Day 1 – Down the Oregon Coast via Highway 1

Jordan and I took a week off to drive and camp down the Oregon coast along Highway 1, visit Crater Lake, and stay in Bend before heading back to Seattle. This trip was back in April, so…. I am so sorry for being so behind!

Day 1: Wreck of the Peter Iredale, Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach, & Nehalem Bay State Park

First stop was at the Wreck of the Peter Iredale and how cool it was! Guss loved the open beaches and was very hesitant about the ocean. On this trip, we learned that Guss was more of a fan of other dog’s balls than his own sometimes. He was far more interested in sticks than his own ball.

I really wanted to stop at Ecola State Park before getting to Cannon Beach. We parked our cars and followed a trail sign to see where it would take us and it turned into Guss’ first hike on the muddiest trail. I was regretting it, but grateful that I was wearing rubber boots instead of my hiking shoes. The trail took us to Crescent Beach and it was amazing!

We were starving since we had been driving all morning and afternoon, so we headed to Canon Beach for lunch at Pelican Brewery. We sat outside with our pup (and other cute pups too, of course) and ordered through their backside window. There were dogs everywhere when we got into Canon Beach! After lunch, we hung out at the beach, found sticks for Guss to chase, and met other adorable dogs before heading to our campsite at Nehalem Bay State Park.

We set up camp before dark and walked around the beach (we tried to see if we could catch the sunset, but it was too cloudy). After driving about 208 miles in a day… we were happy to finally lay in our tent.

Day 2 blog of our roadtrip down the coast will come soon! Thanks so much for reading!!

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