My good friend was in town for a week long visit. He was only 2 states short of visiting all 50 states – Alaska and Oregon. After seeing multiple photos my friends posted of Cannon Beach (damn you, social media!), and given there is a IHG promotion of 7000 points for making the first stay in May, I figured, why not?
We left Seattle at ~noon, and after four hours, we arrived at Seaside, OR. We drove down US101 S, which was a rather scenic drive. I enjoyed the view as we crossed the bridge that spanned Washington State and Oregon.
After checking in at our hotel, I was starving, so we walked around downtown Seaside, and stopped at the first place I was ok with – Dundee’s Bar & Grill. I had some amazing cod & chips, which was super fresh!
Unfortunately, while we were eating, the weather turned crummy. We drove the ~20 min to Cannon Beach, but no sunset. It was a typical Pacific grey. The looming rock stacks at the sea are still very majestic, and my friend is a Goonies fan, so we still had a good time!
I wish I didn’t have driving anxiety – road trips are such an amazing way to see America!