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Beach Day with Gigi

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After a few days of enjoying Portland with my mama (hooorrraaayyy, Gigi is here!!), we decided to take a trip to Cannon Beach — one of our favorite spots on the Oregon coast. What really made us want to take the trip was the fact that it was forecasted to be FIFTY and SUNNY!! In January! That’s nearly unheard of for the Oregon coast during this time of year.

When we got into town, we stopped at Seasons Restaurant for a quick bite. I loved that they had a few vegan options for Alba & I. It’s sometimes a bit challenges to find good vegan food (no, I don’t want salad) outside of Portland. Ooohhh, Portland … I just couldn’t quit you.

After lunch, we meandered around the town for a bit before heading down to the beach. I knew Alba would love it, but I underestimated how much she’d want to explore on her own. She immediately discovered the wet sand, sticks, and shells. She carried her little bucket around and collected treasures. She wasn’t afraid to get a bit of distance from us … she explored like a champ.

After a couple of toddler moments (like falling face first into the wet sand twice), the wind started picking up, and we headed back to the car for the trip back home — Alba was asleep before we even got into the car.

I’m so happy to finally have a nice (non-windy) trip to the coast with my mom. Our last few attempts have been a failure in the “OH MY GOSH, IT’S SO WINDY!” department.

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