Beverly Beach State Park, Oregon. Easily one of the coolest places I’ve ever camped in near the beach. At least, in Oregon. The little group at our site included myself with my tiny trailer and my friend, Tricia, with her two kids, Cole and Ella. Nearby in another space on the other side of the loop were her parents, Don and Linda. Made it really easy to send the kids to see Grammy and Grandpa.
For four days and three nights, we built campfires, toasted marshmallows, drank wine, walked the beach, spiked our morning coffee/tea with brandy or kahlua, ate more food than we could shake a stick at, braved the first day’s rain, roasted corn on the cob over the campfire, collected rocks and searched for shells, dug holes in the sand, sat in our beach chairs staring into the waves, made campfire-roasted cheese sandwiches, cruised the nearby tide-pools at minus low tide, swept sand out of the tent and trailer more times than we could count, met an awesome Golden Retriever named Annie, visited a glass-blowing shop and watched the demonstration, ate scrambled eggs and bacon for breakfast, and generally relaxed in the time-honored traditions of camping at the beach. Which, of course, means sand in everything and everywhere.
Now, I’m ready for another “month-long” relaxation at the beach. Anyone else want to spend a few days watching waves and walking on the sand, too? Come on, go with me… we can meet up in B22. Or any other site near the ocean; just pick one!
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