We saw big cities, small towns, miles of forests, lava fields, deserts, canyons, waterfalls, mighty rivers, rushing streams + the endless ocean. And we only drove 700 miles total. There was another surprise around every bend in the road + we were amazed multiple times per day. No exaggeration. In case anyone cares to follow along...here's what we did.
Day 1 :: We flew into Portland, took the train downtown + walked to our hotel near the legendary Powell's bookstore. We ate some amazing Thai food (at Thai Peacock), took in some inspiring street style, browsed some independent shops, thrifted + spent plenty of time book browsing. We had some incredible shave ice for dinner + bought some groceries for the next few days at Whole Foods.
We continued on to Eugene, where we stopped to do a little thrifting, eat a little ice-cream + do a little grocery shopping. Then we pushed on + caught our first glimpse of the Pacific Ocean. We pulled into Beachside State Recreation Site (probably my favorite camping spot) + spent the evening on the beach...taking in our first sunset over the ocean.
I'm going to break this post into two parts...so a little more tomorrow. :)