Highway 101

Ever since Steve and I moved here, we’ve been super pumped to check out the coast. We had heard from various people that if you can manage to catch a clear, sunny day on the coast to just drop everything and head out!

And that’s what we did.

Now, I’m not sure if it’s the summer air, or the West coast mentality creeping into our brains, but lately we’ve taken to exploring with no directions, and no plan. It’s amazing the things you can randomly run into!

We spent the whole day slowly making our way north on Highway 101, stopping at scenic overlooks, checking out beaches, and just taking in the beauty of the coastline.

As we drove higher we couldn’t get over some of the incredible views!

We finally made our way to Cannon Beach – an adorable little town with lots of little shops, restaurants, and galleries. The beach itself was incredible – long stretches of sand and a skyline that was dominated by a huge, mossy rock formation.

Of course we couldn’t resist taking about a million pictures – the light was incredible.

We made our way up to Seaside where we ate at this tiny restaurant called “Maggie’s on the Prom“. Maggie’s was one of the few oceanside restaurants in town, and we later discovered that the Executive chef, Jason Alldrin, was an Iron Chef winner. Score! Needless to say, the food was amazing and it was a perfect end to our Sunday drive up the coast!

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