Family’s First Cook Out on Cannon Beach, OR

 In Beach, Food, Oregon

Not every “first” your kids experience will happen as a family, but when they do there is something magical about it. Watching their minds explode as you show them a new way to create or discover a place together is priceless and can only be captured in memories (or in my case a whole lot of photos and video).

Dek’s very first beach cookout happened over Labor Day weekend this year. Our hotel had fire pits available to guests. We staked one out and got the flames going nice and hot.

Mike speared a few hot dogs and gave one to Dek to hold over the open flame. We knowingly handed the child a poky stick that he could poke fire with.

He was not impressed.

Oh come on kid! Do you know how many pyromaniac 3 year olds out there dream of   getting to shift red-hot embers around?

Apparently he did not.

Well, at least I have photos of this momentous occasion and can taught him later in life when he does want to play with burning flames.

Snuggled up with Ty on the beach


Keryn Means
Keryn is the founder and editor-in-chief of Walking on Travels, an award-winning site that gives hope to today’s active parents who don’t want to stop their lives; they simply bring their kids along for the ride. Keryn utilizes her project management background, along with a masters degree in journalism and an undergrad degree in photography to the team to create dynamic content and a vision that keeps up with the latest technology and trends. You can find Keryn dragging her 2 boys around the DC area most days and across the globe several times a year. Follow along on their adventures on Instagram and Pinterest.
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  • Desirae R

    What a wonderful first experience for him. Looks like it was lovely.

  • Sophi Belle

    Sounds like a lot of fun. 🙂 That place looks amazing and most importantly, not crowded. 😉

  • Molly

    Looks like a great evening…. what a wonderful thing to be able to do. I wish we lived closer to the coast.


  • Lisa Wood

    Looks magical. there is something nice about sitting around a fire and enjoying family time. Lately we have been cooking outside on our choofer every Saturday night and love the taste of the meals.
    I love the idea of the beach fire 🙂 Looks gorgeous in the photos.

  • MG Atwood

    Being an Oregon girl, I love Canon Beach. Such a great spot for family time. Looks like you lucked out on the weather too. Joining you from wordless Wednesday