May in Oregon – Living The Life

While working in Tillamook, Oregon for the month of May 2013, we used our days off to explore the area.  We decided to dine at a taco truck in Tillamook on our way to Oceanside Beach.  The girls had fun exploring the shore, and riding on a “Drift Log Horse” to the sound of the beating waves.

There has been a lot of debate about what created the Octopus Tree, whether it was forces of nature, or Native Americans may never be known.  This Sitka Spruce is a very interesting sight, the tree measures more than 46 feet in circumference and does not have a central trunk.  Limbs extend horizontally from the base as much as 16 feet before turning upward.  It is 105 feet tall, and supposed to be between 250 and 300 years old.  The family photos overlooking the ocean are a short walk down the trail from the tree.

While in the parking lot for the Octopus Tree, Lydia was visited by a very persistent pair of squirrels that were not afraid of people at all.  They were amazingly fluffy, and definitely liked sunflower seeds.

On a different trip, we went to eat some of the freshest oysters around.  We watched them shucking oysters through the viewing window at Pacific Oyster in Bay City, Oregon, then ate some of their scrumptious creations with an ocean view.

We had a good time in this area, but were excited to get to our summer position in the Mt Hood National Forrest.  Stay Tuned…




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