First off, grab a snack. This is gonna take a while.
Welcome to Beach Club. The first rule of Beach Club is…uuhhhh…I don’t remember. I do remember that there were a lot of rules. Oooh! I just remembered the second rule, manicures. Yes manicures. Everyone got a manicure. Beach Club is about being awesome and doing great things. Things like putting together a unicorn puzzle and taking self portraits that look like Janet Jackson. There’s a lot of beach to cover so we’ll just get started.
Rob, Katrina and myself left Portland on Thursday and made our way to Arch Cape. It’s located just south of Cannon Beach, just before Manzanita. We rented the same house we stayed in last year after the wedding. We were fully prepared for an amazing weekend.
We drove into Cannon cause we had some time to kill before Jason and Shauna would show up later. Katrina bought a dragon kite while we were there and she called him Sancho.
Shauna and Jason arrived shortly after we had dinner. Katrina and I had sort half assedly choreographed a dance for them. It was pretty ridiculous. While we were in Cannon we bought a puzzle to do. We waited until they got there to put it together.
Chelsea arrived shortly after lunch. Katrina then decided it was time to swim in the creek.
We made pizzas for dinner. And shortly after we ate, the rest of the Beach Club rolled in. Joy, Katie, Mike and Devo. It was time to celebrate. Celebrate what? Who knows. And who cares. We were there to have a great time. And that we did.
It is tradition with Katie, Katrina and myself, that when we’re at a camp fire and Katie’s got a guitar we sing certain songs. One of those songs happens to be one of Rob’s most hated songs ever. I think everyone enjoyed singing along though.
Even Rob sang along.
We retired to the house and played some games. First we played spoons, which was awesome. Then we moved on to Apples to Apples cause everyone knew how to play it and at that point explaining a new game would’ve made anyone want to stab their eyeballs due to the belligerent-ness in the room. Even Rob had enough special Kool-Aid to have his alter ego, Bob Ramble, come out. Rob/Bob then explained RobCore to everyone and demonstrated a RobCore high five on Joy.
The next morning we made sure to get up at a reasonable time to make breakfast and catch low tide. We made deeeelicious breakfast burritos. They were a big hit. Then we hit the beach. You see at low tide you’re able to go around the cliff and explore the tide pools and see starfish and anemones.
While we were exploring the tide pools, Mike had us snatch up any rocks or sea shells we liked for a project he had for us later.
We brought together our shells and gathered on the beach for Mike’s project, sand candles. First, you dig a hole in the sand. Then you put your shells and such in the sides of the hole. Then, put the wick in and fill with wax! That easy! They came out pretty great.
We ate some lunch and an amazing apple pie that Jason made. In fact that’s what Katrina had for lunch, pie. After her “lunch” she decided that another swim down the creek was a good idea. This time with Katie.
I made my way to the beach to meet them. When I got there I found Rob and a dog we had befriended earlier in the day whose name was Kody. Kody Reynolds. Kody was our beach dog.
For our last dinner we had tacos. They were fantastic. We set out for our last camp fire.
Jason had picked up some sparklers on the way, and had some old roman candles. We had photo fun with them.
We would go back to the house to play games. The best game of the weekend was played this night. It was the draw the sentence game. Someone writes a sentence. The next person has to draw it. Then the next person has to gather the sentence from the drawing. There was some interesting stuff going around.
We also took self portraits of ourselves looking like Janet Jackson. They were pretty funny. I’ll just share the two best.
We had such an great time. I’m so glad everyone was able to make it. If any of you remember Beach Club rules let me know. Also, I forgot to mention that a highlight of our trip was the song Can I Smell Yo Dick? Apparently this song was a hit a year ago. We’re a little behind the times.
Anyhoo, thanks for an awesome weekend pals!