Last week James was off work for the holidays so we wanted to take full advantage of the time together! We rented a car and decided to explore outside of Portland a little bit. It’s something we haven’t been able to do very much of since we moved here two months ago as we’ve been busy finding a new apartment and settling in. Plus, not having a car makes these trips a challenge!
One place we knew we wanted to see was Cannon Beach which is about an hour and a half outside of Portland. Not only is it absolutely gorgeous (even on a rainy day) but it’s also surrounded by a little town full of cute shops and restaurants. We stopped in at Tom’s Fish and Chips first and then made our way down to the water with our dog Buffy in tow. Aside from one rude woman who scolded Buffy for sniffing her dog (like, really lady?) people were super nice. We slowly strolled along the beach toward that beautiful rock formation called “haystack“.
We had Buffy off-leash for most of the time and she had a blast running along the ocean and playing in the sand. The beach is dog friendly and there were a ton of dogs playing fetch and having a grand ol’ time! But after that woman was so rude about Buffy sniffing her dog we put her back on her leash. Thanks anonymous woman for ruining Buffy’s day! She still looks pretty happy though, wouldn’t you say?
I had to get one photo of my belly in front of the ocean waves : ) I was 27 weeks here!
This was such a fun day and I will definitely go back again in the summer when it’s warmer. It would be a great spot to go for a picnic!
Are there any places in your city that you’ve been wanting to explore? Let me know in the comments!