To celebrate our ten year wedding anniversary this month, my husband (B) and I took a road trip from Oregon to California. We only had a few must-do's: drive as much of the coast highway as possible, see the redwoods and end up in Monterey, California. We had 5 days, no kids, a good car, a camera and a loose itenerary. Adventure time!
Our first night was spent in Bandon on the southern Oregon coast. Neither of us had been there so we thought it would be a nice place to stop. Our hotel was right on a bluff overlooking the ocean and had stairs (I heard a guy say as he carried his daughter up them that there were 180!) from the hotel to the beach. Bandon has an amazing beach. The rocks off the coast are really spectacular and it was a great beach for agate hunting. My pockets were full of sand and treasures to bring home. There were sea lions on the rocks and the tide was so low that we could explore the tide pools. There was a beautiful sunset and a great way to start our trip.
We would both love to visit Bandon again. It has such a cute historic bay front and the mix of fresh seafood and locally grown cranberries made for yummy eats. We woke up early (you will see a trend here) and got on the road. We had reservations in Monterey and hundreds of miles to get there.
On the playlist for day one:
Oregon Coast - The Avett Brothers
Southern Oregon - Johnny Cash
We fit a lot into one road trip, so I am breaking this adventure into pieces.
Watch for Days 2 and 3 to come later this week.