If two weeks ago you would have asked me if I thought Barb and I would be flying down a sand dune on a thin piece of laminated wood I would have said you were crazy! But that is exactly what happened last week as we visited the Oregon coast with Forrest, Somer and Lily.
We arrived at Jessie M. Honeyman State Park just outside of Florence Oregon about 5:00pm on a Sunday on a grey cloudy day. If fact grey and rain were to be theme for the next several days there. The majority of the over 350 sites were occupied. Site #221 was large enough for both our camper, Forrest’s tent as well as both of our vehicles.
|Lily being annoyed as Somer brushes her hair|
After getting set up we headed into town for dinner. Although it was Sunday night and everyone should have been heading home to work the next day we found every restaurant packed with up to an hour wait for a table. We walked down the street and finally found a restaurant with immediate seating. We later found out it was for good reason. If you happen to be in Florence and are hungry, DO NOT stop to eat at the Bay Street Grille The food was bland and underwhelming.
One of the things were looking forward to was having clam chowder each day to try and find who has the best chowder in the area and this place came in dead last.
Our final list is as follows: Mo's Restaurant
Harbor Light Restaurant (Reedsport)
Bay Street Grille
So if you are in the Florence area and have a hankering for chowder you cannot go wrong with any of the top four!
Other highlights of our trip included a short trip Jeeping in the dunes.
Clamming in the mud flats.
|Somer looks a little muddy!|
The clamming was good but muddy. Somer was the lucky one who fell backwards in the mud and got her pants soaked! We got 30 or so clams which we took back, cleaned and made some tasty clam strips!
And no trip would be complete without crabbing on the docks.
|Somer and Lily setting up a crab basket|
|Zoey loving up Kaitlyn|
|Amy getting her hugs in!|
On our way over there we drove on highway 58 along the way and stopped by Salt Creek Falls. A spectacular waterfall of almost 300' and best of all, it is only 1/4 mile from the parking lot so it is a nice easy hike that even Dino could make!
|Do I have something in my teeth?|