No. Chase and Emily still managed to get wet, but I don't think Katie and I even stuck in our big toe. I loved the view. My parents and Dave and I could play cards while watching out our wall of windows at the kids playing in the sand. We attempted to sled down the sand dunes (improperly equipped) but only managed to catapult our bodies down the dunes. I'm so glad we went on great vacations this year. Oh, Yeah!!! Three cheers for Tillamock ice cream on the way home!!!!! It's the best I've ever had!!!!!