Sunday, July 29, 2007

the Three Capes

Wah-Wah decided to she wanted to get out of the house this weekend for a little vacation, so we headed to the Three Capes on the Oregon Coast. These are cape Kiwanda, Mears, and Look Out. Basically it's called the Three Capes because they are all pretty close together. They make a good weekend trip because they are only about an hour and half from Portland. Here's some pictures from our weekend:

Here's Monty on the top of a giant sand dune at Cape Kiwanda. It was a steep climb (about 600ft)all in sand and Monty and I were the only ones to do it. I didn't think I was going to make it. I was more impressed that Monty made it. Tough climb for a little dog.

This is Tillamook Cheese Factory. My sister actually was hospitalized after eating some cheese curds there a few years ago. I still think it's a pretty neat place were you can get some free cheese. They also make ice cream there which you can get in about every flavor.
This is the Blue Heron Winery right next to the cheese factory. Inside is a quaint little store and restaurant. They also have some wine tasting for a couple of bucks. We ate lunch here and picked up a bottle of some type of wine that taste like grapes. One day I'll learn more about wine and give a better description.

Here is the Octopus Tree at Cape Mears. It is right on a cliff and pretty unique the way a bunch of trees starting growing together into one. I'm glad I didn't drive out of my way to get to it.

I can't get enough waterfalls and Oregon seems to have plenty of them. This is Munson Falls outside Tillamook. It's gorgeous but there is no way to get much closer to it. Supposely there is a trial up to the top, but there is so much vegetation and over growth,nobody could find it.

Here's Monty and I on the giant sand dune at Cape Kiwanda. We could both use some water. It only took us about a minute to go back down 600ft.

Here's Monty playing fetch at Cape Look Out. It was a beautiful beach and Monty is getting used to going into ocean. I found the water invigorating.

More waterfalls. These falls are unmarked and unnamed. They are right off the road on the way through the Coastal Range.
Here's a better view of Cape Look Out.

After enjoying a couple of hours on the beach, Wah-Wah was ready for a hike around Cape Look Out.


Portland wawa said...

Pretty good turnout on the pics. I am at work remembering the beautiful weekend we had.

GoldenSunrise said...

You guys seem to have a vacation every weekend! Monty isn't so useless after all.

T said...

Sounds like a fun vacation! I love weekend get aways!

shakedust said...

I don't get tired of the waterfalls either.

Sounds like a fun and active weekend. I sat on my butt all weekend.

Doc said...

It is nice to live in a place where you don't have to travel far for vacation type activities. I remember liking Tillamook ice cream when I lived in the Northwest.

Roaming Writer said...

Nice area. It is my mom's area of Oregon where she goes with her sister every year. I think in Tilamook.