Sunday, September 18, 2011

Epic Road Trip Begins

On July 30th, Maiko & I headed South on our west coast road trip to visit family, friends and see a few beautiful places that we've either only seen once or have never seen before. We will remember and treasure this trip forever.

Our plan on this first day was to drive from Seattle to Portland, West to Tillamook on the Oregon Coast and then South to Newport.

On the way, we stopped in Vancouver to visit our good friends, Aaron and Brandi Frye who had just adopted their first son, Adrian (see picture below). The adoption happened at the very last minute (although they were on a waiting list for 18 months) so instead of staying with The Frye Guy's in Forest Grove, we drove through and stayed in Newport, Oregon.

On the way to Newport, we made a quick stop at the Tillamook Cheese Factory for some cheese to go and an ice cream cone. Ahhh.....Tillamook Ice Cream. Sooooooo good!!!
After arriving at our hotel in Newport, we found a somewhat famous restaurant and ordered up some clam chowder and fish and chips (pictured above). More goodness! Day One of our road trip ends with a full belly.

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