Monday, April 20, 2009


Everyone is a little sad being home today after spending a delightful couple of a days at the Oregon Coast. With the beach so temptingly close, winter always seems so long in Oregon. Not to mention free, as our favorite location is just one hour away!

Our favorite location is Cannon Beach. A lush green Ecola park is just a few strides from a great sandy location sandwiched between Logan Creek and the Ocean with a short bluff to block the wind. Cannon Beach is also home to Bruce's Candy Kitchen with incomparable salt water taffy, and Ecola Seafoods Restaurant and Market a delectable fishy eatery.

I've been trying for three years to help Danger find his sea legs. I know he wants to go in the water; at my parents house he will fetch his tennis ball and instead of bringing it back to you, he will drop it into the pool. Then he'll lap excitedly at the water with his paws for hours. Today, somehow he finally realized there was nothing to be afraid of, and there was no stopping him!

Danger was relentless, starting from when we left the house. It didn't take him long to recognize the highway to the beach, and once he did, he looked out the window stamping his paws the entire hour until we reached Cannon Beach. Once there he didn't stop for one minute running back and forth from the ocean to the river, running in circles, digging in the sand, and saying hello and wrestling with all the friendly furries on the beach.

After burning off all those calories at the beach this weekend, today we are recouping with some much needed treats.

Cookie Bars: Apple Peanut

Your doggies will forget how much they are missing the beach with these tasty, chewy treats! Plus, having no additives and just a a few standard ingredients they are not only safe for them, but tasty for you too!

1 medium apple, peeled and diced
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup applesauce
1 egg
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup peanuts

Mix all ingredients together and spread thin in a rectangular pan
Bake at 325° for 30-35 minutes until edges are just begining to brown
Allow to cool in pan completely

4 Sweet Talkers:

Gabriel Olson said...

That was so much fun. I can't believe danger isn't sleeping all day today he was running around so crazy all day.

Heather said...

You guys are soo dang cute! I LOVE all the pics of you guys on your triP! (on fb too!) and, i am soo glad it was a blast! you look SO great! and, soo cute about danger! he is soo precious! ahhh darling! love you!

Pamela said...

Who knew the Oregon Coast could look so tempting!!! Looks like you had alot of fun!

Marleys! said...

I love Cannon Beach. What a perfect time to go, the weather has been so beautiful! Glad to see you enjoyed yourselves-and Danger too. So cute.

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