Recently we took a trip to the Oregon Coast. We wanted to do something as a little family and visit somewhere that we'd never been (within driving distance) together. I was skeptical at first (it's like a 10 hour drive, not including stops and meals) with a 2.5 year old in tow, but Abby was amazing in the car!
As our trip was nearly a month ago, the details have fuzzed slightly, but I'll give a recap!
We started off our trip at the awesome Portland Zoo.
Astoria Column, which was our next stop.)
Sidebar: this was Labor Day, which resulted in several restaurants that we'd wanted to eat at being closed. We had a great meal where we ended up, (Fulio's) but there was literally only one guy waiting, busing, and hosting. We weren't in a hurry, which made for a good nap for Ab but could have been potentially a bad time. Super yummy, though!
Fort Clatsop, where we learned about all things Lewis and Clark.
We headed to Seaside for a trip to the beach- Abby's first- and to check into our charming little hotel.
Bridgewater Bistro, located right by the Astoria Bridge that connects the Columbia river to the ocean.
Anyway, it's a beautiful area. See for yourself:
The largest haystack (large rock) in the distance is called Haystack Rock (not to be confused with another haystack called Haystack Rock several more miles down the coast.) We had a hard time trying to figure out how to get down there to the beach to explore, but eventually made it.
There are (protected) tide pools around at low tide, so you can check out lots of star fish, anemone, muscles, crabs, etc.
Abby alternately loved and hated it- she was cold, and it was a pretty tricky trip regarding her nap time, as she slept in the car and in our arms nearly every day instead of in a crib. This particular day I believe she was nearly ready to take a nap, but the cold water was too much a good time.
Yep. One face, one minute, then a sad face the next.
Does anyone want to see more? Part 2 (possibly more) are on their way!