The little red Eurovan that could once again takes us on an adventure all the way to the beautiful forest covered, state park ridden state of Oregon. Specifically to the Oregon dunes and the quirky little old town of North Bend.
The town had such a cool sign to welcome visitors. Was a tad eerie, but who doesn't love neon signs? They're very much a common sight among small towns along highway one.
On the trip out, we had to drive the Eurovan through the huge fire that had terrorized most of the northern tip of California. The air was full of ashes and caused a sweltered 100+ degree environment. Oh well! Nothing open windows and cold drinks from the icebox can't fix! The effect the ashen sky gave off made for a great vintage 90's-esque gas station stop picture.
We camped out at a nice big site near the Oregon dunes. Scored a nice little corner by the trees and set up shop. Very cozy!
Our plans for day one where to rent some ATV's and explore the dunes. Never had we seen anything so bizarre and beautiful all at once. Like Pismo beach in California, Oregon's dunes are a state recreation area, but what makes this place so unique are the sprawling forests and patches of water, trees, and vegetation all over the place. Needless to say, It was such a blast shredding trails and open sand.
Day two was a drive a little further down the coast to visit a few local state beaches and parks. Oregon's coast has a very volcanic history, making for some totally jaw dropping sights.
Another long trip and the Eurovan preformed flawlessly without a streak or hint of trouble. Overall it was a very interesting trip, with so much beauty to see. We were able to see why tourists love Oregon; it was truly unmatched. And what better way to see it all than in a Westfalia?
Till next time!