Oregon Coast

When you get sick of Seattle winters, you get out of town. Am I right? Since it costs $20 to fill up our gas tank, and we have a car we can sleep in the back of, we have been on the move constantly. The last time Ryan and I were on the Oregon Coast was our honeymoon 3 years ago in the dead of winter. It was crisp and cold, and we stayed inside the whole time. That's what honeymoons are for though ;) This time, we decided to see the whole coast, stop at all the cool spots, and hopefully get some sun. We started in Seattle and drove down along the coast. Such a beautiful drive, and so quick. I love that the coast can be so crisp and chilly, but so beautiful. It's very different from the Hawaiian coast we are used to, but I appreciate it nonetheless. We got a gorgeous sunset in Cannon Beach, and warm tshirt weather in Pacific City. Cape Kiwanda was our favorite place- warm sand dunes and rock cliffs to climb. That's our kind of playground. We splurged on a hotel one night because we didn't want to sleep on the side of the road in a sketchy town, and car camping in a camp site is lame and expensive. At least we got complementary breakfast in the morning and a shower. We stayed at my cousin's lake house in Lincoln City  for couple days. On the third day, I started to feel really sick, and by that night I was on the couch, watching Lost with a fever and a million blankets on top of me. Ryan got sick the next day. It was the best though, laying in bed all day together watching Netflix. That's what vacation is all about. We ate an entire lasagne, meant to feed a family, in bed. Pasta really is comfort food, and I think it cured my illness. That and the gallons of oj I consumed. We hit up Portland on the drive home for some $6 Pad Thai from the food trucks, and a solid donut from Blue Star. Portland is weird, but they know how to make a donut right. I had a blueberry basil one and a marionberry chili  filling with peanut butter powder on the outside. Whatttt. Try it, trust me. 

Where we stopped: 

> Cannon Beach > Ecola State Park > Hug Point > Haystack Rock

> Garibaldi > to sleep

> Tillamook > Cheese Factory  

> Pacific City > Cape Kiwanda State Park 

> Lincoln City > Devils Lake > Depoe Bay

> Newport  > Devil's Punchbowl > Yaquina Bay

> Portland