Tag: Oregon

The Cruise Continues – On to Astoria!

We woke to sunrise on Day 2 of our cruise ready for our first port of call:  Astoria, Oregon, the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies, founded in 1811. (Here’s Day 1 if you missed it.) After coffee and a light breakfast I…

The Antique Cars and Trucks of Hood River

Not the river itself of course but the town so named. We’d seen signs for the Western Antique Air and Auto Museum on earlier trips to Hood River but this time we decided to stop  for a look. I have to admit it was…

Columbia River Gorge and Multnomah Falls

Whatever time you spend at the Columbia Gorge will not be enough; you will wish for more and plan future visits even as you are leaving. According to the visitcolumbiarivergorge website, “Just taking a drive through the Columbia River Gorge is an experience in…

Scenes from the Oregon Coast – Yachats, Devil’s Churn and Face Rock

I promised I’d be back with the second half of our trip down the Oregon Coast but I’m afraid it will have to be the middle third instead, as there’s too much more to tell! (Here’s the first part of the story in cased…

Lighthouses of the Oregon Coast

This week’s Friendly Friday photo challenge, ‘Illumination,’ reminded me of the many lighthouses we saw on our recent trip to the Oregon Coast. Heceta Bay Lighthouse stands 205 feet above the Pacific Ocean on Heceta Head north of Florence. The light shining from the…

Highlights from the Oregon Coast!

It was a rainy trip down to the Redwoods those three days spent on the Oregon Coast.   Though it had been sunny and dry all month, the forecast changed the week we were to leave. Whatever.  We packed raincoats and umbrellas  and headed…

Postcards from Seaside

There’s nothing better than waking up at the ocean, walking through grassy sand dunes, and watching the waves roll in. It does wonders for the soul. – Susanne

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