Saturday, January 1, 2011

Oregon Coast in December

With all that's been going on, I decided that it would be fun to get away to the Oregon coast for a few days between Christmas and New Year's. I rented a place in Manzanita. Unfortunately, when we arrived, we found that the place had inadequate heat to deal with the winds and cold weather at the coast in December. Rather than drive back home in the dark across the Coast Range, we decided to spend the night in a kitschy motel in Manzanita. The place was clean, but definitely not the relaxing place I had hoped to spend time. We woke up Thursday morning to some gorgeous blue skies - a rarity at the Oregon coast in December.

I got on the internet and found us a place to stay in Cannon Beach for Thursday night. After a walk on the beach we headed north to Cannon Beach. The place was amazing! We stayed at The Ocean Lodge right on the beach. The view from our room was great. That's Haystack Rock.

We went for a long walk on the beach. Here's Haystack Rock looking south into the sun.

 The sunset was also very nice.

Our room came equipped with a gas fireplace, a kitchenette, and a complete array of doggie stuff, including dog bowls to use, dog treats, poopie bags, a towel and a bed sheet. Kendall made herself right at home.

We will definitely be back to the Ocean Lodge!

1 comment:

katie said...

What gorgeous pics! I have been to Haystack Rock, it is a beautiful place! Too bad the pups didn't get to go with us that trip, but I hope we can go back there with both of them one day. Oregon has some great dog friendly beaches, and what a cool place to stay you found!

I was updating my CKCS blogroll and found your blog again. I will be adding it to this months blogroll. Kendall is a cute guy!