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1/26/16

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!









Seaside 


Seaside 





                                                      Cannon Beach








 















Rockaway Beach

Rockaway Beach


Morning view from the hotel room Rockaway Beach



Hotel room view



Girlie almost forgot her sneakers!


Tillamook 

The Rental



                                                 They tried some ghost peppers













                                                  Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Tide pools

Seals and pelicans




            Yachats




                                                           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


Chinatown 


Broadway Bridge

Voodoo!

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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