FFF ~ Summer Roadtrip

It’s time to think back over the week and pick out some favorites to share. I’m thankful for Susanne at Living to Tell the Story…for who she is as a fellow blogger and for hosting this worthwhile meme each week.

Tuesday morning Dear and I took off for the Oregon Coast for a night and then swung inland and northward for a night at Bonneville Hot Springs. Here are a few highlights of our time. More to come next week…

Our first stop was Astoria, Oregon. Did any of you ever watch Goonies? Well Goonies was filmed here in this coastal city. We had breakfast here and then we found the Goonies House. The Flavel house museum looked interesting but one thing about traveling with Dear is that you start real early and usually get to your first destination before anything opens. We headed south along the coast after our heart attack on a plate breakfast.

We decided to stop at Tillamook Cheese in Tillamook, Oregon. It was interesting to see the cheese assembly line. Besides cheese samples and a cafeteria you could buy scoops of their delicious ice cream.

Our first night we stayed at the Salishan Spa just below Lincoln City, Oregon. It was in a lovely setting and had a golf course on the grounds. We enjoyed a quiet night here with a nice view of the water from our room.

We drove through many little Seaside towns on our way here.

For the second night of our roadtrip we stayed just across the Columbia river from Oregon at Bonneville Hot Springs Resort in Bonneville, Washington. We again had a lovely room and a great view. The mineral waters in the pool and hot tub were refreshing and relaxing. The great room at this resort is really beautiful with that floor to ceiling stone fireplace…

I’ll be posting a lot more photos next week from Cannon Beach and Multnomah falls and the amazing waves we heard and saw on our walk to the beach from Salashan spa. Those all deserved posts of their own. Hope you are enjoying the beginning of September. We are getting some real warm weather forecast for the next week or so…

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

13 thoughts on “FFF ~ Summer Roadtrip

  1. What a lovely trip! You really know how to find getaways….with great food and sights. I laughed at the ‘heart attack on a plate’ breakfast:):)

  2. Oh Ellen B! I think I’ve fallen in love with Astoria just by looking at your pictures. Glad you had a wonderful time and a safe trip back home. Don’t you sometimes feel that the best part of going on vacation is coming home?

  3. Kindergarten Cop was filmed in Astoria too…
    Since my only visit to Tillimook and taking the cheese making tour, I find myself consistently reaching for Tillamook cheese at the grocery store. Tastes great and brings back good memories too.

    You two really got in a super nice vacation not too far from home. See America first is still great advice!

  4. You stayed in some lovely places! I’d like to go to Bonneville Hot Springs. Love those mineral spas! I’m looking forward to your take on Cannon Beach. My oldest son was Dean of Men at Ecola Bible School there and now is a board member. He lived there for some time, so we have made many memorable visits there!

  5. Love going into factories and looking at processes — esp if there’s someone to explain what’s happening. Thanks for sharing photos of these great places, both indoors and outside.

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