Toward the middle of April we took a trip into Oregon. We thought it would be fun to take the back roads to Portland and then Cannon Beach. We took Highway 101 south through Aberdeen and Raymond. We then took Highway 4 to the little town of Cathlamet and drove across Puget Island to the small open car ferry which took us across the Columbia River to Oregon. From there we drove along the river to Portland on Highway 30. Portland is always great for shopping, walking, and eating. After a couple of nights in Portland, we decided to head over the Coast Range on Highway 6 along the picturesque Wilson River to Tillamook and it’s cheese factory! (Pretty cheesy!) Then we headed up the coast to meet friends in Cannon Beach for a couple of days. We discovered a beautiful new beach with caves and a waterfall called Hug Point which is just south of Cannon Beach. We saw lots of birds, Oyster Catchers, Pelicans, gulls, but no Puffins yet on Haystack Rock. We returned home by going up the coast through Astoria returning to buckets of rain! What a fun getaway.