Today wraps up my 2009 Spring Break. All in all it has been an amazingly relaxing week. My mom and dad came out from Texas for about 5 days and we shopped, relaxed, & ate at our favorite spots, but the highlight of their visit had to be our hike on the Oregon Coast at Cape Lookout. It has been pretty cold here so we all started the day out a bit hesitant to say the least. We layered up with our long underwear, turtlenecks, hats and gloves and headed out. During the 1.5 hour drive we only became more nervous as the temperature dropped to 39 degrees and rain and hail periodically assailed us! But despite the low temperatures (especially noticeable to my Texan folks) and weather excitement, the hike was fabulous. We all got a good workout during our 3.5 hour mud-trek(!) but the views were amazing. We hiked through the lush green and alongside an almost sheer drop off to a point two miles out into the Pacific Ocean. It was breathtaking. To top it off we even saw a whale. It was a great adventure!