Showing posts with label Road Trips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Road Trips. Show all posts

Surf Day

We got to fit in another surf trip this past weekend. We were able to determine that the foam board we have isn't quite big enough for Jeff, but Skylar and I rocked it. I enjoy the thrill of waiting for a wave to come in and just going for it. It's funny, as many times as I've been in the ocean, I still get startled the first time the water gets in my mouth. It's like I forget how salty it is each time we go, but once it happens I immediately remembers. I don't think a lot of people realize how salty the ocean water is. I'm sure it tastes differently in different bodies of water, but the Pacific is like the worst cold broth you've ever tasted. ☺

Our surf boots are awesome. They look odd, but we find this design allows for better grip of the board. You can grab a pair here.

My contacts love the saltwater and so does my skin. 

We love our Wave Storm foam sticks. They are great for beginners and help you learn the basics of surfing. They are affordable and come with everything you need to get started with surfing, even if you've never been before. You can snag a board here and here.
(April 18, 2021)

Sunset Highway Drive

We took a short day trip along the Sunset Highway to Astoria and back. It was a lot of sights to pack into one day, but here's a quick recap of our trip. 

Along the highway is a place that has a lot of logging equipment and history of logging. Camp 18 also has a restaurant that features a lot of history of the area, as well.

We made it to Astoria and had lunch at the Astoria Co-op and watched as people were coming and going from the docks. There was a cruise ship parked along the bay front and the passengers were loading the boat for another excursion down the Columbia River headed towards the Pacific Ocean.

Museum where the Goonies did a shot of Mikey's dad on the porch as they rode their bikes past.

The jailhouse in the Goonies where the beginning of the movie takes place.

Old fishing piers along the Columbia River in Astoria, Oregon.

Astoria–Megler Bridge that connects Oregon to Washington. Interesting enough, this bridge is all steel and is 14 miles long.

The end of the Oregon Trail in Seaside, Oregon, taking by Lewis and Clark in the 1800s.

This fountain was along Highway 101. I couldn't help by stop and admire it, especially with how it looked at night.