Oregon Coast, part 1.

The Oregon Coast is stunningly beautiful. From the top where it touches Washington all the way to the bottom where it attaches to (or tries to detach from) California. Literally, the entire coast is gorgeous. If you’ve been here then you know!

Before we can get there, Lily and I need to pickup the Airstream in Portland where the month long upfit project is finally completed. I’ll blog about that and do a proper photo tour later.

We started our journey from Oregon City where we spent a Harvest Host night at Trail Distilling. It was the perfect way to kick off our first trip – tasting delicious Gin and Whiskey and devouring a smash burger from the Queen Chili food truck.

Trillium Gin aged for months in wet and dry Pino Wine Barrels. Was like no other Gin I’ve tasted. Really really good!
The best Texas style chili, chili cheese fries, and deluxe smash burger I’ve had in a while. So delicious, I forgot to take a pic before I devoured it.

After gleefully patronizing the distillery with a moderate purchase of Whiskey and Gin, I started moving into and setting up the Airstream for living. Once the bedroom was configured, Lily claimed her spot and watched me unpack the rest.


The next morning we headed off to the coast. It was about a 3 hour drive with a few scenic stops along the way. The best part about dragging your home behind you is being able to pull over anywhere and make something to eat or use the bathroom, with a view!

Along the Oregon Coast Highway – US 101

We arrived in Yachats (pronounced “yaw-hots”) and got all setup just in time for the first of several dramatic rain storms that pounded the top of the Airstream like hail. It was pretty cool. Sea Perch RV Resort is the best of the best. I’ve been informed that every RV park I select after this one will hugely disappoint in comparison.

Nice wide RV space for my first time backing in. I got it perfect on the first try. Thanks YouTube!
I was the only Airstream in the park.
Our view from space #13.

Between the coastal rain storms and thrilling wind gusts, we did some exploring and hiked up the trail to the Haceta Lighthouse.

Stopped for a quick selfie along the trail.
Leading the way along the lighthouse trail.

After the lighthouse, we checked out Oregon Dunes State Park which I’ve driven past many times over the years but never took the time to stop. I parked the truck and took a cute little trail to the top.


Next, we head to Old Town Florence for some coffee and a donut. One important habit I want to adopt during my travels is supporting local businesses in the places I visit. I spotted this cool coffee place as I was driving around so I stopped in for a Blackjack latte and old fashioned, both house specialities according to Yelp! I got some in-house roasted beans for the road.

River Roasters – Florence, Oregon
River view, donut and a BJ.

Back at the home base to cook up my first homemade dinner in the Airstream. Then it was time for Lily and I to relax and get caught up on some Apple TV+.

Roasted chicken turned out perfect thanks to the Instant Pot Duo Crisp that bakes and air fries in addition to pressure cooking.
Chill out time, just like at home in Seattle.

Soon we will pull out of this perfect oceanfront RV park and continue south down the coast to meetup and spend time with friends before heading into California to see and smell the Redwoods. More pics and story to come in Oregon Coast, part 2. Stay tuned!

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