Sunday, July 5, 2009

Newport coast

I was excited to take Graham to the Ocean for the first time. Too bad for him that his first beach experience couldn't be on the east coast. The Oregon coast is not known for being the warmest spot on earth. I got a short video of Graham's reaction to his first time in the ocean (the video is at the bottom of this post because I can't figure out how in the heck blogger works!!). I don't think he was all that thrilled about the icy water on his feet, but he was a good sport. Right after I took the video, we had to run out of the ocean before getting frost bite! My toes were soooo cold.

He sure made a cute beach-goer.

After the beach, we went to the aquarium. It was pretty neat seeing all of the animals they had there. They have a touch and feel place where you can touch all the different sea urchins. That's my favorite. Elliot refused to let me put Graham's hands on anything in there. Probably a good choice since he for sure would have put them right into his mouth after touching.
Elliot made friends with a sea otter.
The bonus of going there was finding out Elliot has the same wing span as a Pelican. Would we have ever known that otherwise? I don't think so.
I had to take a picture of this when I saw it. I went to throw something away and there were three places to put your trash, compost, recycling and landfill. Landfill!! Ha ha. Only in Oregon. I miss that place. (Does anyone else find this remotely amusing or is it just me?)
Here is the video. Such a cutie.