Friday, May 22, 2009

A Cub Scout Hike to Cape Meares

For Cub Scouts today we went on a Leave No Trace Hike to Cape Meares. It was sunny, beautiful and very windy. With spring in the air the colors all around were just brilliant. The boys had a great time.

There is a really super old Sitka Spruce tree out here on the coast. We found the trail going to it. Four of the boys in a line going up the trail.
A gigantic tree trunk we explored along the way. The trunk is big enough for a couple of boys to even sit under it! Amazing.

At the very old Spruce Tree. The camera couldn't get the boys AND the tree so it's a two shot deal.

Even with the two shot deal - I still couldn't see the top of the tree. The circumference of the
tree was huge!

Moving on with the hike - we proceeded towards the parking lot of the Cape Meares lighthouse. Looking out over the Pacific Ocean. We truly live in a beautiful place. It was gorgeous to say the least.

We hiked up to the Octopus Tree. It's also another very old Sitka Spruce. The base of the tree didn't grow straight up like normal trees. It branched out into several "arms" and the circumference of the base is more than 60 feet.

On our way down to the lighthouse. Our little cub scout pack minus 4 boys. So - I guess half of us made it on the hike.

What's more relaxing than whale watching on the Pacific Ocean?

We got a tourist to take a group picture. This is at the lighthouse.

Cape Meares Light House. It's not very big compared to other lighthouses found along the Oregon Coast. I don't even know if it's a working lighthouse. I like visiting it just the same though.

We finished our hike back up at the parking lot and took one last picture at the Cape Meares sign. I think some boys will sleep well tonight!

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I just love this picture! The's the place to be!

I just love this picture!  The's the place to be!
I think this was in 2004. It was Nephi's first trip to the beach. The boys were all so little! My have they grown.

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace
It all started for us when Russell left for Cape Town South Africa on a mission. Candace felt inspired to write him - so she did! We wrote for 3 1/2 years. Candace came home from her mission to the Texas Houston East Mission and we dated for 5 months. We married in July 1994 and have been happy ever after!

Son 1...Donovan

Son 1...Donovan
Our 14 year old boy scouter, 50 miler bike rider, cartoon drawer, computer gamer, book reader, clarinet player, babysitter, 8th grader boy!

Son 2...Christopher

Son 2...Christopher
Our 13 year old, boy scouter, harry potter computer gamer, lego creator, imaginator, book reader, 6th grader boy!

Son 3...Michael

Son 3...Michael
Our 9 1/2 year old drama king, perfectionist (I wonder if he gets that from mom? lol), drawer of many things, 3rd grader boy!

Son 4...Nephi

Son 4...Nephi
Our8 year old keeper of surprises, leg breaker, book listener, lego creator, music enjoyer, 1st grader boy!