Day Trip Up To Astoria with a Waterfall, Sea Caves and Shipwrecks!

In today’s video, we take another day trip, this time up to Astoria along the Columbia River. However, we make a few stops on the shore along the way. First stop was Hug Point State Park where we got to see a waterfall leading to the sea and explore some sea caves. A quick stop in Cannon Beach followed to see the famous Haystack Rock before we drove up to the Peter Iredale Shipwreck. The Shipwreck was really cool and unlike anything we’ve ever seen. It’s been shipwrecked there for over 100 years. Finally, we make it to the riverwalk in Astoria and have some delicious food and beer overlooking the Columbia RIver at Bouy Beer.

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Hug Point
Cannon Beach
Peter Iredale Shipwreck
Astoria
Bouy Beer

 

The Three Capes Scenic Drive Along the Oregon Coast

In today’s video, we take the Three Capes Scenic Loop Drive from Tillamook down to Pacific City Oregon. Unfortunately, the road was closed so we had to go slightly out of order but we still got to see the three capes. The first cape is Cape Meares and the lighthouse by the same name. Make sure to check out the Octopus Tree while there! Next cape is Cape Lookout which we decided to drive on by. Finally, we get down to Pacific City and Cape Kiwanda which rounds out our 3 capes. The beach at Cape Kiwanda was awesome between the fishing boats screaming into shore, the giant sand dune and the tide pools. We had a blast! Plus we got to eat some delicious tacos. Mmmmm.

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Three Capes Scenic Drive
Cape Meares State Park
Cape Kiwanda
Barview Jetty Campground

 

Picking Crab for Dinner, Hitching Up Successfully and a Whole Lots of EELS

In today’s video, you get to watch me pick a bunch of Dungeness crabs for a special family dinner of crab melts. The Oregon Coast is known for crab so we had to do something special. Yum! Totally worth the effort.

It’s also moving day so we take you along with us as we hitch up the Airstream with our new sturdy hitch receiver. The spot we’ve been in for the past 2 weeks was very uneven and on a steep hill so it was interesting hitching back up and getting off the hill. Luckily it all worked out, yay for our Hensley!

Unfortunately, we got stuck on the 101 for 1.5 hours because of…..EELS! Can you believe it? At least we didn’t get eeled. Yuck! We finally make it to our spot at Barview Jetty and couldn’t be happier for some sun, full hookups, and cell service 🙂

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The Eel Accident
Barview Jetty Campground

 

 

Trying our New Inflatable Kayak, a Day Trip to Coos Bay & Checking out Yachats Brewing

In today’s video, we test out our new inflatable kayak from Sea Eagle. We ended up getting a Sea Eagle 370 after chatting with our friends Steve and Tess, of The More We Explore, who are sponsored by them and really love their products. We have never used an inflatable kayak before so it’s a learning process but the instructions were great and we had a good maiden voyage (it was too windy to go far).

Next, we travel down to Coos Bay, get some lunch and explore the waterfront area which was very educational and cool before heading into Yachats for brunch at Yachats Brewing which was an amazing place. They make a lot of their own gourmet food products, serve amazing food, and have an awesome beer and kombucha menu. We highly recommend!

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Our Sea Eagle 370
Coos Bay
Yachats Brewing

 

Exploring Yachats & Newport on the Oregon Coast

In today’s video, we check out a farmers market in the town of Yachats Oregon. Fresh flowers and jam! Love it!. Next, we climb down a roped trail to the beach right outside our rental house and explore the beach. The saga of our hitch receiver continues…. Finally, we take a day trip to Newport Oregon for lunch, and some foggy sightseeing.

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Yachats
Newport

 

Arriving on the Oregon Coast in Florence

In today’s video, we spend our first night free Casino camping at the Three Rivers Casino before heading to a rental home to meet up with our families on the Coast. Steve did an AMAZING job parking the Airstream on the very steep driveway and we can hear the ocean from inside. Meanwhile more hitch receiver issues and a quick tour of the rental home we’re staying in with the family. Finally, we do a little bit of sightseeing at the Heceta Lighthouse and running on the beach. More exploring the coast coming soon.

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Three Rivers Casino Free Camping
Heceta Light House

 

So Many Waterfalls & Last Night in Bend

In today’s video, we take McKenzie Pass Highway through a bunch of lava rock to go and see some waterfall not far from the Sisters. The first waterfall hike was Proxy Falls, which is our absolute favorite falls hike we’ve ever seen. The Lower Falls was AMAZING! We highly recommend it! We then stop and see Sahalie Falls which was roaring and took the quick walk down to Koosah Falls as well. We love waterfalls! Lastly, we share our last night in Bend before we head West towards the Coast.

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Proxy Falls
Sahalie & Koosah Falls

 

Steelhead Falls and Smith Rock State Park

In today’s video, we take a day trip to Terrebonne Oregon. First stop is the hike to Steelhead Falls which was lovely and very secluded. Steve made some great waterfall photography and shares some tips on how to photograph waterfalls. The next stop is Smith Rock State Park where we hike Misery Ridge and walk along the River Trail. The rock formations were awesome!

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Steelhead Falls
Smith Rock State Park

 

Exploring Bend Oregon & Getting Mountain Bikes

In today’s video, we explore Bend Oregon which is a beautiful city and walk one of the parks along the Deschutes River. We take care of poor Penny who gets an injury while running around before we head back into town to get some new to us mountain bikes at a used bike shop. We really liked the people at GearFix if you are ever in the Bend area and need any used outdoor equipment or any work done on your bike or climbing gear. Lastly, we share the adventure we had with an unexpected and unwanted visitor in the Airstream. Yuck!

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Campendium
GearFix