We left very early on a Tuesday morning and drove almost all the way to Portland. We stopped at Shoshone Falls for a brief pit stop and to stretch the legs. We saw a deer there. And then ate at Great Harvest.
|Terrible photo but it's what I got...|
So the next morning we stopped by Outside Van in Troutdale to get the bumper. Tanner was impressed with their operation! We stopped off the freeway in Portland at Fleur De Lis Cafe and it was AMAZING! Tanner had a delicious egg sandwich and mine had a tomatoey pepper sauce with plantains and it was incredible. Great find!
Then we headed up the coast a bit more and made another stop at Canon Beach. It was beautiful but SOOO windy and a bit chilly. And Harvey is not a fan of the wind and he is kind of wimpy about little things, like the wind and the waves pushing water up on the beach. Ha. He was kind of whiney there but it was a fun stop all the same.
|Not nursing, even though it looks like it. She's just passed out and life is good.|
We were told Ruby Beach was a must see as well so a few more miles up the coast we pulled off to check that out. I'll second/third it - must see. It was so pretty and all the rocks were flat and round and smooth and so cool. I decided I love the rustic beach with the trees and rocks. Not that I'm not a fan of crystal blue waters and a pina colada in hand...but there's something breathtaking about this Washington Coast that I fell in love with this trip!
So amazing. So after that we headed a few more hours up the coast the the Hoh Rainforest, which we took a billion pictures of and have posted for your viewing enjoyment in part 2.