Sarah's cousin Alyssa came to visit for a week, and we spent a long weekend at Netarts, Oregon. We broke up the drive by stopping at Mt. St. Helens, which is about halfway:
We rented a house through AirBnb, which had a game room in the basement. Darts, pool, board games, and of course, shuffle board:
We visited the Blue Heron Cheese Company which had gorgeous landscaping, a fun petty farm, but only so-so cheese:
Next we paid a visit to the Tillamook Cheese Factory. Terribly crowded and not particularly interesting for the kids, except for the cheese and ice cream samples.
Of course no trip to the coast would be complete without a visit to the beach, and some appropriate waterworks.
On our last day we stopped by the Tillamook Air Museum, where we got to go inside the Mini Guppy:
The museum is inside an absolutely cavernous World War II blimp hangar. Look closely -- you know those three people.
We also went inside the Cape Meares Lighthouse:
Then on our way back to Seattle we stopped in Portland where we rode the arial tram, the street car, and finally ended up at a splash fountain.
That wasn't enough so we rented a Surrey bike, stuck the kids in the front basket, sat the dog between them, and went for a two mile ride along the waterfront.