Every year we go camping with the Parrys, it gets better. Our first year we went to Sandbeach and listened to ATVs all day long. Our second year we went to Beverly Beach. We were too close to 101, but right next to the beach. This year we went to Cape Lookout State Park. We were once again right next to the beach and so that was what we heard all night - the ocean.
Furthermore, we stayed in a yurt. It's a 20' diameter circle (it's in the background of the top picture). With a table, a couple chairs, a bunk bed, a futon, and a heater. So even though there was the threat of rain this weekend, we were going to stay dry and warm.
There were also a bunch of gnarly tree all around the campsite which were perfect for Grace and Ethan to climb. I actually think they spent more time in a tree than on the ground.
On the way home, we stopped at the Tillamook Cheese Factory for some ice cream. I don't know why, but for some reason the ice cream tastes extra delicious here.
It was a great trip and I think we're going to try and go back again next year. We just need to make sure we're ready to pull the trigger 9 months in advance to get a yurt again. Finally, there are many more photos (and much higher quality photos too) on The Parry Family Chronicles Blog.