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Saturday, November 5, 2016

an Oregon coast road trip: Nehalem Bay

This summer, we drove 5 hours from Bremerton, Washington to Manzanita, Oregon. There, we met Sean's family for a weekend of camping at Nehalem Bay State Park. This is a family tradition for us. Since I was 17 years old, I've been camping here with Sean's family. We always enjoy the unpredictable Pacific Northwest weather, strolls along the perfectly sandy beach, s'mores over the camp fire, and a lot of fun and games.

This summer, our weather was rather dreary. It rained a lot, so much so our tent began to flood in the middle of the night. It was also windy and cold. That did not stop us from having a good time though. We went on many walks, skim boarded, hung out in the cute little town of Manzanita, and drove to Seaside, Oregon to watch a movie when the weather got really bad.

Luckily, on our second to last day, the weather cleared and Sean took me to a bunch of beaches I had never been to before. We also tried to find the Lewis & Clark trail we walked 5 years ago, but our Smartphoneless selves could not find it.

In the end, it was a perfect way to spend time with Sean's family-- including the dogs-- before heading back to Taiwan.

And we cannot wait to go camping this summer with baby! Although, we will definitely look into renting one of the yurts at the state park. If only Bubu could come with us too.

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