During my childhood years, my family began going to the Oregon Coast for our vacations. It all started out in Seaside, Oregon, where we spent a few summers in my earlier years enjoying the beach and shopping. As the years passed, we found our love for the Oregon Coast was only growing, and wanted to further our horizons. My mom found a town farther south of Seaside and Cannon Beach named Lincoln City. Since I was in sixth grade, we visited Lincoln City yearly staying in the vacation home rentals the town has to offer (trust me, there is an abundance). During our stays throughout the years we made it a point to explore Lincoln City and the other towns located on the Oregon coastline.
Lincoln City, Depoe Bay and Newport are all wonderful places to drive and see, especially for the dining and shopping they have to offer. Other picturesque and exciting towns to visit along the coastline are Pacific City and Florence, both have amazing beaches and acres of sand dunes waiting to be driven on.
Even the drive down the coastline is breathtaking. There are various state parks and stops along Highway 101 that let you get out of the car and just enjoy the amazing views of the ocean. A five hour drive only seems like twenty minutes on this highway just because of the beauty of the coastline.
As each vacation came to an end over the years I found it harder and harder to leave the Oregon Coast, even driving home a few times crying, not wanting to come back into the reality of things. So, in the spring of 2005 my fiance and I made goal to come and live on the Oregon Coast within a few years. However, since we were getting married in Lincoln City at the end of the summer, we decided to accomplish our goal a little sooner then expected. We decided to pack up and move down to the Oregon Coast before our wedding. Despite a few obstacles along the way, our dream became a reality and we were moving in at the beginning of July. By the end of August, we had had the most perfect wedding along the shores of Lincoln City held at the Inn at Spanish Head.
Both him and I could not be any happier, we are living in our most favorite place with eachother and we are able to enjoy the beauty of the Oregon Coast everyday and our excitement and love for this place never fades. To make it even better, my family is still making it a point to come to the Oregon Coast every year to vacation!