We flew out last Saturday. It took most of the day since we flew out of Atlanta. It took about 4 hours to drive to Atlanta and then flew for 5 hours.
So we got to the hotel at 10pm. Sunday we woke up early and drove to the Coast. I knew Sunday was going to be the warmest day (70 degrees), so a beach day it was. We went to Cannon Beach. This is what we first saw when driving up.
We found parking and it was a cute little beach town.
This beach was beautiful!!
Lots of people were taking pictures of these birds. I don't know if they were special or not but I took pictures too. LOL
This dead tree was beautiful! It was sitting on top of all these black rocks. So cool.
This beach was very quite in the morning but was filling up quickly by afternoon. So many dogs every where. I was glad when we left. I think we walked 10 miles that day. On the way home we stopped at a rest area. It had a trail as part of it. So we walked some more.
Everything was just beautiful. Full of color. I just kept taking pictures but it just didn't capture how wonderful it was.
The whole week we hiked, climbed over rocks and trees, ran agility. Where did I fall and hurt myself? At the rest stop. LOL, Yup. I was walking and the square sidewalk pieces weren't level. The one in front was up about 2 inches and I tripped and fell. I skinned my hands and knees. Ouch!
The hotel we stayed at was very nice. It was a block from the river.
There was a walking path that was about 2 miles long, one way. You could see Mt. Hood from the river.
After contacting a couple people who's blogs I read, I got the suggestion to go hiking at the Eagle Creek trail. So the next day , that's where we went. That was after we walked the 4 mile path by the river.
Some narrow parts of the path had metal wire railings to hold on to. We didn't see many people going up the trail but coming back down, lots of people and dogs started coming. Good thing we went early. Anyway, it was kind of unnerving when you had to pass someone on the narrow paths. I seemed to be the person who always had to be on the outside of the path, near the edge, when passing. All I could think of was, "What if this person is a wacko, and just pushes me off the edge?". LOL
Its was just so pretty and green on everything.
This lady is leaning to try to get a picture of the waterfall around the corner. It gives you perspective of how big the place is.
This small waterfall was behind us if forward is where the lady is standing. This waterfall flows into the really pretty green water.
Then we hike back up the side of the mountain and to see the top of the waterfall that was around the corner. It was a steep hike too.
It was a wonderful hike.
On the way home, over the bridge, I took this shot.