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Tillamook, Oregon

So, last week while my in laws were in town, we went on an exciting day trip to another Coast City: Tillamook, Oregon. This was the last lengthy day trip, we will be doing while we are here.  We will be driving forty hours (in two cars) in a few weeks, so time to start mentally preparing for that. We had a wonderful day in Tillamook.  Here's the easy breakdown of our day. The Tillamook Cheese Factory- This place was…

Our Day Trip To Cannon Beach

With our housing woes, we haven't been able to relax in a while. So, it was nice to take some time to adventure to Cannon Beach, Oregon. It is absolutely breathtaking there, the Haystack Rocks and the other rock structures along the water paired with the fog. It felt like I was sunbathing inside of a portrait. For us, the drive was about an hour and thirty minutes. We stopped at a restaurant on mile marker number 18, creatively named…

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Road trip entertainment for our kids!

It is hard to believe we are only three days from departure for our big summer adventure to Portland, Oregon!  We will be stopping every 7-10 hours of driving to stay in a hotel, we will have the boys swim at each stop to get their joints moving again.  We will shower, eat a healthy breakfast, and get back on the road for the day.  These chunks of time are so long for young children, so I've spent the last…