We started off the week with a trip Downtown for some sightseeing and a quick stop for some of the best donuts in Portland. You guys, if you haven't been to Blue Star Donuts you MUST go. They are so. good. My fave is the blueberry bourbon basil, just in case you were wondering.
On Wednesday we headed to the Coast and spent the next two nights at the most adorable little 1940's cottage on the beach. We had a fantastic time eating lots of seafood, playing in the sand and soaking in the gorgeous views. This was also the first time we brought the pugs to the beach, and they absolutely loved it.
Wednesday night we were able to catch the sunset on the beach. I honestly think the sun slowly dipping below the horizon of the ocean may be one of the most beautiful sights on this planet. Simply breathtaking.
There's something about a trip to the ocean that is rejuvenating. It's good for the heart and the soul.
It was also the perfect trip to start wrapping up the summer. We returned to cooler temperatures and even a little rain shower. I can practically feel fall just around the corner.
I also had a fun package from my MugSwap 2013 partner waiting on me when we got back! I'm going to save that picture for my MugSwap post coming up soon, but it was so, so fun to be a part of! I can't wait to show you what I got from my amazing partner.