Beach Retreat.

Oh Hello There,

Happy Monday.  Hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend.  I know I did! Brad and I escaped the Portland heat and headed for the coast to hang out with some pretty lovely people.

Highlights of the weekend included:

::Brad and Jason winning money at the casino 
         -I can neither confirm nor deny losing 20 of Brad's dollars at Black Jack
::Mo's famous Clam Chowder
::A morning run on the beach
::Playing with my new camera
::Reading a good book
::The Newport Aquarium 
::Rogue Brewery for lunch
::And did I mention Clam Chowder ?!

Here are a few pics I snapped over the eventful, yet relaxing weekend.  *Not sure if that is considered an oxymoron or not, but that is how I described my weekend and I am sticking to it.

This was my first time hitting up the Rogue Brewery, so I was pretty excited.  We didn't get a chance to tour it, but I would definitely like to come back and take the tour. At lunch I went with a sampler so I got to try a small portion of a few different options.  The Hazelnut Brown Nectar was my favsies and the Chit Happens was just an awesome play on words.

So I definitely still have a lot to learn about my camera and the Lightroom software I was able to score.  I'd say it's currently about 1 decent picture to every 7 not so decent pictures, but I have to admit I was pretty excited when I saw how well this picture turned out.  PUPPPPPPY! 

Brad and I wanted to take advantage of our time at beach so we tried to get up early enough to get a morning walk or run in.  I am happy we did, because I was able to play with my camera on our walk. (Ignore our tired eyes, please.)

Brooke's token artistic back to the camera photo.

I think these two photos really capture Brad and I.

Really got into character for them. 

Don't mind me just creeping on their precious moment. 

Here is Brad getting his glamour shot on at the park, while small children play around us. 


All in all I was very happy with and thankful for our weekend and can't wait to sneak off to the coast again soon. 

Cheers to Chowder! 


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