Lincon City, OR
Lincoln City KOA
House on wheels. The sixty minute drive from McMinnville out to the coastal town of Lincoln City, OR was our first adventure with everyone in the rv and with our tow car attached. Matt drove it like a rock-star. I, on the other hand, tried to keep my eyes down on my phone trying not to look at how much of the lane we were taking up. At one point going across a narrow bridge, it looked like we had two options - go up a 6 inch curb on the passenger side or lose a side view mirror on the driver side. Ack! Somehow Matt managed to save our tires and mirror and I returned to looking at the map.
Siuslaw National Forest, Cape Perpetua
From our campsite at the KOA, we drove 5 minutes out to the coast and then headed south to find Thor's Well - a cool spot in along the ocean where the water sucks down into a hole and then shoots up like a gyser.
We found this thing in the tide pools next to Thor's Well. No clue what it was. We showed the pics on my camera to the rangers and they didn't know either. Was kind of translucent with little opaque white balls inside. Didn't see a face or anything that made it look like an animal.
Kids working on their Junior Ranger booklets.
Lots of these fuzzy wuzzy guys on the trail.
Sea Lion Caves
From Cape Perpetua (Thor's Well), we drove further south to see the Sea Lion Caves. Turns out the sea lions were on vacation for summer and fall so we skipped the trip down to the stinky caves. From the recent tripadvisor reviews, it looks like they come back in December sometime.
Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Area
The Oregon coast is just so beautiful, we couldn't just keep driving. We decided to stop at Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Area. The kids had a blast running around at low tide on this big expanse of flat packed sand. There were tide pools, caves carved into the rocks to hide in and a trail that led up to the lighthouse.
Lincoln City, OR
Game Over Arcade
Matt chose the dinner location and the kids gave it a thumbs up. We ordered some pizza, local beers and handed out a few quarters. Kaylie was the smartest one of the group...she went around and checked the change return slots on all the video game machines and rounded up over $3.00.
I'll be sharing our travel plans, some reviews, cooking ideas (because I know you are all jealous of my easy-bake oven), and ... oh who am I kidding?! I'll be lucky to get our photos posted!