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.
Since I just got back from America I thought it might be a good time to share my trip to Washington and Oregon last year. I think I’ve mentioned before that my Mom is from Oregon, so all of her side of the family is still over that way, with my Aunt Uncle and cousins living close to Portland just over the border in Washington. My Nana was having surgery so I decided it was as good as time as any to visit my west coast family, with Adam coming along about a week later because he felt left out in England.