In exactly 6 days we are headed west to the central coast of Oregon. If you have some insider knowledge about these parts and know of something I should absolutely NOT miss during my upcoming visit, please do tell. We will be renting a house around Waldport. So far we have the following on the agenda: visit some lighthouses (Haceta head, Yaquina), see the Cape Perpetua area (tidepools, thors well, devils churn, hiking), go to seal cave, explore some dunes, and stare at the ocean.
If I am missing something that I will kick myself for later, let me know. As soon as we disembark and get the rental car we are stopping at Powell's books. We only have time to do one thing in Portland and this is what I have chosen (there may be a local yarn store nearby that I haven't mentioned to Chris yet). We are planning to stop at some wineries as we head south/west from Portland to Lincoln City on 99W. Is there one that you like?
P.S. That photo of the books is only loosely connected to this post by the Oregon travel books I consulted from the library. In the event that you want to know what I thought of the books here goes...
1. Weird Oregon: Weird, not helpful in planning my trip.
2. Wanderlust: I read 2 chapters and stopped. Interesting but not enough to read more.
3. Off the Beaten Path Oregon: Helpful.
4. Unforgettable: I finished it. I am glad Scott Simon had the chance to reminisce with his mom in her last weeks. I wish more people could do this. I am sorry his experiences with her healthcare providers were not better.
WOW!!!! thanks everyone and especially Brenda for all the suggestions! I owe you one :)