2008 TYG Coast Trip

August 12-14, 2008 17 youth and adults from First Presbyterian Chruch–Bend went to Rockaway Beach, OR for their Annual Coast Trip. We left the church parking lot in three vehicles and headed for the coast.

On our way we stopped at the Tillamook Cheese Visitor Center for dinner. (Ummm…ice cream for dinner…well dessert). We then got to our destiniation, the Twin Rocks Camp were we stayed in the Harbor Villa (which BTW was awesome!)

After we unloaded the vehicles and got the kitchen situated (thanks Lori!) we went and hung out at the beach. (See pictures below) We came back in and had a devotional. (we studied the three versions of the story of Jesus calming the storm…tonight’s was from Matthew)

The next morning we got up and had a great breakfast, I think it was called aggkaka or something, regardless of the name it was tastilicious. (thanks Lisa!) We had our devotion (this time it was Luke). We then went back to the beach for a little while, tossed the Frisbee, walked a little, a generally hung out. We came back to the house for lunch (we watched Penelope starring Christina Ricci over lunch…it was Wednesday). After some great sandwiches we all piled into the vehicles and drove to Short Sands beach at Oswald West State Park. (thanks Bob!) For the next couple of hours we swam…yes swam…threw the football, talked, and hung out…it was very relaxed. When we got back to the house we had a feast of chicken and pasta that was a-mazing. (thank Lori…again!!) After our feast we had a wonderful worship on the beach around the fire. (this time we studied Mark) After our worship we just sat around the fire enjoying each other’s company…ooh and eating SMORES! (HOLLA!!)

The next morning we got up, cleaned up, packed up and headed back to Bend.

This was my first coast trip and I imagine it will be hard to top. I loved having the opportunity to getting to know and know better Lori, Bob, Rachael, Alex, Liz, Kirsten, Kurt, Kate, Maggie, Emily, Mckenzie, Carl, Brandon, Adam, Lisa, and Taylor. Thanks guys, see you again next year. We are booked to stay at the Twin Rocks Harbor Villa August 21-23, 2009.

As you can tell it took a lot of people to make this such a great trip. I would especially like to thank Lori for putting together the menu and Bob for leading us in music…and the great beach idea. THANKS A LOT!!!!

Enjoy the pictures…


One thought on “2008 TYG Coast Trip

  1. Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures!

    What a wonderful trip to the Coast– a perfect place to study “the story of Jesus calming the storm”.

    Thanks be to God for your experience of a peaceful ocean, calm waves, and beautiful sunsets!

    Sign me up for next year!

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