Notes from the Road - Week 4

As of today, it's officially been a month since we hit the road. Time flies!

We spent last week on the northern coast of Oregon, around Tilamook County.

We found a fantastic free campsite on Cook's Creek. The campsite had a little hiking trail down to the creek and it was really the perfect spot in the woods. Getting to the campsite was a different matter - we blew two tires in three days. Luckily they were the tires we'd planned on replacing in a month or two, so let's just say they got replaced early.

We found we really liked the little town of Manzanita. They had a lovely beach right next to the mountains. The beach was never too crowded, and the town itself was wonderful. We spent a couple of days at the Manzanita Public Library catching up on work. When work was done, the ice cream at Manzanita Cones and Coffee couldn't be beat.

We had a couple of early mornings where we went out to different beaches, including the Short Sand Beach along Highway 101. We got there before the crowds of surfers and enjoyed finding tide pools full of starfish and anemones.

We also checked out Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach. It's home to lots of birds, including puffins! 

We had lots of fog all week, but only one truly rainy day. We checked out the Bayocean Spit during a break in the rain, and then scurried back to the truck when it started pouring again. 

And, we discovered that we have a beach dog! This week we're camped out at Twin Harbors State Park in Washington, right next to the ocean. We're prepared to be sweeping lots of sand out of the RV for a while yet.


  • Bryan Busby

    I was just at Haystack Rock last week!

  • Aunt Dorothy

    What a wonderful experience and trip you two are making. Love reading about it.

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