Ok, so as many of you know, we are in the middle of a HUGE transition. I am really looking forward to writing about our new adventures here in Winnipeg. Now that we’ve landed I realize that I really need to catch up on all the amazing adventures we had before we left the Pacific Northwest!
I cannot believe that I lived on the westcoast for 10 years and never made it down to Oregon. We went for a week trip along the coast, and it was absolutely stunning. Words won’t do it justice, so I will post these pictures. But seriously if you get a chance people – go explore in Oregon. It was beautiful an amazing, and we all loved every minute of our trip.
After a brief stop in Seattle and a great trip to the Pacific Science Center we headed to the coast and visited what felt like the edge of North America at Cape Disappointment. We walked along the path to the North Head Lighthouse and watched as the powerful waves crashed against the rocks. This is a great state park, the drive is beautiful throughout and exploring around the park is amazing. Waves, big tree’s, beautiful vegetation and a lot of amazing birds. Totally worth the stop if you are heading to the coast!
We then headed across the bridge to Oregon, and started exploring the coast. If I was going to explore the coast again I would devote at least an entire week to the 363 miles of accessible coast line. We spent some time at Cannon Beach and then also at Hug Point – just two of the numerous amazing places along the coast. We played in the sand and the water, we explored caves, and tidal pools, we ran away from sneaker waves and our mouths were sore from smiling the entire time. Seriously you must do the coast – can I say it again…go, pack up your kids, and your tents and just do it!
After the Coast we spent a few days in Portland – such an amazing city and fantastic green spaces everywhere in the city. We did a day trip to Multnomah Falls – a stunning waterfall only 30 minutes from the city. There are lots of mini little hikes and trails depending on your time and hiking ability. But no matter how far or high you hike, the entire place is stunning!
Even though we have left the Pacific Northwest we have already decided that we must return to Oregon – a stunning place that is worth checking out!