Touring the Oregon Coast – Day 1

During the last week of August, Eric had the opportunity to take a 4-day break coinciding with the Raya holidays and the US Labor Day. We were contemplating where to go and wanted to make the most of it since this would be one of the last few weeks before his work schedule gets busier. Finally we decided to take a trip to see the Oregon Coast; one of the more popular road trips in the Pacific Northwest. I’ll be dividing our stories into 5 separate posts – 1 for each day.

Total miles traveled: 526 Miles

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Our first stop was in Lincoln City, which was about a 2-hour journey from our apartment. Along the way, we passed by the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville. We didn’t plan to visit the museum but only make a stop and take pictures from the outside. This place has an indoor waterpark with an aircraft parked above the building and a waterslide going down from the aircraft.

There are 2 waterslides connected to the aircraft exit doors

One of the aircrafts on display outside the museum.

At Lincoln City, we first went to have lunch at Mo’s Restaurant which I read from yelp was one of those favorite traditional coastal restaurants. The restaurant was right at the beach and had a great view of the beautiful Siletz Bay. We ordered the famous clam chowder there and Cheryl loved the Fish and Chips. She finished 3 out of the 4 pieces of the cod fish fillets. After lunch, we went for a stroll by the beach in hope of finding some hand-crafted glass floats. Yes….so happen at that time, the city was having an annual event  featuring hand-crafted glass floats being placed along the 7-1/2 miles (12 km) of public beach in Lincoln City. The best part about it is if you find it, you get to keep it. But we later realized, it’s not so easy after all so we decided to just take some photos instead. After fueling up on food and getting a feel of the sea, sand and sun, we were ready to head out for the next and probably the most significant stop in our Lincoln City itinerary……SHOPPING. This place is a well-known stop for travellers because of the tax-free Tanger Outlets which carries famous American brands like OshKosh B’Gosh, Coach,  Gap, Levi’s, Nike and many more. Needless to say, we spent the rest of the afternoon here before heading off to our hotel to check in and call it a day.

Cheryl eating bread while waiting for her fish and chip

Mo's Clam Chowder in a bun.

View of the beachfront outside Mo's Restaurant

Cheryl looking uncomfortable having her feet in the sand.

Usually Cheryl will be busy walking around and exploring on her own, but she didn't dare to move in the sand and wanted us to carry her up

We stayed the night here at The Ashley Inn & Suites. We were rather impressed by how big our room was. There was a king size bed, a 3-seater couch and a small dining table in our room and it was still spacious even with all that furniture

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