Starting Point: Bellingham, WA
Destination: Newport, OR
Drive time: 8.5 hours
Hours listened to The Lord of the Rings audiobook: 6 hours, 26 minutes
First stop: Astoria, OR
Second Stop: Cannon Beach, OR
Megan’s good friend from Alaska (who moved to Tennessee) happened to be at Cannon Beach at the very same time we were driving through. We couldn’t pass up a chance to reconnect and walk on the beach.
Third stop: Tillamook, OR Final stop: Newport, OR
We arrived at our first campground–we’re staying in a yurt!–and cooked dinner by headlamp and lantern. A quick game of Settlers of Catan rounded out the night.