Inn at Haystack Rock
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... areas. After this spot of culture grabbing we finally started our road trip proper. First stop the strangely named Canon Beach. Not an offensive weapon insight, but you are provided with a stunning flat sandy beach that stretches for miles and is dominated by a large rock outcrop that provides some fantastic housing for the local seabird population. It really is an impressive piece of geology, but all this was just window dressing to me. Really there was ...
... a 4 hour drive, we arrived at our Seattle hotel, the Mayflower Park Hotel. This is a beautiful old-style hotel that is perfectly located in downtown Seattle. There, we reunited with some wonderful friends we met on our Italian vacation last year. They are actually the reason we took this trip! We have found some great traveling buddies and were ready to make new memories together. One couple is from Florida ...
... br> On our last night by the sea, we walked to the beach across from our inn. A thick bank of fog on the horizon blocked the sunset, but the residual glow of evening light illuminated a rather elaborate sandcastle. Pools of captured salt water reflected the fleeting light, and Haystack Rock stood sentinel in the distance.
... drive in the dark to Newberg - we should have stopped in Cannon Beach in the daylight - but I decided to press on so that we didn't have to have an early start in the morning - but that meant driving in the dark - which wasn't popular with certain members of the party.. :(
Today we head out to Astoria to see Joleen's beach house. It is a fixer upper that she bought this last Spring. It is about a 2 hour drive to the coast. We went across the Astoria Bridge (crosses the Columbia River) to Illwaco to see if we could find our friend Deny (no luck) and then back to Tigard.