This past weekend I had to work. As part of our marketing for the law firm, we have been traveling around talking to potential clients. I represent almost all of our associations on the coast, so I was the obvious choice to present at the coast. Whenever possible, I take the family with me when I travel. I don't like being alone, so I much prefer having M and the kids with me. This trip worked out so we could all be together.
On Thursday, I worked in the office half of the day and then came home and we drove to Lincoln City. There we stopped at the outlet mall, shopped, and then went to the beach. Buddy had been begging for a kite, so I broke down and bought him one. We spent hours flying the kite and playing on the beach. Both Buddy and Sambo got soaking wet and full of sand, but they loved every minute of it. After we drove to our hotel in Newport, checked in, and then went to the pool for a couple of hours. Finally, we were all worn out and went back to the room and got the kids to bed. One thing about staying in hotels is that they have cable. I usually end up watching TLC. I ended up watching 3 episodes of LA Ink. It was really entertaining.
On Friday, I got up and me, our collections attorney, and one of our marketers met with a property manager. After, I came back to the hotel, got M and the kids, and we went down to the waterfront. We walked down on the docks and looked at the fishing boats. We walked up and down the street, stopped and got some taffy and some smoked salmon, and then saw some sea lions. After we went to the Mark O. Hatfield Science Museum to look at the fish. Afterward, we hit the Sizzler for an early dinner and went back to the hotel for another meeting. Once that was over, we drove to Florence, checked into our hotel and put the kids to bed.
On Saturday, I got up and had our final meeting. After, I went back to the room and we packed up and headed to the beach. We spent a few hours on the sand dunes and had lunch. We decided that we wanted to see the Heceta lighthouse, so we packed up and drove up the coast to that. We hiked to the top, did the tour, and then walked back to the beach to see if we could find some tide pools. After a while, it started to get late, so we loaded up and drove to Lincoln City and had dinner at a popular pizza place. We got home around 10:30pm. It was a great weekend and we all had a lot of fun.