This is another all travel post. It has been great hearing from everyone and their comments on the trip and the advice on things to see. It is very appreciated.
Today is our 21st anniversary. I am a very lucky girl.
So we hopped in the car and headed back to the coast. Our first stop was the Tillamook Cheese Factory...
I love factory tours.
The machinery is fascinating. I loved watching the cheese make its journey from large block to small pound packed blocks.
Then after having some of their ice cream. They have wonderful local flavors like huckleberry.
We headed to Meares Lighthouse.
This is what we could see on the walk down.
Look how cute. This is Oregon's shortest lighthouse, only 39'. We were lucky to be able to go up inside it. They only let 30 people a day go up. This lighthouse is no longer in service.
This is a Sitka Spruce that they call the octopus tree that is at the same park.
More beautiful coastline. Looking out towards see from this look out we actually saw( and heard!) gray whales. Amazing! What a gift.
This was the next stop, Yaquina Head Lighthouse. This one is still active.
This one is a little taller than the last one.
It was worth going up the stairs!
After that we found a small place by the beach for a late lunch/early dinner. I had some wonderful clam chowder.
So then we drove back to Portland. We have finished packing and are ready to leave early in the morning.
It has been an amazing trip and I hate to go, but I also look forward to being home.
Thanks for tagging along!
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