August in Oregon

Here it is October and I'm just getting around to posting some pics from my trip to Oregon in August. I have to thank my in-laws for giving my husband and I an excuse to see this amazing state! Given our close proximity in neighboring CA, they invited us to join them, while checking another adventure off their bucket list. Visiting Cannon Beach, I fell in love with the town and the rugged coastline of the Pacific Northwest. With it's quaint charm and post-card views, it's no wonder National Geographic named it "One of the World's 100 Most Beautiful Places". At Ecola State Park, a long winding drive through a gorgeous, lush green forest led us to the secluded sandy shores of Indian Beach (shown here). Quite a hidden gem! From here we hiked up a six-mile segment of the Oregon Coast Trail, which meandered through the rain-forest with breathtaking ocean views around every corner. Take a peek... 

Surfers brave the chilly ocean at Indian Beach, water temp: 52! Sure beats SoCal's crowded lineups!