Oregon Coast Day Four: Crab Boil and Farewells

On our way out of town, we stopped at a roadside crab shack for lunch.


So we got in line. OH the smell of steamy fishy-BARF.

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It was a BIT pricey, but TOTALLY worth it!

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Fresh sea food!



We placed our order, and Leah got drinks. (She got me a GIGANTIC can of Coke Zero)

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Waiting in the sun.

But don’t worry, the kids kept busy, with making art with napkins water cups rocks and anything else they could find in a 15 foot radius from the table.


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They even found a cap from a beer bottle that Branny said was their favorite local brew in Eugene.


Karl was hungry, since he had been eating. Yes, that is our life right now. Karl talking about not eating.

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We reminisced about the times we had over the past few days, and all agreed it had been pretty wonderful and chill.

Oh my  baby brother. I love him so much. There are really only a handful of people in my life that make me feel safe and calm, and Branny has ALWAYS been one of them. It was SO wonderful to be together. I love him so much.

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Can I just take this moment to say, I love this girl! She is so kind, and generous and funny, and fun, and smart and thoughtful, and I could go on. She did so much and worked so hard to make the whole trip incredible. Thanks Leah.



The crab came.

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Karl had a shrimp burger. VERY good.

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No one liked the crab more than Lucas.

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Like every picture below, he is trying to get more.

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Even Leah didn’t get as much as she wanted because every time she would painstakingly get some crab meat out of a leg or a claw, get it buttered and ready to eat, this little boys would grab it and eat it for himself.

The last thing…

Leah and Branny gave the kids Waldport t-shirts.

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Hugs goodbye.

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It was such an incredible trip. I love these two so much. We had just the absolute best time.

So we were off. Headed to Portland and the Castle, and the wedding, and a million other crazy little kids. All of which were the opposite of everything we just experienced. But i’m getting ahead of myself.

We got on the road around 2, and drove through traffic into the city. It was Friday rush hour as we approached Portland, so google was directing us all the different ways to get to the Air BnB. We got stuck behind a WIDE LOAD house for about 20 minutes, and we slowly realized that when we were only 5 MILES from our destination, and we still had 25 minutes to go-Portland sucks. 🙂 We did make it though. Safe and sound. Happy to be with more family.

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