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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Camping Along the Pacific Northwest Coast

 Hello everybody!  Hope you all are having a great week.  Hubby and I are on day two of our road trip, working our way back home to Michigan.  Last night we camped at Cape Disappointment State Park,  right on the coast in Washington (our last night in Washington State for awhile, sniff, sniff!).  The campground was just gorgeous, our spot was literally steps away from the Pacific Ocean, and an amazing beach.  It's been cold, rainy and very windy, but we still managed to take some nice long walks on the beach.
 There were tons of tiny baby shore birds this morning on the beach.  They were so cute!
 Cape Disappoinment lighthouse.  I love lighthouses, don't you?!
 Here's moi and our furry girl Emily.  She just loves to run free on the beach!

 Crossing over into Oregon this morning on the Astoria bridge, a 4 mile long truss bridge, the longest in North America.
 We stopped at Cannon Beach, which is famous for their huge rock formations on the beach.  It was amazing!  Just wish that the weather had cooperated!
 There are some pretty spectacular homes right on Cannon Beach.  I would be happy living in this one!
 Or this one!
 Tonight we are camping just down from Cannon Beach.  This gorgeous beach is just a few minutes walk from our campsite. The beach goes on for miles and miles!
 Emily and her Daddy having fun!
 The pictures just don't do justice to how pretty it is here.  Notice all of the sand dunes?
 Tomorrow we are headed to Tillamook, Oregon, where we will take a tour of the Tillamook Cheese factory.  Their famous cheese is some of the best ever!  And their black cherry ice cream is delish!
 After that, we head over to Portland, then make our way to Idaho.  We are really loving our new motor home, and are so happy that we have a chance to explore this gorgeous country of ours as we make our way home!  I'll be sure to keep you posted of more of our adventures on the road!

12 comments:

NanaDiana said...

I am so glad you are having a good tie, Donna. It is wonderful that you can take your time heading home and not have to be so rushed. It hasn't been wonderful weather here anyway so you aren't missing much.

The places you have been are just beautiful. Take good care and drive safe...xo Diana

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What beautiful photos, Donna! It really looks spectacular there! I really loved the photo of you and Emily...two pretty ladies!

Tete said...

Your photos are so great. I pray that you have a safe journey and plenty of fun all the way home.

pembrokeshire lass said...

What lovely photos. A pity that the weather didn't co-operate but the mistyness adds to its character I think. Enjoy. Joan

The Bear's Blog said...

What a wonderful way to make your way home. You have been in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugs

Big hugs to Emily ♥

Kim K. said...

Such lovely photos (even in the rain). What a fabulous way to travel home. Safe travels.

Trisha said...

I love the picture of Emily and her daddy-so cute! My husband grew up in Newport, Oregon and refuses to eat cheese unless it is Tillamook! Have a safe drive the rest of the way home!

~Trisha

Blondie's Journal said...

Your photos are just breathtaking! I don't know the West coast very well at all {one day in Seattle~it rained!}. I would love to have all the comforts of a motor home. At first I thought you meant you were camping in a tent! Duh!!

Have a lot more good times...it has been hot and cold here, just crazy as usual. We are going to the lake tomorrow, hope it doesn't rain!

XO,
Jane

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

You are giving a whole new meaning to moving...Enjoy your adventure!!!

Karen said...

Hi Donna, John and Emily.....

I LOVE the pictures! Wonder why that place was called Camp Disappointment?!! Maybe because those who had to leave were disappointed? It looks gorgeous.

Since your pictures are so great, maybe you should consider enlarging them and framing to hang?

Have a wonderful trip!

Love, Karen

BECKY said...

Oh my Donna! I love your photos!! Just wonderful!! That is my kind of beauty!!

So glad you're having a great time!
Blessings,
Becky

Pamela said...

OH you lucky girl going home!! Wish it was me!
Love the photos...so beautiful!
I like it here too but for me it is time to go back as well.
Safe Driving Donna!!