Cannon Beach was my first time seeing and feeling the Pacific Ocean, and it was insanely gorgeous. I thought I had read that The Travel Channel named it on some beautiful beach list, but further googling of that "fact I read" yielded no results... just know it was super, duper pretty.
Gerry and I felt like such naive, little out-of-towners when we showed up ready to swim. HA! The water was like 55 degrees. Sheepishly, we left our swimsuits in the car, but ended up having an incredible, memorable day anyway. Picnic lunch, walking and freezing our feet as we wandered up the coast, looking at Haystack Rock and all the cool barnacles and starfish that cling to the rocks in a small tide pool, napping on the beach and delicious fresh fish and wine for dinner. It was prefect.
I gave him a hard time for the "From, Gerry" part. That silly mans, I swear...
So when we set out to go to the beach this past weekend, swimming was an absolute must. We wanted to get out of our apartment (which actually does a decent job staying cool despite the lack of A/C), and into the sun and water.
Sheer Poncho Avenue / Cut-offs Old Torrid Jeans / Sunnies Arizona Trading Co. (Lawrence, KS) / Sandals TJ Maxx / Bracelet Vintage via The (Grandma) Inez Collection / Neckalce Torrid
The poncho is good for the beach, but I still consider it to be a purchase I regret. Although I like the pattern and purpose, I strongly dislike that it is one big square on its side as opposed to having rounded adges or even being a normal square. It just make me feel awkward when I wear it, but you know, the receipt was gone and the tag was off. Live and learn... maybe. I was way too hot to take bathing suit pictures prior to going in the water. The sand in this lake really freaked me out because I kept sinking. There was also a lot of grass and the lake looked murky. I was not a huge fan, and acted like a big, theatrical baby getting in, but once I was to the point where I could float or tread water, I was happy.
My hair looks awful, but I wanted to share my bathing suit pictures. I've had this suit for years now. I almost bought a new one this season, but right before I did it, I found out Gerry got the job, so I couldn't rationalize shopping. I hope the super cute Mod Cloth emerald green suit will be around next year because I crave it. Having said that, I do still really like this suit, and appreciate the fact that it's a halter that easily ties in the back to be strapless. And you guys know how I feel about turquoise.
Swim suit Lane Bryant
I'm hoping we get to squeeze one more beach trip in this year; hopefully to a less murky part of the lake.
Because I love you guys, and because laughing at people in pain is only natural, I thought I'd share this absurd picture of me stepping on a cocklebur. I look totally ridiculous, but I think it's the funniest picture of me ever taken. How could I not share?