Labor Day is the unofficial end to summer where families like to get away and catch some sun rays before its too late. In Oregon our summer didn’t show up until August (I know surprise surprise) but us Oregonians are lucky enough to live close to the coast and a day at the beach is peaceful in Oregon.
I had to work over Labor Day so post Labor Day when after all the crowds and the kids are back to school, the boyfriend and i took our dog Finley to the Oregon coast for a family getaway.
There are many popular beachy towns in Oregon such as Seaside, Astoria, and Tillamook, but we went a little more south to another popular beach town of Lincoln City. Lincoln city is known for their Outlet Mall known as “Tanger” outlets. It always fun spending a few hours browsing in and out of shops and finding a good deal or two on popular name brands such as COACH. I have been tempted a few times in that store.
The mornings were foggy and you could not see the ocean from the room. but we lounged around and took our time getting down to the beach which is always nice to not really recognize the time on a vacation. Finley our Miniature Dachshund was curious as always to all that has washed up ashore and smelled like it has seen better days. Finley did not like the water it was too cold. smart puppy he is. we saw many other dogs in and out of the water with their sandy paw but Finley took one look at the chilly salt water and ran behind our heels safely on land. this didn’t bother me because I really wasnt looking forward to giving him a bath when we got back to the hotel room.
Lincoln City is approx a 1.5hr drive from downtown Portland so it made a quick trip but felt like were far away enough from home to feel like we were on a getaway to indulge.
Here are a few photos of our trip…
Finley had a doggie gift bag waiting for him when we got to our room!
The best calamari I have ever had! Yum at Kyllos Restaurant
The view form our room as I lighted a soy candle from a friend.
Sidewalk art along the town
The green pickle ornament, my family has always celebrated this tradition every Christmas!
The view from the bech looking up at our hotel