Hello kittens! First of all, today’s post is Lovely to meet you’s 100th blog post!! Let’s celebrate! Wohooooooooooo!!! Okay, that was me celebrating. Back to what you’re here for…
This day is broken into two parts. Today’s post is about our time on the coast, and part 2 is our evening back in Portland. So enjoy today’s post!
It started off with an hour and a half drive from our hotel to Cannon Beach.
It felt good to see more wide open spaces as we drove. Reminded me of home, but much greener.
Every time we drove through a tunnel (there were a few in Portland too), we each had a ‘ritual’ that we did. I learned from my mom that you honk your horn in a tunnel. Travis said you needed to hold your breath. And Chelsea said you opened your eyes super wide and put your hands in the air. So naturally, we would do all three. :)
Once we made it to Cannon Beach, we parked and made our way to Haystack Rock (the one in the opening scene of The Goonies). It was much bigger than I had imagined, and it was also hard to see it because it was so flippin’ windy that we had to walk backwards just to get closer to it. lol.
I wrote this about Chelsea and Travis on my Instagram, “I couldn’t of asked for a better duo to go on this trip with. Travis always makes us laugh with his humor and Chelsea is an all around uplifting presence. She and I really bonded this trip and I’m happy to call these two my friends. They are cute, funny and even in the most ridiculous windy/rainy/crazy weather on the beach, they are still having a good time. Cheers to friendship, vacation, and silly times. Love you two weirdos!”
I was so happy to visit the West Coast for the first time. Despite the crazy weather, I loved it!
Oh, hello Pacific Ocean. So nice of you to wave at me.
Crazy Travis taking his socks and shoes off to go wading in the freezing cold ocean. ha! I only reached down and touched it with my fingers.
Chelsea was super cold. I don’t blame her because it was very cold right up there by the ocean. But still a beautiful site to see.
To warm up a bit, we went and got some coffee at Sleepy Monk.
A girl at one of the shops from day 2, told us she grew up in Manzanita and said we should drive down the coast to it. So we did just that.
We drove around the quaint town and stopped by the beach again for more photos.
If it were this cold and drizzly in Wichita, no one would be out flying a kite and hanging out, but on the NW Coast, it’s definitely something people do. But of course, they have an ocean in their backyard, so it’s understandable. :)
My three amigos (T let me use this photo with him in it because it’s not of his face, hehe).
I got my nails done before I went on this trip by the amazing Courtney. Seriously tho, if you’re in with Wichita area, go to her. Her shellac nails last weeks (like 4-5 weeks).
Hey look, it’s me at the ocean!
I love it here.
We drove into Manzanita to a few local shops and stopped in the grocery store to get some water.
After our time in Manzanita we drove along the coast some more.
As we were driving along the coast we couldn’t see past the trees to see the ocean, it was all just pure white from the fog. Travis made us all laugh with his, “Guess we made it to the edge of the map” and “Oh no! It’s not rendering!” ahahahaha, made us laugh a lot.
We stopped at an overlook for more photos and made our way back to Portland.
T took this photo of me and I really like. Tho it was super windy at the coast, it kind of felt like home. :)
Overall, visiting the beach was so fun! It was a great thing to do on our last full day in Oregon and I loved every minute of it. Even with it being so windy and rainy, having T and my friends there made it so fun. This day was a great one.
Stay tuned for Part 2 coming tomorrow!
Peace + love, Jaclyn
Rain meter: lots of rain (and wind) on beach, drizzly around the town of Cannon Beach, but little to no rain in Manzanita.