May 092013

Last year, this time we were returning from Oregon’s high desert making a stop along its majestic coastline on this beach called Tierra Del Mar.  It is a trip that is still very vivid in our minds . . .

Airstream on the Beach

When you spend time in Oregon you begin to realize just how incredible it really is here in all that it has to offer. Dramatic coastlines, high deserts, state parks galore and so much more.

A couple more places to visit were on our agenda and then our trip would come to a close. On this day we stopped at one of our favorite places to be with our Airstream.

Right next to the sea.

Hubby and B started exploring and I started preparing lunch for us.  Continue reading »

May 082012

Our trip through Oregon’s Spring Splendor was coming to an end.  It would not have been a proper trip to Oregon if we hadn’t stopped off at Cannon Beach.  Full of rich history, fabulous restaurants with the friendliest hosts, candy shops galore and boutiques upon endless boutiques to fullfill your shopping desires are just a few of things you will find here.

Of course I won’t forget to tell you all about the sandy beach with infamous Haystack Rock.  Maybe my pictures will help you understand just how breathtaking it is here.

Oh, did I mention the surfers?

They are amazing.

Morris’ Fireside Restaurant was our stop for lunch.  It was hubby’s favorite place to go — for me, I have never been.  I was so happy he took B and I there. It was a slightly chilly day outside so you can imagine what a pleasure it was to walk into such a cozy and warm place.  The fire was so inviting along with the log cabin charm Morris’ offered.

We split a burger with some of the most delicious fries I have had in a long time.  They were definitely made here and they were not greasy but rather thick and hearty.  I loved them!  B enjoyed his little sliders :)  They were just the right size for his little hands.

We also enjoyed a Bloody Mary.  It was hands down, the BEST Bloody Mary I have ever had.

That’s Armando our host.  What a pleasure it was to meet him. He made me laugh and made our entire dining experience such a fun time. Oh and I should mention that the Bloody Mary recipe belongs to him so if you do stop by and you like this particular drink, I highly recommend it. It’s on the menu too “Armando’s Famous Bloody Mary.”

Armando :)

I am sad that our trip was over so soon.  We will definitely be back to beautiful Oregon.

From our memories of Kahneeta, Smith Rock State Park, and Jetty Fishery to spending time on the beach with our Airstream, it was all an incredible time.

As usual :)


Feb 262011

When hubby, B and I are together, life is good.  It is even better when we are together outdoors spending time and exploring our surroundings without any electronics distractions.  When you are together this way, is when you really realize that this is what life is all about.  Enjoying each other and relishing each moment.  Laughing, hugging and smiling.

When we came back to the Airstream after our big day, the boys settled down to a game of Monopoly and I got very excited over the thought of preparing this recipe.  The hardest part about this recipe was peeling the butternut squash.  Honestly, this was SO good!  And it was perfect after a chilly day.  I suggest preparing the risotto first since the scallops cook up in no time.

Bon Appetit!

Feb 242011

On the morning of our second day in Rockaway, Oregon, where our Airstream was camped right across from the ocean, we woke up to the endings of a coastal storm.   The night was amazing — incredible high winds, huge waves crashing in the distance, rain pounding down on the Airstream.  The Airstream was literally rocking back and forth from those winds — hubby commented how it felt like it used to when we were on our boat.  The night definitely gave the name “Land Yacht” some true meaning.  But while the Airstream was gently rocking from those high winds, I had a warm and fuzzy feeling inside knowing we were toasty warm, cozy and safe from those elements.  I don’t think I ever slept so good as I did that night.

On the menu for breakfast was a breakfast scramble to go — we took these little tasty pockets of heaven down to the beach and enjoyed the sweeping views of the Oregon coast.

Feb 232011

I could have this for breakfast, lunch and dinner, everyday.  Hubby and B also agree.   It is so simple to make and so good!

I prepared this simple meal after a big day spent on the beach.  We all sat together inside the Airstream where it was warm and cozy and enjoyed this delicious meal while watching the end of the day happenings on the beach.  People were packing up and rushing to get home — but we, on the other hand, were already home.

Feb 232011

Did I mention how fun it is to be able to take your kitchen with you where ever you please?  Cooking simple, healthy and fantastic meals is truly possible anywhere you may be with your Airstream.  That is the beauty when traveling this way.  On this particular morning, we towed our Airstream onto a beach (right onto the sand that is) along the Oregon coastline so I could prepare the boys some breakfast while they enjoyed a morning of beachcombing.

Steel cut oats was on the menu and since this was already prepared so simply (see recipe below) all I had to do was to heat it up and add some toppings.

Bon appetit!

Feb 232011

This was such an awesome city — Pacific City that is, located along the Oregon coastline.  Everyone here was so nice and went out of their way to educate us on their culture and way of life.  Easy going is the name of the game  here — no one is in a rush (which is so refreshing these days) and everyone you meet, will smile at you.  That alone, makes me happy.

On our way up along the coast towards Pacific City, we stopped and met Tim at Oregon Surf Shop located in Lincoln City.  What a great guy!  Friendly as can be and so very helpful.  His shop was totally amazing filled with everything you could possibly need for a day (or two, or three?) of surfing — even lessons too.  If you are ever in the area and want to give surfing a shot, I say call Tim!

We met some talented surfers who allowed us to take some pictures of them in action.  It’s no wonder this place attracts surfers from all over the Oregon coast.  It’s beauty and great waves are hard to pass up.

We stayed at one of the most beautiful, clean RV parks ever and it is literally, right across the street from the Ocean and awesome surfing!  Cape Kiwanda RV Resort.  They have an indoor pool, hot tub, work out facility — the bathrooms are clean and showers are coin-free.  I can not recommend this place enough!  Did I mention how friendly the staff was?  Unbelieveably so.  If you are ever in the area, this is the place to stay!

Located in Pacific City is Moment Surf Company.  Thank you to Jeff who was so very helpful with his local knowledge of the surfing scene at Pacific City.

If you have an itch for some mid winter surfing, this is the place to be.  Friendly people, beautiful scenery and amazing talent all rolled up in one amazing spot.  Pacific City, Oregon!