Once we got up to the recreation area everything was covered in snow:
The next day we headed toward Bend where we were going to visit friends. Along the way we visited many covered bridges:
We spent 2 days in Bend with our friends. They took us on a scenic tour of Bend.
Once we got to the coast we enjoyed the driftwood beaches:
We ate the most amazing Clam Chowder at Mo's in Newport. We were told that we had to eat there and we weren't disappointed.
We spent our anniversary in Astoria. We stayed at the Cannery Pier Hotel. In was a brand new hotel built on a pier jetting out into the Columbia River.
The room was one of the nicest we have ever stayed in, but the highlight was that the barges passed right outside of our hotel room window as they made their way up the river:
It rained most of the time that we were in Oregon. I love rain, but after 7 solid days of it, even I was ready to come home to a little sun. Total cost for 7 days....$1850.00
Next year, Maui.