Oregon Coast trip

We traveled by Amtrak on the Empire Builder from Minnesota to Portland, Oregon, rented a car, and drove down Oregon Coast 101 from Astoria to the sand dunes in Florence.

Video of the Amtrak Empire Builder trip

Video of the Oregon Coast Road trip

                                                   Roomette on the train

A beautiful ride along the Columbia River

Portland Union Station

Mossy trees

Heading into Astoria. 


Astoria Column  built in 1926 with financing from the Great Northern Railway and Vincent Astor, the great-grandson of John Jacob Astor. 

59 bucks a night for the room!

The Pacific Ocean!



                                                      Cannon Beach


Rockaway Beach

Rockaway Beach

Morning view from the hotel room Rockaway Beach

Hotel room view

Girlie almost forgot her sneakers!


The Rental

                                                 They tried some ghost peppers

                                                  Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Tide pools

Seals and pelicans


                                                           Silver Surf Motel, Yahcats

We LOVED this room with a kitchen and full sized refrigerator.

Starry morning!

Packing up. We all wanted to spend a few days here though!


Haceta Head Lighthouse

 Haceta Head Light house

View from inside the lighthouse

Drove though quite a few of these.

                                      Siuslaw River, Florence, Oregon

Sand dunes!

I'm glad we made it here. This was something we all wanted to see!

In Portland. Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Guitar exhibit!

Taken from the Broadway Bridge


Broadway Bridge


In line at Voodoo, but worth the weight! :) 

View from Broadway Bridge

Snacks for the hotel room!

                                                                   Food truck!

Powells Books

                           Created by the calligrapher at Oblation Papers

Getting ready to board the Empire Builder back home. 

Beautiful station!

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