My Papa has been a rancher his whole life, until he and my Nana moved to Eastern Oregon near the coast and he took up cranberry farming. He is the main man running the bogs outside Bandon with his cousins and a few helpers. Since I was little I remember coming to work with him on our visits to Oregon, stopping off at a diner for breakfast on the way. So I thought I’d share a few pictures, as a lot of people don’t realise where their cranberries come from.
While we were staying at my grandparents in Oregon, my mom’s friend Kathy and her son came to visit and stay a couple days. We took them to see my Papa’s cranberry bogs that he runs, and conveniently there was a walk through safari park on the way in Bandon. I’m all over spending the day with animals, especially when I get to pet them.
On our way back from the redwoods, we had planned a stop off overnight in Gold Beach Oregon so we could go on a wilderness jet boat tour. On our way we saw a pretty stretch of beach so we wandered around for a while finding wildlife and soaking in the sea air.
No trip for the first time to the Oregon coast would be complete without a trip down to California to the Trees of Mystery! I’ve got happy memories as a child going to see my Nana and Papa and taking a trip to the redwoods that await a few hours drive south. So obviously I had to take Adam to see these impressive giants called the redwood trees.
We didn’t really know what to expect in Seattle so hadn’t planned any activities other than going up the space needle. We stumbled across an info center on harbor cruises and decided to hop on the next boat taking off since they were giving deals.I highly recommend doing one of the cruises (there are a few different ones to choose from) as you can see the whole Seattle skyline and it’s pretty cool. They also tell you about the different buildings and give a little history of them and the city.