On our way back to Seaside from our morning at the Tillamook Cheese Factory we stopped in Cannon Beach. Mom wanted to see Haystack Rock, a well known tourist destination on the Oregon Coast. When The Man, Punkin and I visited in April we didn’t see it so it was a new sight for me. I was a little tired from the factory tour but am always up for the beach. I just love the ocean so I wasn’t going to say no!
Munchkin wasn't her usual self this day. She was really wanting to ride in her stroller which was so weird. So we decided to bring it along since Mom didn’t want to carry her all that way and I can’t (my baby belly just can’t take it holding/carrying her for more than 5 minutes anymore.) But low and behold, once we hit the sand there was MILES of soft sand that hates strollers. Ok, there wasn’t miles but there was a lot. So Nana carried Munchkin while I dragged the stroller behind me. It tool me awhile to get it to the nice, hard, water packed sand. So the moral of this part of the story is this: LEAVE THE STROLLER AT THE CAR. I was totally wishing I was still babywearing Munchkin. We stopped a when she was a little over a year. I will NOT be making that mistake with Punkin!
Munchkin refused to take her shoes off. She wanted nothing to do with the sand or the water. She did run back and forth between Nana at the water’s edge and me further up the beach. Once we decided to walk a little she was super excited to get in the stroller again. So maybe it was worth it? Well, it was worth it until we had drag it back out. Munchkin really wanted to ride it in again on the way out so Super Nana dragged her and stroller for a bit. We were both hot and exhausted by the time we got back to the road.
So while Haystack Rock was gorgeous it wasn’t as enjoyable as it could have been. So now we know for next time!