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AK2VA Cross Country Road Trip Part 3 – Leaving our own Oregon Trail

AK2VA Header Guess where we stopped?!?!?!?!

( ADMIT IT: If you have seen the movie, you just read that quote above silently but in your own “Sloth” voice in your head.) 😉

I can only tell you that we were shamelessly thrilled to head to the Oregon Coast for the night – where Bryan’s favorite childhood movie The Goonies was filmed! We stopped by the house from the movie and spent the evening relaxing on Cannon Beach. Oregon beaches are beautiful and welcoming with smooth soft sand that becomes hard enough to walk on easily near the water. It was nice to see so many people enjoying the evening watching the surf with friends around a bonfire. If we were braver we might have joined a fire, because the wind was a-whippin’ and it was quite chilly! Luckily, the Cannon Beach RV Resort had an adults only time for their indoor spa and we met some fellow camping travelers while warming up and winding down for the evening!

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The next morning we got ready while playing The Goonies in the camper. Bryan was excited to take me for Brunch, and we found this cute little waterfront joint that was to die for. I still can’t believe we got a booth at a window seat! (iPhone pics below)

 

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The rest of the day was spent driving the Oregon Coast towards our next state and camping destination.  As for the Oregon Coast – WOW! Our drive turned out to be longer than anticipated due to so many gorgeous pull offs. We only stopped a handful of times, and the rest I just snapped from the window. B-Weiss_Photography_Alaska_Cross_Country_Road_Trip_AK2VA_Cross_Country_Road_Trip_Day9_Oregon_COAST_TO_CALIFORNIA_photo-050 B-Weiss_Photography_Alaska_Cross_Country_Road_Trip_AK2VA_Cross_Country_Road_Trip_Day9_Oregon_COAST_TO_CALIFORNIA_photo-068 B-Weiss_Photography_Alaska_Cross_Country_Road_Trip_AK2VA_Cross_Country_Road_Trip_Day9_Oregon_COAST_TO_CALIFORNIA_photo-072 B-Weiss_Photography_Alaska_Cross_Country_Road_Trip_AK2VA_Cross_Country_Road_Trip_Day9_Oregon_COAST_TO_CALIFORNIA_photo-060

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The drive was long but gorgeous, and we soon enough made our way towards our next stop – the Redwood National Forrest. We can’t wait to share our Northern California adventures soon!

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Margaret Eagan Dunn - June 9, 2014 - 10:15 am

Amazing. Absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing these photos. I feel as though I am there too!

Beverly Keeling Edwards - June 9, 2014 - 3:47 pm

Love, love the awesome pictures, especially the lighthouses. Thanks so much for taking us along thru your travels.

Julie Carson-Meeker - June 12, 2014 - 10:40 pm

We saw you guys on I5 today, headed south! Safe travels.