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
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!
Morning view from the hotel room Rockaway Beach
Hotel room view
Girlie almost forgot her sneakers!
They tried some ghost peppers
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Seals and pelicans
Silver Surf Motel, Yahcats
We LOVED this room with a kitchen and full sized refrigerator.
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
I'm glad we made it here. This was something we all wanted to see!
In Portland. Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Taken from the Broadway Bridge
In line at Voodoo, but worth the weight! :)
View from Broadway Bridge
Snacks for the hotel room!
Created by the calligrapher at Oblation Papers
Getting ready to board the Empire Builder back home.