Things Are Getting a Bit Fishy

April 30, 2013

About two weeks ago, Nate let me know that we were getting away for the weekend once he was done with classes.  He had purchased an amazing Portland Perks (the Portland version of Groupon) that allowed us to stay at the Mt Hood resort for next to nothing.  It seemed far too good to be true.  Fun fact – when something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  Nate went to pick up the coupon and was told that there had been a miscommunication and that Perk wasn’t going to be honored.  We got our money back (plus a ten dollar credit for a future Perk) so it wasn’t too bad.  We were super bummed, though, because we had really been looking forward to a weekend away together after a long, busy semester.

Nate got the wonderful idea to ask my uncle if we could stay at his beach house near Cannon Beach for the weekend and he graciously allowed us to!

What a wonderful way to end Nate’s semester!

Beach1

Nate and I headed to the beach on Friday after work and got there in time to watch the sunset.  Yeah, it was kind of lame.  The pictures are about a million times better than the actual sunset was.  I made Nate be romantic with me nonetheless.

Beach2

The next morning, Nate and I took it easy.  We slept in, had a wonderful breakfast (made by Nate), and got to sit around reading.  At some point we decided we wanted to head out and hit the town.  First stop – a coffee shop.  Yes, we know how to live it up.  It was fun to just sit with my love, sipping coffee, getting caught up on emails, and reading even more.

PicMonkey Collage

Once we finished up our coffee, we went on a walk on the beach.  It was COLD and WINDY but still lots of fun.  See Haystack Rock there in the background?  Quite the Oregon Coast landmark!  No day at Cannon Beach would be complete without fish and chips.  We decided to switch things up from our norm and tried out The Fireside Restaurant.  It was pretty good but probably won’t become our new go-to restaurant at the coast.

When we got back to the house, we spent the night watching movies and cuddling.  Yeah, pretty much the greatest.

Beach4

The next morning was similar to the first.  Lots of sleeping in, yummy breakfast, reading, and relaxing.  We got the house all cleaned and locked up and headed out to Astoria.  Nate had never climbed the Astoria Column so that was the first stop.  See little me at the bottom of the tower?  Yeah, it was HIGH!  We climbed up the spiral staircase all the way to the top!  Because of the climb, my legs are KILLING me!  What a great was to show how out of shape I am!  I should probably work on that…

Beach5

Throughout Astoria we could hear the sound of sea lions barking.  Of course, we had to track them down.  There were so many of them at the marina!  It was so fun to see! 

No trip to Astoria is complete without visiting the house The Goonies was filmed at yet neither of us had ever been there.  In case anyone is wondering – it’s kinda a letdown.  Sorry.  Dinner, though, was NOT a letdown!  It was a place after my own heart since they served their drinks in mason jars!
We then loaded back into the car and headed back to Portland.  All in all, it was such a wonderful getaway.  I love spending time with my love!

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