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Oregon Adventure – Finale

Here we are, the finale to our Oregon Adventure. If you missed Part 1 and Part 2 you can find them here and here.

After our fun at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Cape Perpetua and Seal Rock we made it to our destination and one of my all time favorite places. I hesitate to mention it, as it is a quiet, beautiful, off the beaten path location that I would like it to remain that way. I shall share it anyways…it’s Cape Kiwanda.

Haystack Rock at Cape Kiwanda

We camped the first night at this wonderful place and then stayed in a cozy inn for 3 nights, which was fabulous. Our location allowed for day trips up and down the coast and that is exactly what we did for 3 days.

Last campsite of the trip at Webb County Campground at Cape Kiwanda

Tillamook Cheese Factory is only 20 minutes away and is a must whenever we are on the coast. We needed our fill of cheese and their yummy ice cream. We spent a day at the cheese factory and then took the scenic drive around the 3 Capes. We made pit stops to let J-Man see the gigantic Octopus Tree, tour Cape Meares Lighthouse and play at Oceanside Beach in the small quaint town of Oceanside.

Heading in for some yummy treats

Driving the Baby Loaf bus

Yum!

Bummed the picture is blurry. Sharing anyways.

Yes, that’s the 5 scoop sampler. Delicious!

Rainy day at the Octopus Tree

Cape Meares Lighthouse

Tunnel at Oceanside Beach

We also headed south to Lincoln City and hiked to Drift Creek Falls. It was a beautiful hike with a super muddy trail and a 240ft SUSPENSION BRIDGE. The longest bridge in Oregon! I am fearful of bridges and especially the kind that move as you walk on them. Thanks to J-Man he made me cross it not once but four times! The little man has no fear and didn’t sense mama was scared. That’s probably a good thing. Drift Creek Falls is a beautiful 3 mile round trip hike and worth the time to go there.

J-Man executing his photography skills on the way to Drift Creek Falls

I did not want to cross that bridge

Drift Creek Falls

We had our first bonfire on the beach and it was awesome. I can check that off my bucket list. Seems like a silly thing to list but I have always wanted to do it and it was fun. J-Man played in the ocean that evening exploring tidepools, being bombarded by waves and then warmed up next to the fire.

Checking out the tidepools and shells

Anemone

So much fun!

Could we be any happier?

Took a digger

The best!

If you make it to Cape Kiwanda definitely eat at the Pelican Pub Brewery. It sits right on the beach where your tykes can play in the sand while you sit on the patio enjoying yummy food and great beer. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and we definitely had our fill during our stay. We saw a whale spout and breach during dinner one evening. Quite an amazing sight.

Waiting for dinner

Can you see why I love this place so much?

After our time was up in Cape Kiwanda we started the 2.5 days trek home stopping at Sahalie Falls on the way. Great way to stretch the legs and burn off some energy.

Sahalie Falls

Beautiful trail to stretch our legs

The end!

Can’t wait for our next adventure of camping in the San Juan Mountains for 10 days.

What adventures/vacations have you taken this summer?

Comments

  1. Your trip was awesome! The furthest northwest we’ve been is San Francisco. We need to check out Oregon.

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