Wine Tasting at Emerson Vineyards, Oregon

Typically, when we arrive at a Harvest Hosts, either Will or I will go into the storefront to complete the requested minimum $20 purchase to support our stay. But Bird had napped for most of the drive to Emerson Vineyards and the tasting room was huge and not very busy, so we decided to letContinue reading “Wine Tasting at Emerson Vineyards, Oregon”

Sunday Hikes to Heceta Lighthouse and Hobbit Beach, Oregon

The word that comes to mind when thinking about the Oregon coast is character. There are so many capes and lighthouses and beautiful rocks jutting up from the ocean floor. It is unlike anything I have ever seen, and while we were ready to move on to new adventures, I truly cherished the couple ofContinue reading “Sunday Hikes to Heceta Lighthouse and Hobbit Beach, Oregon”

Two Evenings at Seal Rock, Oregon

I had major doubts that we would see seals at Seal Rock. I figured it was like so many other things where there used to be seals or someone saw 2 seals there once and the name just stuck. But I was mistaken. We ended up heading the 5 minutes up the road from ourContinue reading “Two Evenings at Seal Rock, Oregon”

Experiencing a Cape Lookout Sunset, Oregon

Our Hipcamp stay was a few miles from the Three Capes Scenic Byway on the Oregon coast, and we took full advantage of our proximity to the beach. The first night of our stay, we scoped out the area and caught a bit of the sunset from an overlook, but the next night we wereContinue reading “Experiencing a Cape Lookout Sunset, Oregon”

Our First Hipcamp Stay, Cloverdale, Oregon

It is no joke that campsite reservations were hard to come by this summer, and the Labor Day weekend gave us a run for our money, literally and figuratively. We started looking for a place to stay a couple of months in advance and continually struck out. When we could find a place, it wasContinue reading “Our First Hipcamp Stay, Cloverdale, Oregon”

Escaping the Heat: Part 2 at Wallowa Lake, Oregon

Since our first escape from 100+°F heat worked so well, we decided to do again, but this time, we were in Oregon. Even though Lake Wallowa was over 2 hours away from where we were staying in Pendleton, it was absolutely worth the trip. The drive there wound us through some beautiful parts of Oregon,Continue reading “Escaping the Heat: Part 2 at Wallowa Lake, Oregon”