Some misc. photos from the Oregon trip. The octopus is a Pacific Giant that they use as an encounter animal at the aquarium in Newport. I went on the octopus encounter and got to touch and interact with it.
We stayed in a vacation rental on a small cliff overlooking the beach on the coast. The sunrise photos are from the beach, and the moonrise photo shows the other houses on the cliff. The large rock is Haystack rock at Cannon Beach, several hours drive up the coast. The tide pool life (sea stars and anemone) were found in the tide pools at the beach where we stayed.
The waterfall, snail, mushrooms, and plant silhouette are taken in Portland, on our drive through the Columbia river gulch.
We lucked out and had excellent weather the whole trip! Mike, myself, Melissa, and Byron went, and we met up with Tiel and Todd in Portland and drove around and did lots of shopping and sightseeing. It was a short trip, only two days in Portland and three on the coast.