Our family just got back from a wonderful vacation on the Oregon coast. Here's a picture of me wearing my "made in the USA" Obama t-shirt, and yes it has the birth certificate on the back of the shirt. Oregon has countless sandy and rocky beaches all worth visiting. We had a great time especially exploring the tide pools.
We also re-visited the wonderful Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Oregon. The last time we were there, Keiko the killer whale was at the aquarium. The aquarium has improved vastly over the years. Great effort has been extended in creating a natural environment for the fish and the human visitors.
We also were amazed at these rose hips found growing next to a beach near Lincoln City. I've seen countless rose hips, but never any this large. They were almost the size of crab apples.