All gas stations should have full sized gun shops in them.
"If you drink this water it will make you burp... and it will make you have to poo poo." Ah the wisdom of children. I learned this from one at the public pool in Astoria. Our first stop in Oregon State. Here we slept in our first real beds since starting the trip; at the Norblad Hostel. We also checked out all the town's cool colonial architecture and maritime museum.
Chocolate milk and chips make any day, a good day.
Yes you can bake a pie on a camp stove. Aided by the
fact that blackberries are in season and EVERYWHERE!
And yes it was delicious. We've also had great success with cookies and brownies, thanks to Rainbow’s awesome mixes brought down by Jess.
Great friends make a great long weekend surf crew. The area around Cannon Beach makes it hard for any surf trip to not be great, but I'm glad we shared it with these folks.
And if at first you don't succeed...
Try and try again
(Taken immediately after my first successful wave
catch on our very last wave of the trip!)
I bruise like a ripe peach.
Love is beautiful.
And so are sunsets.
Rainbow has more talents than she first lets on.
4ft of pepperoni is not too much for one girl to handle.
Especially when it's from the Tillimook County Smokers.
Dave and I are also a fan of all the products produced by the Tillimook County Creamery Association, so we decided to pay them a visit. Bonus was the cheese samples and well priced ice cream in hand made waffle cones.
Although raccoons act like they are after your food, they know the true value of certain items. We learned this last night when they ravaged Dave's handle bar bag which was inside the tent vestibule. Of course they ate the Clif Bars and trail mix, but also his wallet was scattered and our camera was found 20ft away in the bushes.
The Oregon coast really is as beautiful as they say it is.
*Safeway is the perfect rest stop for cyclists. They have all the required ammenities including food, wifi, tables, power outlets and bathrooms.