As the weather continues to plummet into the low 30’s on the East Coast, my mind can’t help but yearn for the warm, inviting, West Coast sun rays. Last year in early October, I took a mini getaway to one of Oregon’s classic seaside town, Cannon Beach. I have always loved the beach, there’s just something about the sea air that invigorates my soul with tranquility. Cannon Beach was a wide sun-kissed stretch of sand with rocky shores. Charming, quaint, and picturesque – it easily became one favorite destinations of 2017! While, I wish I could be whisked away and hop on the next flight there – that’s just not realistic or feasible. But, I can rejoice in the memories by posting a few of my favorite pics from my trip. 🙂 Hope you enjoy them! Where are you hoping to jet set to next? ~b
Hi guys! Finally, putting up some pics from my Oregon, Washington, & Colorado mini vacay a while back. I haven’t made a trip to the West Coast in years. Even so, it didn’t take long for me to be in complete awe of the majestic beauty of the natural landscape. Being surrounded by mountains and wilderness, every corner turned into a photo opportunity!
I traveled with my boyfriend and brother, who are both avid photographers. We woke up early everyday to catch the sunrise. Jonsrud View Point was my favorite scenic spot at dawn . It is located in Sandy, Oregon – which is a 50 min. drive from Portland where we were staying. The outlook was conveniently situated on the side of the road. It was also right in front of a neighborhood, making it basically someone’s front yard. Soooo can you just imagine waking up to that incredible view every morning?! Ahhh I’m jealous!
Later in the same day, we drove to Washington to visit Johnston Ridge Observatory. It’s a great place to enjoy an expansive view of Mount Saint Helens. You can also come here to learn more about the aftermath of the 1980 volcanic eruption. It is the most deadliest and economically destructive volcanic event in American history. To this date, the area is still slowly recovering. If you have the time, I would check this place out.
All in all, I hope you guys enjoy the travel pics and I can’t wait to share more of my trip with you guys. Talk to ya soon! ~b
Note: These photos were taken in late Oct.
Blue Ridge is famous for its brilliant fall foliage, and for good reasons – it’s absolutely stunning! I have been to Blue Ridge a few times in the summer months but never in autumn. Though not a huge fan of the colder weather in the mountains, the view from Rough Ridge Overlook was spectacular! I was able to witness the sea of trees in ripple waves of wildfire colors. The forest was ignited with crimson red and fiery yellow in the most picturesque way. Although fall is nearing its last fallen leaf, if you ever get the chance to head south for autumn, I highly recommend checking out Blue Ridge 🙂 ! ~b