Ted’s Day Out- The Big Road Trip Part Two Oregon

I never want to go home!

We didn’t plan our trip. We didn’t book a single motel, nor have a serious thought as to our route, other than thinking, hey let’s drive down the coast and see what happens. Crazy enough but with Ted?  We did end up in only one dodgy motel, the kind that pushing a chair against the door is not enough. You want to push the desk, the bed, and then sleep sitting in the chair all night!  We thought we would get through Oregon in a day, or at the most a day an a half of driving. But wow…Orgeon had other plans for us.  We only got as far as Cannon Beach and spent two days there! Ted was in his glory!

Cannon Beach with its giant rocks and sand beach is just staggering. I could have spent all day walking on the beach. But Ted, chasing seagulls and their shadows in the waves, was not able to properly hear me over the roar of the surf and wind. He kept me on my toes and very wet!

Cannon Beach

This was Ted’s first time at the seaside. He wasn’t sure at first if he should go in, but believe me he got over that fear very quickly!

It was time to leave Oregon but Lighthouse after Lighthouse held us in their power.

Oregon has gorgeous lighthouses. We weren’t prepared for their beauty and ended up spending more time than planned wandering the trails up and around each lighthouse.

The edge of the cliff tempted my Ted one too many times for my comfort.

Ted finally let us leave the beaches but with a few friends along for the ride. Fleas! He was covered in them. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many fleas on one little dog. I swore it was as if the entire flea population had decided all at once to land on poor Ted!  We had to pull away from the coast to find a shop to get all the kit we needed before we named our vehicle the flea rover. Sigh…a bath, and loads of combing out, we were finally back on the road again with Ted’s dignity still intact. It was time to flee Oregon! ( sorry could not resist!)


I know I am overusing, stunning, breathtaking, beautiful, but there is no other way to try to express the stunning beauty of Oregon’s Coastline.

Our last stop before we headed over the border to California was a beach with mammoth stones. Ted quickly disappeared behind one, leaving footprints in the sand. It was a perfect way to say goodbye to Oregon.

Ted! Where are you? It’s time to go!


About susan sheldon nolen

It’s rare to catch me without coffee, a form of camera, or my beloved wire fox terriers. I love the history, the art, and it’s a massive part of my life, as I either paint, write, or get interrupted by my dogs, reminding me of the real world. I hope you enjoy your time here. It’s such a privilege to have readers.
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6 Responses to Ted’s Day Out- The Big Road Trip Part Two Oregon

  1. What an awesome post. Love the photos! Didn’t even know Oregon had a coast LOL. It looks magnificent!! I think you need to come out with a coffee table type book called Susan and Ted’s Amazing Travels across America! Seriously!
    Sorry about the fleas, maybe they were looking to travel too 🙂

    • Thanks for stopping bye Daniella! We really thought we would breeze down the coast and literally were stopped by the sheer beauty of it, and of course my Ted, had to stop and sniff every new place! 😉 The Fleas…wow…that was something else!

  2. Carrie Rubin says:

    Gorgeous photos, but so sorry to hear about Ted’s fleas. Ick. Glad you were able to take care of it. 🙂

    • Hi Carrie! It was an amazing trip. The fleas were something else! We knocked them back right away so Ted didn’t suffer for long! But what a shocker to his his little body black with those nasty guys!

  3. Cannon Beach is a favorite spot of mine, along with Astoria. I spent time there almost a decade ago, hiking some of the Lewis & Clark Trail there. Their journals note a whale that washed up near Cannon Beach, and that was the reason I went there.

    I hope your travels continue to be fun and flea-free!!

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